PechaKucha means chatter in Japanese and the concept behind PechaKucha talks is to avoid talking too much and losing focus during presentations.
By limiting presentations to 20 slides, 20 seconds each in duration, and thus a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds (slides change automatically), the speaker needs to consider carefully the key message and how they convey this simply and to the the point, providing the audience with a quick concise overview of the subject.
Our Open Afternoon was seen as an opportunity to test this approach. Below are the slides from those presentations:
- Introduction to Warwick Crop Centre - Rosemary Collier
- What is so interesting about seed? - Bill Finch-Savage
- Utilisation of wild species - Graham Teakle
- The next five years of the UK Vegetable Genebank - Charlotte Allender
- Soil-borne diseases of vegetables: approaches for control - John Clarkson
- Plant virus disease control John Walsh