The popular format we used for our recent event, A Meeting of the Minds, was called pecha-kucha, Japanese for “chit-chat.” Presenters come up with 20 slides they want to display for 20 seconds each, so each one wraps up in under seven minutes.

For a few years now, the San Diego Architectural Foundation has been hosting the official local PechaKucha Night. The next one is July 20.

My VOSD colleague, esteemed word nerd Grant Barrett, will be presenting that night, as will a friend of mine, designer and photographer Charles Bergquist. The venue is the courtyard of the Golden Hill complex MXD830, which houses Counterpoint, a great neighborhood bar. You can find more info here.

(The designer for the flyer above, Terri Mitchell, attended our arts and culture event and gave us her two cents in our roundup afterward.)

I am the arts editor for VOSD. You can reach me directly at or 619.325.0531. Or you can keep up with me on Twitter @kellyrbennett or on Facebook.

Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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