PechaKucha Night

May 12, doors open at 6pm, talks at 7pm

What does action look like? Find out at this fast paced, popular, and fun event with speakers who have been inspired to take action. This event is part of CWU’s Day of Action including activities on campus, a march to Rotary Pavilion, and a community Block Party.  Check back soon for a full list of presenters at our next event.

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is a storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. Each speaker is allowed 20 slides and 20 seconds of commentary per slide to create powerful, visually-compelling stories that move audiences in less than 7 minutes. Join us for these community-based events in the 20×20 format for thoughtful, engaging talks that spur authentic connections.

To see videos of other PechaKucha events in Ellensburg, hosted by Gallery One, visit


Judy Hinrichs shared this with us: “I enjoyed this one very much as I have the others that I have been able to attend since moving here a few years ago. What a great program and such nice presentations again. This town does have some amazing citizens, and the University faculty make a real contribution. Thank you for what you organize and do here to bring them in and enrich the cultural life of this town.” 

Stephen Rock shared this after his presentation: “A big Thank You for hosting our work at Gallery One and for all the energy you guys put into making the space so great – Pecha Kucha was great also and are so glad we could participate.”

Lindsay Morris shared this after her presentation: “… sharing a personal story can create connection and hit a nerve in a room full of strangers. We are all in this together and we have a responsibility to do something.. and we are! PK is a perfect example of bringing people together to connect!”

Christina Miller said this on Facebook: “This was a very special night in our small town, a Pecha Kucha night hosted by @galleryoneart with a huge array of speakers talking about education in some form. how we learn, why we learn, how technology is changing the way we learn, how important hands on and independent learning is, even just how what food we serve kids is transforming them. It was the perfect blend of people and I left feeling filled up because sometimes you really really need that. When the to do list is never ending and it seems impossible to juggle family and work life you need others to tell their stories to you to remember why you do what you do ‪#‎pechakucha‬ ‪#‎pechakuchaeburg‬”