Nearly a year ago, AdventGX (AGX) partnered with the Institute for Applied Creativity (IAC) at Texas A&M to establish PechaKucha Bryan, launching our local PechaKucha Night with a series of 20×20 (20 slides, 20 seconds each) presentations and introducing Bryan to the worldwide PechaKucha community. Started in Tokyo, PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps — just about anything, really — in the PechaKucha 20×20 format.

IAC and AGX have hosted three PechaKucha Nights in Bryan including the first event in November of 2014. We’ve had the privilege of hearing notable experts and friends speak on a wide variety of topics. Noted architect and professor Rodney Hill’s stunning photo log, “From Welding to Wood to Bronze” showcased years of sculpting. Benedict Nguyen’s “3D Printing: A Whole New World” introduced us to his passion for this emerging market and Barbara Kline offered lessons learned from her couch surfing adventures in “Couch Surfing: A New Way to Travel.” These presentations and many more inventive, artistic and insightful talks from past PechaKucha Nights in Bryan have us looking forward to tonight’s Pecha Kucha Bryan.

When we gather at Grand Stafford Theater, we will hear presentations from dynamic locals, including: Michael Wienen on robotics; Matt Michalka, organizer of Brazos Valley Makers; TAMU Aviary rep Constance Woodman; John Firth of the International Ocean Discovery Program; and the visionary Dean of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M, Dr. Jorge Vanegas.

PechaKucha Nights are now happening in over 700 cities around the world, providing a venue where people can show and share their work in a relaxed way. Following the live events, presentations are shared via the worldwide PechaKucha site.

We’re excited for our fourth event and look forward to seeing you there!