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When: September 17, 2015 Pre-show & doors open: 5:30pm, Event Starts: 6:15pm
Where: ZINDA, 301 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
Cost: General admission is FREE! with registration

Suggested Donation for VIP seats: $8.50 Donate online during registration, donate at the door (cash only)  VIP’s enjoy reserved, front, fancy seats, pre-show party & goodie bag. VIP seats are limited.
All ideaSPARK Indiegogo contributors have reserved seats up front too!
What’s Happening: 6-8 Presentations (only 6 mins 40 secs each)
Cash bar

And cake to celebrate PechaKucha Global’s 20th year!

Music by Eye d’Neau. Eye d’Neau on Facebook


  1. This is SPARKcon
  2.  Sara Buxton – The Revival
  3. Michael Clapp – One Day at a Time
  4. Melissa Dollman – Cue The Women (Er, Woman)
  5. Liisa Ogburn – What I’ve learned after a decade of asking people to tell their story
  6. Peter Romary – Detecting Deception in a Deceptive World
  7. Grant Crowell – Grantasms: Big Ideas, Small Wonders, and Unfinished Business
  8. Heather Nixon – Happy Sad: The Emotion of Design

Have a creative idea or passion? Talk about it, for 6 min, @pknraleigh‘s Ideaspark during SparkCon #do @sparkconner

— Triangle ArtWorks (@TriArtWorks) August 24, 2015


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PechaKucha Night Raleigh – Get your talk on!

At our entertaining events, we host presenters from the Triangle area talking about topics they are passionate about, and doing it in our unique format of no more than 6 minutes 40 seconds, using 20 slides for 20 seconds each. In selecting the presentations, we encourage creativity in all its forms – for example, PKN talks could be about: community, painting, drawing, sculpture, new ideas, writing, architecture, design, technology, food, thought, music, spoken word, performance, athletics, scientific innovation, interior design, volunteering, living, cultures, etc. We like crafty titles and topics that will move the audience to think about and/or see something new, different or inspiring.

Submit a Talk    |    See videos from past events

Our submission form for prospective presentations is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long! Now whenever you have a great idea to share, you can simply add it to our queue. This way we can curate and balance the talks for content better throughout the year. After you submit we will reach out to you and find an event that will work best for your schedule and our events.

Themes for 2015

  • June 11 – Our theme is Twenty – There’s lots of 20’s in PKN already. 20 slides, 20 seconds… and now we added one more, 20 years! Our mothership PechaKucha Global is celebrating 20 years of talks this year and to launch our year our first topic is TwentyTwenty things you love about Raleigh, your wife, your job. Or 20 things from your bucket list, your never-do-this list or visit this before you die. 20 artworks to admire, 20 things that will never go out of style, … I think you get the idea! Be creative as always.
  • September 17 – Our theme is The Wonky of Creative – The creative process is not all rainbows and unicorns. Getting there sometimes takes an interesting path. What kind of wonky have you been involved in recently? Was the outcome what you expected? Better? Worse?
  • December 3 -Our theme is  I made this The Triangle is full of innovators, makers, entrepreneurs, artist, designers, architects, actors, content producers. Have you launched a new product? Thinking about a few ideas and want to vet them? Show us what you got!

Our themes are meant to inspire creativity and we encourage speakers to innovate on our theme, not necessarily conform to it. We are curating 2015 now and space is limited in each event. We are committed to getting you on the PKN stage!

Read Tips to prepare yourself for the PKN stage.

See videos from past events.

Contact us if you have questions about your idea and want to learn more about what makes for a great PechaKucha talk.