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Do you have a theory? Have you proven it?

Have you implemented a project that taught you something?

Do you have a case study that could develop the thinking of the film exhibition sector?

Have you a provocative viewpoint about the film exhibition sector that you can debate?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions then we want to invite you to submit an idea for a This Way Up 2018 PechaKucha.

What is PechaKucha 20x20?

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.

PechaKucha are typically informal and fun gatherings where people get together and share their ideas, works and thoughts in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.

Who should present?


The key to a great presentation is to present something you are passionate about and know well. Most people use PechaKucha to present their latest creative projects or work. We are asking you to present work, projects or ideas from the film exhibition sector.

What next?

This is an open call to the sector and beyond, we are asking potential speakers to consider talking or presenting case studies that relate to one of these areas:

  • More Than A Tick Box: integrating equality, diversity and inclusion into everything you do

  • Eureka! Fixing problems, finding solutions: when something goes wrong, what do you do? Examples of fixing problems during a live project.

  • Origin Stories: who are you and why are you here? What made you decide to do what you do?

  • Modern-Day Fundraising: is the traditional donor pyramid still relevant in a world that sees Patreon, CrowdCube and Kickstarter redefining fundraising? Demonstrate work that proves it one way or another.

How to submit?


  • Submit by 12 November 2018

  • Confirmed by 16 November 2018

  • Submit presentations by 23 November 2018

  • Present at TWU in Liverpool on 5 or 6 December 2018