Niki Cheong tells the story of how this Tuesday’s event got organized. It will be my first attempt, and I’m looking forward to it. I see a few friends lined up as well, surely will meet new ones too. Content and connection, what more could I ask for?
Here’s the detailed information, join us if you can!
Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari (opposite No Black Tie), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In the first Pecha Kucha of 2011, join host Niki Cheong and the British Council who will present a line up of big names, with even bigger personalities to match as they share their stories and journeys about social media and the way it has revolutionalised the way wecommunicate!
• Daphne Iking –TV host and actress
Website | http://daphneiking.blogspot.com/
Twitter | @daphCLPT
• Tengku Zatashah Idris – Online entrepreneur of exclusive gift collection company Originalo
Website | http://originalo.com.my/
Twitter | @zatashah
• Low Ngai Yuen – Director, producer and head of the newly revived Kakiseni.com team
Website | http://www.kakiseni.com/
Twitter | @ngaiyuen
• Julian Hopkins – PhD candidate at Monash University, Sunway Campus researching the commercialisation of Malaysian blogs
Website | http://julianhopkins.net/
Twitter | @julianhopkins
• James Chong – Independent Internet Strategist Heading Online & Social Media for P1
Website | http://aidsaware.ruumzcauses.com/
Twitter | @warbaby
• Zain HD – Project Manager for RandomAlphabets (the collective behind Glee Flashmob Dance KL, Tali Tenang and Freeze for Unison) and Wago, which does social media PR and alternative events
Website | www.randomalphabets.com
Twitter | @zainhd
• Foong Cheng Leong – Senior Associate at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill focusing on Intellectual Property and Information Technology and cyberlaws
Website | www.xes.cx
Twitter | @xescx
• Sivin Kit – Pastor at Bangsar Lutheran Church and social activist
Website | http://sivinkit.net/
Twitter | @sivinkit
• Jonson Chong – Human rights lawyer and former KEADILAN communications director
Website | http://jonsonchong.com/
Twitter | @jonsonchong
Pecha Kucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) was started in Tokyo, Japan in 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture. Presenters give a slideshow of 20 images, each shown for only 20 seconds — giving a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds.
The brief the presenters are given is no brief! They can talk about any subject of choice, as long as they keep to the time and format. With presenters made up mostly from the creative and design fields, Pecha Kucha Nights are great for networking, only more fun.
Pecha Kucha Nights have grown into a phenomenon in Tokyo where it has mushroomed in over 230 cities all over the world. In Kuala Lumpur, Pecha Kucha Nights are hosted by the British Council and supported by the Multimedia Development Corporation of Malaysia (MDeC). This celebratory volume is housed by Delucca, The Italian Restaurant.