Pecha Kucha Volume 10 Coming Up February 27th

PechaKucha New West is back for a 10th edition of local culture and entertainment in the evening on February 27th at River Market. This particular event is the tenth volume and so to celebrate, organizers are bringing back some of the favourite presenters from the past nine events.

“We thought it would be kind of fun to check in with some of the past presenters and to hear about current projects or passions,” said co-organizer Melinda Michael. “New West has a lot of creative people who we haven’t heard from yet, but we wanted to hear from some of the past presenters who really inspired the audience or told a unique story.”

Have you ever been to Pecha Kucha? The event will once again offer an engaging night of thoughtful conversation and shared inspiration. Derived from the Japanese term for “chit chat,” PechaKucha is a presentation format in which presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each — a six-minute-and-40-second illumination of ideas and ingenuity.

Pecha Kucha gets its origins from Tokyo architects Klein Dytham when they launched the lecture series in 2003 to allow young designers to meet, show their work, and exchange ideas. The fast-paced format, still overseen by PechaKucha Global, regularly sells out venues in more than 700 cities worldwide; in January 2013 New Westminster became number 577.

And selling out is something familiar to organizers as each event that offered limited tickets has sold out with weeks or tickets becoming available. The two summer events have not required tickets and experienced swelling crowds.

“We’re really excited about this 10th event as it marks a small milestone for us,” said co-organizer Neal Michael. “We’ve worked hard over the past three years to turn this series into something driven by the community for the community and we fell very proud of the impact it’s had in the city.”

This special event kicks off at 6:30pm with music from DJ Jordan Whittaker. Attendees can come hungry as River Market favourites Longtail Kitchen and ReUp BBQ will be open late to serve attendees. As well, the event will feature drinks from New West’s own Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Pacific Breeze Winery.

The 10 PechaKucha talks given by presenters from a variety of fields and backgrounds will begin at 7:30 pm.

Order your ticket starting Monday February 15th through For more details — including a full list of presenters — visit, or by looking up PechaKucha New West on Facebook.

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PechaKucha New West
Neal and Melinda Michael

Disclaimer: Tenth Editor Jen Arbo on the organizing committee and has been invited to present again. Her presentation just might have something to do with the future of Tenth!

Presenting on living a simple life in 2013. My presentation, if you're interested, is here.
Presenting on living a simple life in 2013. Jen’s  presentation, if you’re interested, is here.