PechaKuchaNights - Johannesburg 16 May 2024

Thu May 16, 18:00 - Thu May 16, 21:00

The Tryst


Welcome to PechaKucha - Johannesburg, where we connect people around the world.

PechaKucha is a global storytelling platform that celebrates people, passion, and creative thought.

Our speakers share ideas and connect with others visually, concisely and memorably.

We are redefining authentic human connectivity through inclusive social engagement and technology.

Join us for an evening of brilliant presentations, networking, fine dining, building friendships and having fun.

How Does It Work?

The PechaKucha 20×20 presentation format is a slide show of 20 images, each auto-advancing after 20 seconds. It’s non-stop, and you’ve got 400 seconds (6m40s) to tell your story, with visuals guiding the way.

PechaKucha was created in Japan in 2003 by renowned architects, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. The word “PechaKucha” is Japanese for “chit chat.”

Check out presentations from our last event here.

The presentation format is simple: 20 images shown for 20 seconds each while the presenter explains them.

It is a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things interesting.

It forces people to reduce, to clear their minds and think about what is relevant.

It is amazing how much you can put across in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

The casual atmosphere of the event makes it easy to socialise naturally.

You can speak to any presenter during the beer break and say: “That was fantastic, I love what you do!” – and start a conversation from there.

PechaKucha drags you into a live situation with atmosphere, energy and real human interaction.

The speakers will inspire you as they share their passions, their creativity, their achievements, just about anything really…

PechaKucha Nights have already expanded to more than 2000 cities worldwide. It has accumulated over 200,000 presentations.

How Much Does It Cost?

The entrance fee is R150 per person.

You can enjoy a harvest table dinner as part of the package. Drinks are for your own account.

When and Where Is It Held?

Thursday 16 May 2024 from 18h00

The Tryst

20 Woodlands Drive

Woodlands Office Park


Have Questions?

Reach out to Jacques de Villiers on [email protected].


Cobus Visser - Kili on Crutches

Michael Vandenberg - Meditation: Mystery. Magic. Manifestation

Hamilton Wende - Light from the Darkness of Rwanda

Shan Lee -The Story Behind The Writing

Jacques de Villiers - Do Women Have Adam's Apples?

Mpho Telile - The Famine of Character

Colin Skelton -The Superpower of Slow

Thato Mabelane - The Human Spirit Is Limitless

Ian Hatton - Absolute Leadership - Your Strategic Edge, Simplified

Desirae Pillay - "Echoes from Stillness: Lessons learned from people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

Costa Carastavrakis - Master of Ceremonies

Jacques de Villiers - PechaKucha Johannesburg Organiser


PechaKuchaNights - Johannesburg 16 May 2024
The Tryst
20 Woodlands Dr, Woodlands, Woodmead, 2128
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