PechaKucha is coming to MDI

Mark your calendars for May 1, 2013, and join the Abbe Museum and the Northeast Harbor Library as they bring you Mount Desert Island’s first Pecha Kucha night, 6:00-7:30pm at the Northeast Harbor Library! Pecha Kucha, which draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”) is all about “the art of concise presentation.” Founded in Tokyo in February 2003, the short, rapid-fire

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presentation style is designed to help share creative ideas succinctly and to promote networking in a fun, informal environment. The presentation format is very strict: presenters show 20 slides and spend 20 seconds on each slide. Pecha Kucha presentations can be on any topic, large or small, and the 20 slides within a presentation may be entirely visual, text oriented or multi-media. Presentations may be made by individuals or pairs of any age willing to share ideas, experiences, work or entertainment.

Pecha Kucha is an international organization and Pecha Kucha nights are hosted frequently all over the globe. The Abbe and Northeast Harbor Library are thrilled to bring the first Pecha Kucha night to Mount Desert Island: a place brimming with creativity and ideas. The intention is to sponsor two Pecha Kucha nights this year; this first one at the library to initiate the summer season and the second in the fall at the Abbe Museum. Presenters at the first Pecha Kucha night, which will be emceed by George Neptune, will include Aaron Mitchell, Alice Kaiserian, Ben Lincoln, Dennis Kiley & Johannah Blackman, Judith Blank, Linda Robinson, Rich MacDonald and Sam McGee. Topics explored will include, but not be limited to art in public spaces, fascinating bits of local history, how to prepare for a life change, life in Hollywood, and climate psychology. 

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