Pecha Kucha Night to light up Vancouver with creative discussions

What is PechaKucha Night?

PechaKucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) is a mix of show-and-tell, open-mike night and happy hour. It has become the forum for ideas on design, creativity, city building and a lot else that has swept the world and is now taking place in over 450 cities globally. 

The rules are simple: show 20 images and talk about each for 20 seconds. Then sit down.

Pecha Kucha, was started by Tokyo-based architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in 2003. As word of the gatherings spread overseas, Klein and Dytham made franchise-style gentlemen’s agreements: Local organizers can use Pecha Kucha’s trademark and materials as long as they honor its format and purpose.

Past PKN Speakers Include:

Ken Lum
Sean Heather
Bing Thom
John Fluevog
Gregor Robertson
Martha Sturdy
Peter Busby
Stuart Butterfield
Chris Staples
John Robinson
Gordon Price
Dave Olson
David Eby
Jim Green
Omer Arbel
Robert Fung
Charles Campbell

Cause+Affect—Vancouver Producers

Through this event we aim to bring together Vancouver’s influential mavericks to provide inspiration, viewpoints and ideas on creativity, culture and design. The event continues to be a catalyst for connecting the city’s cultural fabric and has inspired other events of a similar nature. Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver has sold out all of its 17 volumes with current audiences of 1200+.

PechaKucha Night Vancouver is a complimentary fit with Cause+Affect’s mandate to improve the cultural currency of Vancouver. Our past work has included the creation of other significant cultural events including Fuse for the Vancouver Art Gallery, the brand and marketing of EPIC, The Sustainable Living Expo, the design and curation of the Movers and Shapers exhibition series and the design of Vancouver House for the Olympics.

Pecha Kucha is one of the most unique events in Vancouver as it blends a fun and social experience with the intellectual and cultural, or as we prefer to simply call it, smart fun!

 

Cause+Affect—Ongoing Column Contribution

I am thrilled to announce that I, and when I say I, I really mean, everyone at Cause+Affect, have been asked to contribute a bi-monthly column to the Vancouver Observer. The column aims to provide insight, comment, criticism, or even cheerleading around issues that are affecting the cultural landscape of Vancouver. Pecha Kucha Night, KeyToVan and our day jobs in Brand and Communications provide us with a unique perspective on our city. That perspective attempts to block out the beauty and magnetic pull of our surroundings and instead focuses on the actual city. We draw inspiration from the people and places that move Vancouver from the most livable city, to the most lovable.

 

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