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Shooting Pecha Kucha Night 12.

Yesterday Edmontonians got a teaser for the upcoming Pecha Kucha Night 12 next week with a best-of set of presenters from previous PKNs at METROPOLIS, Edmonton’s newest celebration of winter culture.

Pecha Kucha — the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat” — is a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

It was great to hear Ron Gilbertson’s sarcastic warning from PKN10 about the “dangers” of downtown revitalisation, and Christopher Samuel’s PKN11 presentation of Starcraft as a sport was great to hear again! My first Pecha Kucha experience was PKN8. They’re a great way to find out about different projects and movements in the city, or learn about new topics.

I’m excited for PKN12 not only for the usual great list of presenters, but also to have a chance to cover the sold-out event.