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Dimensions of Communication

Explore the dimensions of the communication field with this unique twist on the typical research presentation. Communication faculty present on various topics PechaKucha style - 20 images, 20 seconds each. Hear faculty reveal interesting insights on relationships, culture, entertainment, social media, healthcare and more with this fun, fast-paced format.

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A PechaKucha 20X20 (say pe-chahk’-cha) is a six-minute and 40 second presentation delivered with 20 images and 20 seconds of narration per image. This format is fast-paced and engaging, where participants can be imaginative with visuals and narration to tell their story of research, interests, projects, etc.  Roughly translated as ‘chit-chat’ in Japanese, the PechaKucha was created in 2003 by a group of Tokyo architectural designers as a concise way to showcase work among their peers and network. Twelve years and 700 cities later, PechaKucha Nights (PKNs) are now a worldwide phenomenon where artists, activists, musicians, academics, and creatives come together to present ideas and work.

Dimensions of Communication – Powered by PechaKucha is an opportunity to network, socialize, and learn insights in the diverse field of communication all in one. ‘Powered by PechaKucha’ means that we borrowed the format and spirit of a PKN as a means of presenting our faculty’s work to the DePaul community - students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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