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Third Annual PechaKucha International Storytelling Day Expected to Draw Thousands of Attendees | News

TOKYO AND CHICAGO, February 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — PechaKucha, Inc., the world’s largest storytelling community, today announced that it will host its third annual International PechaKucha Day. Thousands of people around the world are expected to join the 24-hour live stream starting this Friday evening at Chicago (Saturday noon at Tokyo) to share and enjoy engaging and concise stories about LOVE… and OPTIMISM using PechaKucha’s unique storytelling platform.

The free 24-hour live event will begin at 9:00 p.m. CST to February 18 (12:00 p.m. JST on February 19) and will be accessible via Zoom and YouTube. It will be animated by the founders and architects of PechaKucha Marc Dytham and Astrid Klein of the architecture of Klein Dytham.

Attendees can enjoy over 100 short, visually engaging stories from presenters who share what they love about their city, family, car, pet, home, recipe, job, hobbies and everything that intrigues them.

Storytellers from over 50 cities around the world will participate in the live event. Confirmed presenters range from well-known storytellers and business leaders to entertainers and include:

  • Shantell Martin – visual artist (new York)
  • Michael Johnson – graphic designer (London)
  • Kenze Yamada – tatami artist (Tokyo)
  • Will & Ayra Kip – founders of Free Heri Heri (amsterdam)
  • Morag Myesrcough – graphic designer( London)
  • Sian Mooney – fashion designer (Cairo)
  • Kaito Streets – Olympic fencer (Tokyo)
  • Luke Pearson – product designer (London)

While the event will feature an official roster of well-known presenters in their respective fields, anyone with a story to tell can use PK Create to develop and submit their visual time-based speech. A number of contributed stories will be shared throughout the live stream.

“Everyone has a great story to tell. PechaKucha’s beloved presentation and storytelling platform for storytelling brings joy to everyone who participates,” said Marc Dytham, co-founder of PechaKucha. “International PechaKucha Day brings together an inclusive global community in a virtual event that uplifts and inspires.”

Register, Participate and Contribute to a Story

Attendees are encouraged to register via Zoom (see here) and tune in to the #ipk2022 livestream on the day of the event at any time via PK’s YouTube channel (see here). International PechaKucha Day contributors can pre-record a presentation using PK Create, a free online presentation platform. Presenters can upload, voice, and share their presentations in multiple formats ranging from 1 frame x 20 seconds, 10 frames x 10 seconds, or the classic 20 frames x 20 seconds format and tag it with #ipk2022. All presentations will be posted on, and a curated selection will air as part of the 24-hour live stream.

More information about the event can be found at: To watch presentations from last year, check out our International PechaKucha Day 2021 collection here.

About PechaKucha

PechaKucha, based in Chicago and Tokyo, is the fast-growing storytelling platform used by millions of people around the world. Content creators, schools, businesses, and government agencies around the world license PechaKucha’s “20 images x 20 seconds” platform to share visual stories, information, and concepts for inspired action. PechaKucha community organizers host live events in over 1,250 cities in 140 countries, with thousands of individual creators using PechaKucha’s social storytelling platform for discussions, sessions, and digital chats. For inspiration from over 50,000 PechaKucha stories or to share your own, visit

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