PechaKucha Santa Fe Launches August 28 at Travel Bug

Santa Feans To Share Their Creative Work, Inspirations

Date August 9, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Author Staff


Categories Community Performing Arts


Travel Bug will host the first volume of the globally popular PechaKucha Night onWednesday, August 28 at 6 p.m., with local Santa Feans’ presentations scheduled to start around 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments available for purchase.

“We are excited to host the first PechaKucha Night in Santa Fe,” said Greg Ohlsen, Travel Bug owner. “It will be fun see what people bring to the evening and as most Santa Feans know, we love to drive interesting discussion here at the Travel Bug. PechaKucha seems like a good fit for our creative town. Come early to grab a seat!”

PechaKucha Night brings prominent and emerging creative minds together for an evening of lightning-fast presentations, creativity and fun. The PechaKucha format, where a dozen or so presenters are allowed to speak to just 20 slides, each shown for only 20 seconds, to reveal their passions, work and inspirations, is now held in more than 670 cities around the world.

“Almost everyone in Santa Fe has a great story,” said Colleen Rubart, Santa Fe PechaKucha organizer. “This is everyone’s opportunity to share theirs -- in a fun, casual, relaxed environment. PechaKucha Nights are about sharing the hidden creativity in a city, and celebrating the diversity of creative ideas and inspirations.”

Travel Bug is located at 839 Paseo De Peralta in Santa Fe, just two blocks off the Plaza. Please also visit

To present or participate at this upcoming first volume and in future Santa Fe PechaKucha Nights, please contact Colleen Rubart at (415) 283-7100, or Or visit the PechaKucha Santa Fe website at

Hundreds of past PechaKucha presentations can be found at Here are links to four samples:

The Santa Fe PechaKucha Episode One poster was created by Elizabeth Starks, of Santa Fe. Her work and all other PechaKucha Night posters from around the world can be seen at 

PechaKucha, literally translated as “chit chat” in Japanese, was created by Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo in 2003 as an opportunity for designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has since gone viral, and turned into a massive celebration with events happening in more than 670 cities around the world, inspiring creativity worldwide.

PechaKucha Santa Fe plans to host three PechaKucha Nights each year. 

From a PechaKucha Santa Fe press release...