Devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. 20 slides, 20 seconds per. In Omaha we’re about to put on our 23rd Pecha Kucha. An organization I serve on the board of directors for, Design Alliance Omaha, hosts them. Ace designer Jake Welchert emcees. As a night of creativity from interesting people in the community, they are wonderful experiences. Most of the 6 minute 40 second presentations over the years have been compelling, entertaining or inspiring. Free of deep tangents, over-explaining and droning on and on, I have yet to see a better format for showcasing projects. Design, architecture, art, collaboration, etc. If you ever have a chance to give one, definitely do it. If nothing else, it’ll teach you to edit, edit and edit. And to only present things worth presenting.