Pecha Kucha Nights
PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps — just about anything, really. PechaKucha Austin is produced by Art Alliance Austin and organized by a curatorial board led by Lana McGilvray and DJ Stout. Stu Taylor is the PK Austin Manager. Herman Dyal and Carla Fraser are founders of the Austin chapter.
PechaKucha [ or ペチャクチャ translated as “chit-chat”] is a series of brief 6-minute talks from presenters in the creative industry including artists, musicians, architects, filmmakers, writers, entrepreneurs, and local personalities. Each presenter shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The presentations are not a pitch, but a format to share insights and stories.
The PechaKucha presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in February 2003. Klein Dytham architecture still organizes and supports the global PechaKucha Night network and organize PechaKucha Night Tokyo.
PechaKucha Night #28 at KC Grey Home
Suggested donation of $10 or more at the door. PechaKucha Nights have a value of $25 – $35 (including complimentary poster [$20 value], drinks, and of course the presentation.)
PechaKucha Nights are also an excellent opportunity for sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring PechaKucha please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 512.609.8587.
In addition to donating at the door, individuals can support PechaKucha by donating online, here.
- Writer: Jardine Libaire
- Dancer: Michael J. Love
- Graphic Designer: Willie Baronet
- Musician: Sabrina Ellis
- Body Positive Ambassador: Erica Nix
- Deeds Not Words Founder: Wendy Davis
- Architect: Beau Frail
The final three presenters will be announced soon.
Thanks to our great sponsors and partners:
Pecha Kucha Night #27: Held at 1409 W 3rd Street. FULL VIDEO here. Presenters: Chad Swiatecki, Jennifer Idol, Wendy Dunnam Tita, Adam Hootnick, Savannah Welch, Robert Kraft, Gerardo Arellano, Antonio Madrid, Robert Harrison
Pecha Kucha Night #26:
Held at 800 Congress. FULL VIDEO here.
Presenters: Suzanna Choffel, Jana Swec, Megan Mead, Emily Little, George Reiff, O. Rufus Lovett, Ana López, Felix and Sloane Lenz, David Courtney, Ana Josephson
Pecha Kucha Night #25:
Held at 410 Pressler St, Pure Austin Speed Shop & Rogue Running. FULL VIDEO here.
Presenters: Eli Winkelman, Veronica Castro De Barrera, Felicia Graham, Clara Bensen, Amy Diane Morrow, Megan Meadh, Dr. Mini Kahlon, Allison Walton, Sandra Adair, Laura Scarborough
PechaKucha Night #24:
Held at an east Austin warehouse (1500 E 4th St
), FULL VIDEO here.
Presenters: Michael Kriegshauser, Kathie Lebeck Sever, Shawn Smith, Joe Nick Patoski, Gina Chavez, BJ Heinley, Jay B Sauceda, James H. Evans, Catherine Davis, Chris “The Whipper” Layton
Pecha Kucha Night #23:
Held at the Seaholm Power Plant development (211 Walter Seaholm Dr) FULL VIDEO here.
Presenters: Peter Mullan, Addie Broyles, John Houser, Michael Corcoran, Peter Bay,
Scott Van Osdol, Isabella Rose Taylor, DJ Mel, Hunter Cross, Elizabeth McQueen
PechaKucha Night #22:
Held at Austin Beerworks brewery, FULL VIDEO here.
Presenters: Nadine Mozon, Ihor Gowda, Alex Marrero, Elizabeth Chapin, Bianca Flores, Keith Graves, Greg Davis, David Heymann, Mikaila Ulmer, Stu Taylor
Pecha Kucha Night #21:
Held on the The Long Center
terrace, FULL VIDEO here.
Presenters: Loulou Ghelichkhani, Matt Lankes, Daniel Woodroffe, Keith Maitland, Rebecca McInroy, Darden Smith, Michael Sieben, Rino Pizzi, David Everett, Lana Lesley
PechaKucha Night #20:
Held at The Contemporary Austin – The Jones Center (700 N Congress
), FULL VIDEO here.
Presenters: Jeff Nichols, Rebecca Beegle, Tito Beveridge, Alan Graham, Cam Rogers, Joel Salcido, Katie Rose Pipkin, Yuliya Lanina, Paul Fucik, Eve Monsees
Pecha Kucha Night #19:
Held at Pentagram Design Studios Parking Lot (1508 West 5th St Austin, TX) FULL VIDEO here.
Presenters: Katheryn Findlen Dan Winters Cathleen Sutherland Katie Ford Justin Ishmael Marie and Joe Ely Wells Mason Riders Against the Storm Fred Schmidt Tamir Kalifa
Pecha Kucha Night #18:
Held at Livestrong (2201 East 6th Street
) FULL VIDEO here.
Presenters: Bob “Daddy-O” Wade Alan Stulberg Lauren Ford Court Lurie Andrew Shapter George Brainard Tim Doyle John L. Hanson Chris Cowden Carrie Rodriquez
Pecha Kucha Night #17: Held in Austin Alley #111 (off 9th, between Congress and Brazos) FULL VIDEO here. Presenters: Tony Diaz Celeste Quesada Ryann Ford Heather Courtney Jerri Kunz Sahara Smith Nelson Guda Steve Wiman Sarah Sharp Dan Cheetham
Pecha Kucha Night #16:
Held at Pentagram Design Studios (1508 West 5th St Austin, TX) Presenters: Graham Reynolds, Patches King, Mathew Sturtevant, Jon Dee Graham, Charlie Faye, Lance Keltner, Ron Pippin, Noel Waggener, Jan Heaton, Richard Bagdonas
Pecha Kucha Night #15:
Held at the Delta Millworks (4701 E 5th St Austin, TX 78702) Presenters: Mike Meadows, Michael Ramos, Jan Heaton, Kevin Collins, Jan Reid, Lucy Begg, TJ Tucker, Dennis Darling, Jeff Luna & Tres Bien Ensemble, Jason Neulander
Pecha Kucha Night #14:
Held at the TOPS Furniture Warehouse
. (1100 E. 5th Street Austin, Texas 78702) Presenters: Anthony Ortiz, John Spong, Adam Voorhes, Tahila Shireem, Chavez Mintz, Jason Lawson, Spike Gillespie, David Pulkingham, Lars Stanley, Allyson Garro, Joshua Bingaman
Pecha Kucha Night #13:
Held at the Scottish Rite Theatre
. (207 W. 18th Street, Austin, Texas 78701) Presenters: Denise Prince, Don Eames and Emily Marks, Kat Edmondson, Melissa Miller, Scott McAfee, Total Unicorn, aka Lyman Hardy and Stephen Fishman, Nancy Mims, Owen Egerton, Erin Mayes, Faith Schexnayder
Pecha Kucha Night #12:
Held at the former Goodwill Center on Springdale St. (916 Springdale, Austin, Texas) Presenters: Bale Creek Allen, Connie Arismendi, Ashley Chiles, Herman Dyal, Alyson Fox, Will Hornaday, Robert Kraft, Jay B. Sauceda, Katy Vine, Andrew Yates and Mike Woolf
Pecha Kucha Night #11:
Held at the decommissioned Seaholm Power Plant. (Cesar Chavez St.) Presenters: Dana Friis-Hansen, The Hancock Brothers, Beili Liu, Jori Lodes, Michael Yates, George O Jackson, Tiffany Harelik.
Pecha Kucha Night #10:Held at Austin Speed Shop. (1414 S. Lamar, Austin, Texas 78704)
Presenters: Federico Archuleta, Liz Cass, Tyson Cole, Jody Deenberg, Willie Graham, David Kampa, Harmoni Kelley, Turk Pipkin, Larry Speck, Virginia Fleck
Pecha Kucha Night #9: Held outside at 500 Chicon in November 2010.Presenters: Michael Ray Charles, Adam Dell, Kevin Keim, Director, Jon Kolko, John Langmore, Jason Roberts, Jesse Sublett, Trouble Puppet Theater Company (Connor Hopkins, Caroline Reck and Parker Dority), Will van Overbeek
Pecha Kucha Night #8: Held in April 2010.Presenters: Eric Bricker, Jennifer Chenoweth, Christy Ten Eyck, Evan Voyles, Mike Hicks, DJ Stout, Matt the Electrician, Sam Martin, David Shields, Bridget Dunlap, Kenny Braun
Pecha Kucha Night #7: Held in a vacant retail space on Cesar Chavez in the 2nd Street District, Feb 2010. Presenters: Jett Butler, Sam Douglas, Jack Sanders, Sarah Gamble, Jace Graf, Jean Goehring, Austin Kleon, Chris Krager, Magda Sayeg, Steven Tomlinson, Erin Trieb
Pecha Kucha Night #6: Held at Sustainable Waves, November 2009. Presenters: Gail Chovan, Vincent Snyder, Kevin Alter + Ernesto Cragnolino, Michael O’Brien, Matthew Rainwaters, Amy Cook, Rob Nash, Margo Sawyer, Armin Vit + Bryony-Gomez Palacio
Pecha Kucha Night #5: Held at ACL Studios at 26th & Guadalupe, April 2009. Presenters:
Pecha Kucha Night #4: Held at Action Figure, February 2009. Presenters: Jared Ficklin, Robert Gay, Christian Helms, Nathan Nordstrom (aka Sloke), John Pointer, Ariel Quintans (aka DJ F**kin’A), Ryan Rhodes, Miguel Rivera and Rosa Rivera, DJ Stout, Sarah Wilson
Pecha Kucha Night #3: Held at One Congress Plaza, May 2008. Presenters: Arthur Andersson, Andy Coolquitt, Marc English, Randal Ford, Eric Grostic, Camille Urban Jobe, Mark Macek, Wura Natasha Ogunji, Chris Taylor, Liliana Wilson, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner
Pecha Kucha Night #2: Held at Design Within Reach, October 2007. Presenters: Marc Burckhardt, Adam Butler and Marty Butler, Brian Dillard, Nathan Green, Stan Haas, James Harkrider, Jenny Hart, Murray Legge, Peter Tsai, Santos Ruis, Denise Rositas, Michelle Schumann
Pecha Kucha Night #1: Held at fD2s, May 2007. Presenters: Ames Asbell, Thomas Bercy and Calvin Chen, Burton Baldridge, Peat Duggins, Liz Lambert, Allegra and Shaune Kolber, Matthew Mahon, Michael McDaniel, Chris Ollier, Mark Rolston, Louise Harpman, Scott Specht
Art Alliance Austin is a proud partner of PechaKucha Nights Austin, for more information on PK Nights 2013, please visit their official website by clicking here.