CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The second occurrence in Cedar Rapids of PechaKucha Night — an international phenomenon that features fun, informal gatherings where people share their ideas, thoughts and works in a highly formal presentation format – will take place Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML).

The event is free and open to the public. A cash bar will open at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday night’s scheduled local presenters are:

  • Tricia Bender of the NCSML
  • LeeAnn Eddins of la.eddins design
  • Kathleen Mavity of Stepping Into Big
  • Faraz Shah of Flow Media
  • Brett Lobello from Brucemore

Topics include “Doodling for Fun and Focus,” “The Relevance of History,” “How to Be Powerful and Not Pushy” and crocheting.

The PechaKucha presentation format is called “20×20” – that is, 20 slides (no more and no fewer) each up for 20 seconds (no longer) for a presentation just under 7 minutes long. Five people are signed up to present at Wednesday night at the NCSML. To see a 32-second animated video explanation of PechaKucha, go to here.

For more information or to find out how to become a PechaKucha presenter in Cedar Rapids, contact Nicholas Hartmann, NCSML director of learning and civic engagement, at nhartmann@ncsml.org.

PechaKucha Night Cedar Rapids, Vol. 2, is being presented in partnership with ImpactCR, a network for the development of young professionals.

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