PechaKucha Night Galway is a free creative social networking event. A grown-up “show and tell” where a few people give bright and brief illustrated presentations about subject matters of their choice. Then we all chill, chat and drink beer.


What Is PechaKucha?

Devised in Tokyo by Klein Dytham Architecture, PechaKucha (the Japanese phrase for “the sound of chitchat”) started as a night for creative people to meet, network, and discuss their projects and ideas.

To keep presentations short and sweet they devised the PechaKucha format known as 20 X 20: Each speaker giving a presentation containing only 20 images/PowerPoint slides, shown for 20 seconds each, for a total presentation length of 6 minutes 40 seconds. These constraints challenged presenters to clarify their ideas and match each thought with the perfect image.

Since then, PechaKucha Nights are held by a global community of over 700 cities and the presentations have become just as diverse.

Who Can Take Part?

Anyone can speak at PechaKucha Nights. The key is to present something you love. Most people use PechaKucha Night to present their latest creative work; some people share their passion and show their prized collections while others share photos of epic journeys, it can be just about anything! 

Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected - unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Or they tell the story behind the images. They teach and they inspire. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different.

If you'd like to speak at an upcoming PechaKucha Night you can find more details on how express your interest here.