Call for Position - Pecha Kucha Coordinator

The Pecha Kucha event provides individuals the chance to present teaching and learning innovative ideas, creative project processes, and/or developed project outcomes at the annual IDEC conference. This event has been a feature of the conference for five years. Pecha Kucha (Japanese: chit-chat) is a simple presentation format in which speakers show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, usually seen in a multiple-speaker event (8 – 10) called a Pecha Kucha. The 20 images advance automatically and speakers talk along with the images, keeping the presentations concise and fast-paced. This format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture as a way to showcase creative design work through quick informative presentations.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Write a call for proposals, disseminated by IDEC.
  • Manage the schedule for proposal submittals, reviews and announcements.
  • Seek and secure external peer reviewers for the double-blind review procedure.
  • Communicate with reviewers and provide them with necessary proposals for review and review forms.
  • Inform all proposal writers of the acceptance or rejection of their proposal.
  • Craft and communicate procedures for accepted presenters.
  • Craft digital presentation(s) of the accepted proposal content for presentation at the IDEC conference.
  • Interface with the IDEC Conference Committee on matters of scheduling, technology and other plans for the event.
  • Serve as master of ceremonies for the conference event, explaining the Pecha Kucha concept to attendees and introducing presenters.
  • Prepare press releases as necessary to disseminate results of the event to IDEC members.

This is a two year appointment. The person in this position may be reappointed by the IDEC Board for two consecutive terms.

Interested candidates should complete the Call for Volunteers form.

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