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Pecha Kucha Night 13

Edmonton’s NextGen presents Pecha Kucha Night 13, June 6, 2012, at the Heritage Amphitheatre at Hawrelak Park. PKN13 features presentations on local ideas, projects and musings in the 20 slides x 20 second per slide format made popular world-wide by Klein Dytham Architecture. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. via TIX on the Square; charge by phone at 780.420.1757 or online at

More than 135 presentations have been given at Edmonton Pecha Kucha Nights to-date on wide-ranging topics, from the history of bread making to showing nature’s naughty bits and everything in between. A first for NextGen, PKN13 will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared for the elements. A bright, massive LED screen, provided by Allstar Show Industries, makes presentations before nightfall possible. Music provided by Justin Foosh (All Out DJs).

Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture first devised Pecha Kucha, the Japanese phrase for “the sound of chitchat” in 2003, as a night for young designers to meet, network, and discuss their projects. The catch: each designer gives a presentation containing only 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes 40 seconds. Conceived as a venue through which young designers could meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network, the format keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining.

Doors and bar open at 6:30 p.m.; with presentations beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students (with i.d.) and $12 for adults and go on sale May 4, 2012, at TIX on the Square.

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