PechaKucha Akron, a quarterly speaker series featuring a diverse group of entrepreneurs, artists, scholars and other creatives, is seeking presenters for its next event on Aug. 4, 7 p.m. at The Well, 647 E Market St., Akron.
PechaKucha is an international phenomenon created in Japan in 2003 as an opportunity for young designers to meet, network and showcase their work. The event series launched in Akron in November 2015. Since its inception, PechaKucha Akron has featured over 55 local speakers on a wide variety of topics, ranging from gun violence and mental illness to sustainable fashion. The events draw 200 to 400 engaged members of the community to unique venues in the greater Akron area.
The goal of PechaKucha Akron is to allow creative people a platform to communicate their ideas and inspire community and civic engagement in Akron and surrounding areas through diverse perspectives, unique experiences and meaningful storytelling. As such, the most successful presentations will have a strong narrative thread and avoid advertisements for businesses or programs. Each speaker must adhere to the standard PechaKucha format of 20 slides that each last for 20 seconds, resulting in a 6:40 minute presentation.
Interested speakers should submit an online application at http://bit.ly/2qT9Cif. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 23 at 11:59 p.m. Speakers will be notified of acceptance or declination by July 10.
PechaKucha Akron is a 501(c)(3) that inspires community and civic engagement through diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and meaningful storytelling. The organization presents quarterly speaking events that give entrepreneurs, artists, scholars and other creatives a platform to communicate their ideas, and allow the general public to learn from these leaders and engage with the greater Akron community.