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About PechaKucha PVD

PechaKucha (pronounced Peh-cha Kah-cha) is Japanese for “chit chat.”

PechaKucha Providence hosts free monthly events where the Greater Providence community comes together to share ideas, creations, and stories using the PechaKucha format of 20 images that each last 20 seconds.


Yes, it's kind of like a "show and tell" for grown-ups.

Our always-open call for presenters ensures that no two PechaKucha Nights are the same. There’s a 100% chance that you will discover something new that you didn’t know you wanted to know. That’s the beauty of it. 

Where did PechaKucha come from?

In 2003, yearning for “More show. Less tell,” architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein Dytham architecture invented the PechaKucha presentation format of 20 images that each last 20 seconds. Their simple format morphed into monthly happenings, and a global phenomenon.

What makes PechaKucha PVD Special?

Out of the 1,200+ cities across the globe that participate in PechaKucha, Providence is the second-longest consecutive running city to host an event, trailing only behind the founding city of Tokyo, Japan.


Since March of 2009, more than 700 presenters have stepped behind the microphone to share their unique perspectives and ideas at our free monthly events.


Interested in getting involved? Email us at

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