PechaKucha Night Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in being one of our presenters. For a smooth submission process, please view our submission guidelines below. If this is the first time you are presenting at a PechaKucha event, we highly recommend you view a few PechaKucha presentations to familiarize yourself with this unique presentation format and survey the variety of storytelling styles.

SUBMISSION PROCESS AND GUIDELINES

Submit basic presenter info + presentation summary.  Send us a brief summary (up to 200 words) of your presentation and how it relates to the theme you are interested in, along with your 200-word bio, close-up headshot and one image representative of your presentation.

View all of 2022-2023 themes and submission deadlines .

VOL. 13 FLUX

APRIL 14, 2022 @ 6PM | SITE SANTA FE

Constant undulation is the state of nature. How do you cope, embrace, or experience flux?

PRESENTER INTAKE FORM DUE DATE: MARCH 15, 2022
PRESENTATION FILE DUE DATE: APRIL 6, 2022
Interested in presenting at VOL. 13 FLUX? Enter your presenter info in our VOL 13. Presenter Intake Form.

VOL. 14 MULTIPLICITY

JULY 13, 2022 @ 6PM | SITE SANTA FE

The abundance and complexity of being many. Share with us the richness, and perhaps challenges, of diversity and variety.

PRESENTER INTAKE FORM DUE DATE: MAY 25, 2022
PRESENTATION FILE DUE DATE: JUNE 29, 2022
Interested in presenting at VOL. 14 MULTIPLICITY? Enter your presenter info in our VOL. 14 Presenter Intake Form.

VOL. 15 PERCEPTION

NOVEMBER 10, 2022 @ 6PM | SITE SANTA FE

Do differences in perspectives change that which is perceived? What is a shared experience when the utilized tools and backdrop of each individual experience is unique?  How does one navigate the path to objective truth?

PRESENTER INTAKE FORM DUE DATE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2022
PRESENTATION FILE DUE DATE: OCTOBER 26, 2022
Interested in presenting at VOL. 15 PERCEPTION? Enter your presenter info in our Volume 15 Presenter Intake Form.

Wait for confirmation. We will reach back out within 48-72 hours of your submission to confirm your presentation pitch is received and/or approved. We curate between 6 to 10 presenters per PechaKucha Night based on creativity in theme interpretation, quality of work and story pitch, and diversity in industry and discipline representation.

Set your PechaKucha account password. We will populate your PechaKucha presenter profile on the main PechaKucha website. An email will be sent to you from PechaKucha HQ and prompt you to create your unique password to your PechaKucha account. If you decide to change the email associated with your PechaKucha account to the one you had originally entered into your intake form, please notify us via email!

Put together your presentation. For your convenience, please download our Keynote Template or Powerpoint Template. Slides in these templates are set with the required 20 seconds auto-transition between slides. For your final presentation, we will prepare your opening slide and closing slide.

Additional things to keep in mind—

Do not add any animation or transition effects, such as fade or dissolve, at any time during your PK presentation. Your presentation is uploaded to the official PechaKucha website as 20 static images along with your voice recording, which we will capture at the event and spliced for the final presentation upload. Their web platform merged these two types of assets into a video presentation.

We strongly advise against using editable text to avoid font display issues. However, if editable text is truly necessary, please default to our Powerpoint Template, as Keynote lacks the font embedment capability. Be sure to embed your fonts upon saving your Powerpoint presentation. Alternatively, you can use Google fonts. This way we can download the right fonts to ensure your presentation displays properly.

Upload your completed presentation. About two weeks prior to the event, we request that you upload your finalized presentation to your presenter folder, link to be provided. We request that once your presentation is submitted to us in its final form, with no further changes. Our team will optimize each presenter’s presentation and include it in the master presentation deck for the event. If there are any technical issues, our team will reach out for your assistance.

Practice your presentation. Remember there is no “go back one slide, please” in PechaKucha. This is an exhilarating presentation format as you have exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds to share your story. There will be a podium at the venue for you to bring up your notes and a timer.

On the day of the event. Show up one hour prior to start time for a sound check. When called to present, take the mic! Enjoy this exhilarating experience. We will be cheering for you!

Tips

Share something you love, your latest project and/or creative work and take the audience on a journey. The spirit of the PechaKucha nights highlights the creative and diverse interests of work and play in our community. “Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected—unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different, and they turn each PechaKucha night into a box of chocolates.” – PechaKucha HQ FAQs

For more FAQs on PechaKucha, see https://www.pechakucha.com/faq