I am not sure who attended Pecha Kucha last year or elsewhere but this is a really hip thing to see. There will be a Pecha Kucha (sounds kind of odd, especially in Vegas) presentation Monday November 27th at 7PM. Unfortunately it conflicts with a few other events like the speaker reception and the MyFeedback Community meet and greet but well worth seeing. Presenters have 20 slides and speak to each slide for 20 seconds and Autodesk CEO Carl Bass and some way cool customers presented last year including one that was 3D animation specialist.
What is Pecha Kucha?
Roughly translated, Pecha Kucha in Japanese means the sound of conversation. But, if you imagine “design karaoke” you’ll get a good sense of what this entertaining event is about.
Enjoy appetizers, refreshments, cocktails, and lively presentations as design luminaries take the mike to share the inspiration behind their creative process.
Presenters have just a few minutes to “show their stuff,” which keeps the material fast-paced and interesting. Learn more about Pecha Kucha.
Very Limited Seating
The audience for the second annual Pecha Kucha Night is limited to about 400 people. The event is almost certain to be SRO (standing room only) so be sure to arrive early to get a seat.
And be sure to wear your AU conference badge—it’s your admission ticket.
Date: Monday November 26, 2007
Time: Doors open at 6:00 Pecha Kucha starts at 7:00
Location: To be announced
"It was originally devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa) in Tokyo in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The format has spread virally to many cities across the world.
The name derives from a Japanese term for the sound of conversation ("chit-chat")."
Not really Pecha Kucha related but funny nonetheless and from my Autodesk University 2006 photo Gallery.