Pecha Kucha

Launch of Pecha-Kucha Event at 31st World Congress

At the 31st IASP World Congress held at the Gold Coast, QLD Australia in September we are launching a series of exciting events designed to put Early Career Researchers in the spotlight. The Pecha-Kucha is one of these and a clear headliner for ECR rising stars and is expected to draw a wide audience of ECR, Mid-career and senior researchers.

Pecha-Kucha is Japanese for “Chit-chat” and is a form of storytelling providing ECRs with a golden opportunity to practice their research ‘Elevator pitch’ but in a supportive and energetic environment that challenges participants to communicate their research quickly, and powerfully to a captive audience.

There are only two rules in Pecha-Kucha delivery:

1) you have 20 PowerPoint slides, and

2) each slide is presented automatically every 20-seconds.

The result is a captivating 6-minutes and 40-second presentation. If it sounds challenging, you’re not wrong! But remember, being able to effectively communicate your research is an essential ingredient to a successful research career and has the greatest potential to reach large audiences. At the end of the day- it is a powerful way to disseminate your findings and bolsters the chances that your research will be translated into policy and practice.

This event acknowledges the enormous talent, passion, and leadership potential among rising ECRs in suicide prevention and additionally, it will provide an avenue for ECRs to network, have a chat, learn from each other, and foster new collaborations. A people’s choice award will be presented at the end, with an entire year’s membership with IASP up for grabs.

Like all sessions at the IASP 31st World Congress, the Pecha-Kucha event will be held both on the virtual online platform and in-person on Thursday 23 September 2021 at 7.45 pm AEST (UTC+10). Presentations will be made by both those attending online and in-person and the event itself will take place at Miss Money Penney’s Broadbeach and is being hosted by the hilarious Australian Comedian Mark McConville who we guarantee will help take the edge of any first-timer nerves!

Light refreshments will be available for those attending in person, and meals and drinks can also be purchased on the evening. Please join/come along, share your ideas, meet new people, and hear some of the amazing work our ECR community has to offer.

For those of you who are considering submitting an abstract for this event, many tips and tricks are available on the internet. Simply Google, Pecha-Kucha.

Please submit your abstract before the deadline of Tuesday 15 June here.

We look forward to seeing you there!