Celebrating Creative Inspiration: Pecha Kucha

By Matt Metcalf | mmetcalf@wcia.com

Published 08/05 2014 05:07PM

Updated 08/05 2014 05:49PM

CHAMPAIGN -- Everyone sees the world a little differently. What's the view from where you stand?

Pecha Kucha is an international event that brings together members of the community to celebrate the ideas and efforts that inspire them. Champaign County's Pecha Kucha (www.pechakucha.org/cities/champaign-urbana) has been holding quarterly events since 2009. This summer's event includes nine presentations on everything from civil rights education to online dating.

Known for its high energy and diverse creativity, the event attracts artists, scholars, and anyone who loves to see and hear people talking about their passion(s).

Click the video to learn what makes Pecha Kucha such a fun event and get a preview of two of the presentations for this summer's event ("Volume 16").

Event Information:

Pecha Kucha: Volume 16
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Champaign)
Doors open/Cocktails: 7:45pm
Presentations begin: 8:20pm

The event is FREE!

Emcee: WCIA 3's Matt Metcalf


Muni Adebimpe & January Boten: Spring Break Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Amanda Baker: Wegmans - Best Grocery Store in the World
Andrew Graumlich: Shadow Work
Cathy Murphy: The Cycling is the Answer
Thomas Nicol: Pens to Lens
Noam Segal: Designing for Dating
Ankit Singla: Internet at the Speed of Light
Rachel Lauren Storm: Outta the Mouths of Babes
Ella Van Wyk: Beasts of English

To follow the events on Twitter, watch hashtag #pkncu during the night

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pechakuchaCU

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