We are thrilled to be welcoming a host of experienced and insightful speakers to PAQS2017, including award-winning scientists and environmentalists as well as influential figures from the quantity surveyor community in Canada. Please stay tuned to this page for further speaker announcements.
WHAT IS A PECHAKUCHA PRESENTATION?
PechaKucha [Pet-cha Koo-cha] is derived from Japanese for 'Chit-Chat'. The PechaKucha format is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights.
PechaKucha Night was devised in February 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo's Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa), as a way to allow young designers to meet, show their work, and exchange ideas.
In 2004, a few cities in Europe began holding PKNs, the first of several hundred cities that have since launched similar events around the world. As of May 2016, PKNs were held in over 900 cities worldwide.
The PechaKucha format at PAQS will have speakers set up in various rooms giving talks on a variety of topics at the same time. In order to see a talk, the audience member must be in the room at the start of the talk before the doors are closed. There is no entry permitted once the doors are shut. Once the presentation is complete, the audience member will have approximately five minutes to find the next presentation of their interest. This creates a chaotic and energetic atmosphere of rushing from room to room in between talks which will make the Pecha Kucha the most exciting addition to Green Developments: The New Era.