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PechaKucha MDI

General Description

PechaKucha, literally translated as “chit chat” or “blah blah” in Japanese, was created in Tokyo in 2003 as an opportunity for young 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 800 cities around the world, inspiring creativity worldwide. PKMDI events feature a series of presentations, each consisting of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, totaling a talking time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Centennial Plans

To celebrate Acadia’s Centennial, PechaKucha MDI (PKMDI) is honored to host a high quality, lively PKMDI session, in which Acadia National Park is the inspiration. For two years, the Abbe Museum, Breaking Even Communications, and Northeast Harbor Library have been proud to co-host PKMDI Nights with the goal to bring creative minds together for a night of inspiration, networking, and fun. The events typically draw a crowd of 85 – 100; our 2015 spring session drew 165 individuals!

PKMDI is storytelling at its finest. It aims to connect people with others whose lives may or may not be more different. The magic happens when guests become antsy to take over the stage, itching to tell their own story.


26 Mount Desert St.
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609