PechaKucha is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge. Global innovators use the PechaKucha platform to create powerful, visually-compelling stories that move audiences in less than 7 minutes.

Open Mic

A unique opportunity where selected participants from the conference get to take the centre stage and speak on par with other speakers. There would be 3 Open Mic Sessions. Each of the Open Mic speakers will be selected based on audience poll for the best topic proposed.


PechaKucha began because, well, because people talk too much!

In 2003, yearning for “More show. Less tell,” architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein Dytham architecture invented PechaKucha. The initial purpose: to streamline long design presentations. Sessions soon morphed into happenings: PechaKucha Nights -- first in Tokyo, then around the world. Today, more than 50,000 people present at 1,100+ global PechaKucha Nights every year. And the number keeps exploding. Today schools and business use PechaKucha to creatively and effectively engage students and employees on a range of subject matters.

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming. 20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. Spurring authentic connections.

Open Mic Guidelines

▪ Application for Open Mic will be accepted during Day 1 (4th Sep) of the conference between 1 PM – 4 PM IST on the event platform.

▪ The Event Feed tab on the conference platform will have additional timely posts in this regard.

▪ Any additional points that may have been missed out or that may be required to have a fair and smooth selection process may be updated by the RSG Pune organizing team. They shall have full authority to update any guidelines listed here.

▪ Open Mic will be open to all delegates (except already selected speakers).

▪ Only one topic per delegate is allowed for Open mic.

▪ A delegate / audience poll will be conducted to select the top 3 topics and the selected speakers can present their topic during open mic session (on Day 2).

▪ Selected papers would be announced by 7pm.

▪ Selection would be 100% based on the Polls.

▪ Each Selected OPEN MIC paper would be informed by Email and Phone (In case their phones details are available).

▪ The slots for speaking would be Day 2 @ 5pm across all 3 tracks.

▪ Each Session would be for 45 mins.

▪ Followed by 15 mins of Q&A in the speaker networking lounge.