PKN call for presenters

Our friend from the Edmonton’s Next Gen committee asked us to spread the word about the upcoming PKN call for presenters which closes on August 12L & I attended the last PKN 10 and are anxiously awaiting PKN 11.

The info is below or the link for the call is:

Edmonton’s NextGen invites you to submit a presentation for the next Pecha Kucha Night (PKN) in Edmonton held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at the Myer Horowitz Theatre.

What is a Pecha Kucha Night?

Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture first devised Pecha Kucha, the Japanese phrase for “the sound of chitchat” in 2003, as a night for young designers to meet, network, and discuss their projects. The catch: each designer gave a presentation containing only 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes 40 seconds. These constraints challenged presenters to clarify their ideas and match each thought with the perfect image.Since then, Pecha Kucha Nights are held by a global community of almost 400 cities and the presenters have become just as diverse. Pecha Kucha is a grown-up “show and tell”. The presentations allow the audience to learn, expand their perspectives, and leave the night with something new on their mind. It’s food for thought.
Visit our page within the Pecha Kucha global community. Edmonton’s Next Gen was the first to host Pecha Kucha Night in Western Canada. The event usually sells out to an audience of 450-600.

How do I submit a presentation?

1. Let us know you are interested by emailing edmnextgen @ with your full name, title (i.e. architect, designer, student, teacher, activist, etc.), and some background on what you want to talk about.

2. Next, read the tips at the bottom of this page, then create your slides. Once you have the 20 slides ready, convert them to JPEGs (size: 1024px by 768px) using the following naming format to ensure your slides are displayed in the correct order: NG01.jpg, NG02.jpg, NG03.jpg … NG20.jpg. Please substitute “NG” with your initials. Then, put them all in a ZIP folder or other compressed file format.

3. Next, give your presentation a title and write a summary about your presentation (<250 words) or include a few sentences for each slide.

4. Once you’re finished, send us the presentation’s title and summary along with the ZIP folder of your slides to to edmnextgen @ no later than Friday, August 12, 2011.


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