June 12, 2019, by Lisa Chin

Call for Participations: Pecha Kucha 2019

This post is intended for early career researchers (academic staff). It is posted on behalf of Dr Tissa Chandesa, Research Training Development Manager.


Challenge yourself to showcase your research work in 6 minutes and 40 seconds!

Pecha Kucha is a form of presentation where the presenter presents in 6 minutes and 40 seconds, designed by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in February 2003. The presentation centres on 20 PowerPoint slides, shown for 20 seconds each. According to (Watanabe-Crockett, 2016), a Pecha Kucha presentation utilises imagery and efficient use of spoken word to create a seamless, memorable, meaningful and concise presentation.

Sample Pecha Kucha presentations can be viewed here: https://www.pechakucha.com/presentations


This competition aims to:

  1. Foster the presenter’s creativity in fusing 20 images with efficient use of spoken word to explain their research topic to a non-expert intelligent audience.
  2. Develop presentation, research and communication skills of early career researchers.


Early career researchers, you must be a full-time or contractual early career research-active academic staff at University of Nottingham Malaysia

Competition Timeline

1. Briefing workshop

This workshop will address tips on how to create your Pecha Kucha slides. Please attend one of the compulsory workshop on the following dates:

  • Thursday 20 June 2019 @ H1B13 from 2pm to 3:30pm
  • Thursday 27 June 2019 @ H1B13 from 10am to 11:30am

To sign up, please click on the following Moodle link: https://moodle.nottingham.ac.uk/mod/tutorialbooking/view.php?id=3581522

2. Submission of Pecha Kucha slides

Please submit your slides by 11:59pm on Friday 5 July 2019 via email to RAD@nottingham.edu.my. Please title your email “Your name Pecha Kucha Slides”

3. Pecha Kucha main event

Wednesday 17 July 2019 @ Great Hall – event proceedings will be communicated in due course


Conference funding for:

  • Winner: MYR 3,000
  • Runner Up: MYR 2,000

Point of Contact

Please direct your inquiries to Dr Tissa Chandesa at Tissa.Chandesa@nottingham.edu.my

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