Cllr Kieran McCarthy is supporting participation in an ideas based forum and/ or a new series of events in Cork – Pecha-Kucha Nights. These free events are part of a worldwide phenomenon and are fun, informal ideas presentations. Pecha Kucha Nights consist of around a dozen presentations, each presenter having 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds. Each presenter has just 6 minutes 40 seconds to explain their ideas before the next presenter takes the stage. It is a chance for people to meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network.The format keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining. The first Pecha-Kucha night in Cork was held in the Crane Lane bar which proved an ideal venue.
Organiser Nicki ffrench Davis notes:
“It’s exciting to be getting this forum going in Cork. I think it can be too easy for good ideas and projects to lose momentum or pass unnoticed because the right connections to people are missed somehow. Pecha-Kucha Nights are a really social and entertaining way to help those connections happen and for anyone to discover the variety of activity in the city. I’d love to see people from all walks of life involved – from scientists to artists, planners to entrepreneurs, politicians to provocateurs!”
The next Pecha-Kucha event will be held in November – anyone who is interested in taking part is warmly invited to email Nicki at email@example.com. Participation and attendance to the night are both free.