PechaKucha 12 set for Saturday

PechaKucha 12 set for Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Vol. 12 will begin at 8:20 p.m. Saturday at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive.

The free event will showcase eight creative people, each presenting quick-fire, "show-and-tell type" presentations.

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation, PechaKucha is a presentation format based on the idea of 20 slides at 20 seconds each, for a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds per presenter. This keeps presentations concise and the interest level up.

PechaKucha's focus is on passion, not portfolio, and the presenters come from diverse creative backgrounds.

The presenters and the titles of their presentations:

— Todd Barnett, "Great Unexpectations."

— Jared Fritz, "Life Sentence."

— Brian Lee, "Our National Airspace System."

— Christina McClelland, "How Llama Club Prepared Me for Life."

— David Michael Moore, "The Art of Failure."

— Eszter Sapi, "Turning the Tables/Thinking Queer Thoughts."

— Joanna Strauss, "Facebook Or It Didn't Happen."

— Gretchen Wieshuber, "Beautiful Typography."

Pecha Kucha Night is hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization, whose mission is to cultivate a vibrant local design culture.

PechaKucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture, was conceived in 2003 in Tokyo and has spread to almost 500 cities globally. C-U was the 217th.

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