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Pecha Kucha Night


Mon 28 Feb 2011, 7:30pm–10:30pm

Where: Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $9.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: pitschleiser

Pecha Kucha Night is a presentation format for creative work originally devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) in Tokyo, Japan in 2003. The name derives from a Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit-chat"). A Pecha Kucha Night is a non-profit orientated event that is part of an international network and consists of a format where presenters show a data slideshow of 20 images, each of which is shown for 20 seconds, giving a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds.

PechaKucha works because it gives anyone a chance to voice their opinions, or say something interesting. It’s a simple format to put something forth to your peers and creates a physical, social network that doesn’t hold any prejudice on experience. Presenters (and much of the audience) are usually from the design, architecture, photography, art, music and creative fields. The event format has been replicated in more than 380 cities including London, San Francisco, Seattle, Rotterdam, Shanghai, and Berlin, as well as in Auckland, Hamilton, Raglan, Whangarei, Gisborne, Wellington, Nelson and Dunedin.

All ticket sales are cash only and a cash bar will operate on the night.

For updates, previous presentations and other upcoming Pecha Kucha Nights around New Zealand visit

Presenters confirmed:
Paul Callaghan // Physicist, Communicator and Entrepreneur // Science and New Zealand's future: an ironical perspective

Elf Eldridge // Nanotechnologist, Physicist, Mentor // Viral Technology

Bill Williams // Biophysicist // The Inexorable emergence of the complex

Elizabeth Connor // Science communicator // Atman: A lifetime Inspiration

Craig Stevens // Oceanographer // Ocean Powers of Ten

Sea Rotmann // Marine Biologist /energy behaviour researcher // The Kraken Rises

Shaun Hendy // Theoretical Physicist // too many cooks spoil the broth or many hands make light work?

Nicola Gaston // Theoretical Chemist // the case for Skłodowskium

Ruth Beran and Alison Balance // Broadcasters // Science Radio and the Theatre of Mind

Helen Anderson // Seismologist and recovering public servant // Living on the Edge

Hamish Campbell // Geologist // Zealandia: nuclear-powered, twice-cut and ripped

Heidi Meudt // Research Scientist // A botanical life across three continents

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