Global Brand PechaKucha Encourages ‘Show & Tell’ Presentations Online

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New Website Makes Visual Storytelling Presentations Easier, More Accessible

After 16 years of organic growth, PechaKucha (PK; pron: Peh-cha Koo-cha, ペ-チャ-ク-チャ) releases an enhanced website to encourage more ‘show and tell’ presentations. The new website makes it easier for anyone to create and share their own ‘20 images X 20 seconds’ stories, as well as find, watch, and like more than 15,000 globally-presented PKs. The site also allows you to connect with other PK enthusiasts.

Since 2003, PechaKucha has grown into a global community of visual storytellers. Every year, more than 50,000 people attended over 1,200 PK Nights in cities across 137 countries, watching thousands of 400-second presentations on varying topics.

“PechaKucha is a beloved brand that gained popularity with our PK Night events,” says Sean Smyth, CEO and Co-Founder of PechaKucha. “With our enhanced web presence, PechaKucha has become the premier ‘show and tell’ platform on the internet. The website is one of many changes we’re making to ensure PechaKucha is accessible to anyone wanting to share a story.”

PK presentations are created by everyday people and high-profile people. Some past high-profile presenters include best-selling author Daniel Pink, President Obama’s IT designer Scott Thomas, renowned artist Shantell Martin, and Director from the United Nations Corinne Momal-Vanian -- just to name a few.

Additionally, the new PechaKucha Shop ( allows speakers, attendees, and other fans to buy PechaKucha-branded merchandise. “The merchandise store has been highly-requested for years,” asserts Smyth.

Every month, nearly 100,000 people use the website and smartphone app. To join the community, you must be 18 years or older. Adults can invite minors (age 13 and over) to use their account.

About PechaKucha: PechaKucha is the fastest-growing storytelling platform used by millions of people across the globe. Today, PechaKucha Nights are held in more than 1,200 cities in 137 countries. Schools, businesses and government agencies worldwide license PechaKucha’s ‘20 images x 20 seconds’ brand format to easily and quickly share information and present concepts. PechaKucha, which means “chit chat” in Japanese, is based in Chicago and Tokyo. Visit to gain inspiration from 15,000+ PechaKucha stories.

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