PechaKucha 20×20 Concludes First Season
The Cultural Affairs Committee joins a global network by launching in Silliman University the PechaKucha Night Dumaguete, a timed presentation format where speakers carry fun and informal conversations based on 20 slides.
PechaKucha is a Japanese term for the sound of conversations, or, as described by local organizer Asst. Prof. Ian R. Casocot: “chitchat”. It invites speakers from all walks of life to talk about anything based on 20 images that are flashed on the screen for 20 seconds each. The talk then shifts focus as the slides change.
First launched in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha now takes place in over 700 cities around the world. Its first season in Dumaguete was launched in July last year and was capped with its seventh volume on March 5 at the Student Center in the Oriental Hall.
PechaKucha is gaining popularity because it serves as a venue where people are able to share about themselves and their experiences, openly discuss ideas, uncover talents, and make friends in a casual environment.