Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chit chat”, Pecha Kucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as a venue for young designers to meet, network, exchange ideas and show their work in public.

It rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds for a total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Edmonton’s NextGen is proud to be the first (in 2007) to host Pecha Kucha Nights in Western Canada! 

PKN 36

March 26, 2020

Zeidler Dome at Telus World of Science Centre - Purchase Tickets here!

Pecha Kucha Nights (PKNs) happen three times a year and feature ten presentations on local ideas, projects and musings in the 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide format made popular worldwide by Klein Dytham Architecture.

Pecha Kucha Night is a welcoming, safe and inclusive place to share your ideas and stories. We encourage anyone of all ages, genders and backgrounds to submit a presentation. 

Edmonton’s Pecha Kucha Nights (PKN) have reached audiences of engaged and creative young people on wide-ranging topics—from high rise towers dancing like J.Lo to why pineapples are the most interesting fruit to being part of the solution to youth homelessness—and everything in between.