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Thank You GDC MB / PechaKucha Night Winnipeg!

OSU! Sincere thanks to the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada’s (GDC) Manitoba Chapter for letting me present at PechaKucha Night – Winnipeg Volume 12, held at the Park Theatre on November 22nd. For those of you who aren’t aware, the PechaKucha Night concept was born in Tokyo, Japan. It is a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKuchaNights or Pecha Kucha Nights.

It wasn’t easy planning a presentation/demonstration to conform to the restraints of the PKN presentation format, but part of being a Kyokushin Karateka is learning to adapt to the situation and to rise up to face a challenge head-on. I would like to extend thanks to Sensei Markus Erkelenz, and Guardian Dojo students, Jeffrey Heidinger, Christoper Hunter, and Jeremy Grieve for their assistance in the presentation/demonstration (as well as thanks to Brenden Rogowski and Troy Bailey for the back-up support). Osu!

PechaKucha Night was devised in February 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa), as a way to attract people to SuperDeluxe, their experimental event space in Roppongi, and to allow young designers to meet, show their work, and exchange ideas. As of June 2012, PechaKucha Nights were held in 534 cities worldwide.

Thanks to Jeope Wolfe for providing me with a video of the presentation (embedded below).