Each speaker will follow the international Pecha Kucha format of showing 20 images and speaking about each image for 20 seconds. Presenters include storyteller Rachel Joy Baransi; geologist Kelly Barrett; Ryan Hoke from Wild Goose Creative; comic book creator Max Ink; interior designer Annette Klaus; Ohio State film professor Clay Lowe; Gary Sebach with OHM Advisors; blogger Sarah Storer; architect Kelvin Tam; and thoughtful comedian Zachariah Baird. Presenters are subject to change. Scott Vayo will deejay the festivities.
Pecha Kucha is about sharing passion and creativity, and is not a forum for sales pitches, commercial presentations, or self-promotional material.
Food and beverages will be available for sale by vendors including Destination Donuts, Dinner Rescue Crew, and Treats 4 Everyone, as organized by Food Fort Columbus. Food vendors are subject to change.
The film “Columbusland” will be aired immediately following the presentations. Guests will be invited to watch a free movie of their choice after Pecha Kucha, and to enter a raffle with 24 passes for one year of free movie screenings.
The suggested donation is $2 per person, benefiting Pecha Kucha Columbus. Gateway Film Center is located at 1550 North High Street in the South Campus Gateway. Parking is available in the GFC garage next to the cinema, with access from 9th and 11th Avenues. Parking tickets may be validated at the box office. Carpooling is encouraged and ample bicycle parking is available.
Pecha Kucha Night was devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture. It was founded in Tokyo in 2003 as a way for designers to meet and share their work in public, and has morphed into a massive celebration with events in more than 600 cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “the sound of chitchat,” it rests on a simple and momentum driven presentation format: 20 images x 20 seconds. Pecha Kucha Columbus was formed by a group of designers and community members in February of 2007.
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