June 17, 2008

News & Opinion: Pecha Kucha Night

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:21 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

We posted previously about stocking rare copies of the PK book, and hinted that we were also the Milwaukee franchise for their events. Well, if you're in Milwaukee, tonight's the night (June 17) - the very first Pecha Kucha Night in Milwaukee!
8:00 PM
Hi Hat Garage
1701 N. Arlington
What's Pecha Kucha?

Pecha Kucha (Japanese for "the sound of conversation"), devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 in Tokyo as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has now grown to involve everyone from pizza delivery drivers to executives to celebrities, and is held in over 100 cities around the world. Join us for the first in an ongoing series of Pecha Kucha Nights in Milwaukee and discover what the members of your community are involved in, meet new people during the beer break, and join the worldwide conversation!
Here's what some other folks have said about PK Night:
"I love this idea to pieces."
- Seth Godin, marketing guru, author of Purple Cow
"...combines business meeting and poetry slam to transform corporate cliche into surprisingly compelling beat-the-clock performance art."
- Dan Pink, Wired magazine, author of A Whole New Mind
Local press:
MKE magazine
If you're not in Milwaukee, visit the PK site to see if there's a chapter in your city - then join the conversation!

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.