Pecha Kucha is a Japanese term for the sound of conversation. In 20003, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham decided to hold a "Pecha Kucha Night"as a forum for young artists and designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The idea is to give each presenter a total of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each, giving a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame to share their work before the next presenter is up.
The format is designed to keep presentations concise, the audience interest level up, and gives more
people the chance to share their ideas. Seems like a fun way to shake up the presentation circuit. May the 1 hour keynote rest in peace.