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Pecha Kucha is a creative speaking event that originated in Japan. (Pecha Kucha is Japanese for “chit chat.”) Its unique speaking format was originally conceived by a group of architects in Tokyo as a way to get architects to talk faster during presentations. Ten individuals, from a wide-range of creative disciplines, are featured at each event. In the past this has included designers, painters, sculptors, musicians, choreographers, writers, photographers and even puppeteers. Each speaker has twenty slides set on a timer of twenty seconds per slide, so that each talk is only about six and a half minutes long. Ten short, spontaneous talks on passion and creative inspiration, one after the other, can be very powerful, however. There are three or four events held a year, usually held at interesting and offbeat locations.