Pecha Kucha volume 10 (PK v10), an innovative and creative event that enables participants to tell their success stories to a live audience, will take place on Friday, Oct. 28, in Tampa.
Pecha Kucha is a Japanese term for “chit-chat,” therefore the event is centered on creative people talking about their passions. What makes the Oct. 28 gathering different from previous get-togethers is the all-star line-up.
“For PK v10
, we decided to invite back our favorite presenters from earlier volumes,” says Kenneth Cowart, event organizer and architect with ASD. “The presenters come from a wide variety of backgrounds from a hair stylist to a high school teacher to an architect and a few artists. All of the presenters are experts in their fields and are heavily involved in various ways throughout the community. ”
PK v10 is open to the public and is for anyone interested in learning about creative, innovative ideas and how they can be more involved in the community. The presenters are given a forum at PK v10 that they would not otherwise have to share their views and perspectives with peers.
“The goal for PK is to give a person a chance to tell his story to an audience,” Cowart says. “At PK v9, one guy talked about his work in Guinea worm extraction in Africa. PK gave him a chance to tell people about his hard work and a way to celebrate his accomplishments. ”
Like previous PK events, the format for presenters will be 20 slides for 20 seconds each. This format keeps the presentations moving along quickly and also keeps the audience interested and engaged.
PK v10 will be held in the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for Performing Arts
on Oct. 28 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Kenneth Cowart, Pecha Kucha Night Tampa Bay