Call for Pecha Kucha Presentations

Yukon by Yukoners: Pleistocene to Present

October 1, 2022
Live-streamed and in person at Whitehorse
Yukon Historical and Museums Association

Deadline for Proposals: May 31, 2022

Pecha kucha translates as “the sound of conversation” or “chit-chat” in Japanese.

The PechaKucha creators wanted a space to share ideas and messages through presentations. To avoid rambling speakers, they set time and slide limits. This forces the presenter to creatively arrange their message within a strict form. Such creativity often produces amazing results.

PechaKucha is a presentation form of 20 images for 20 seconds each. The slides change automatically and the speaker must synchronise their speech with the images. The entire presentation lasts for exactly 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Yukoners always enjoy sharing their stories. This evening will be a celebration of these stories, with the theme of “Living and Working in the Yukon.” We will be exploring the Yukon identity and how it has changed, or stayed the same, over time.

Below is a list of proposed topic ideas. You are welcome to discuss alternate topics as well.

  • Family connections
  • Yukon roots
  • Family stories, traditions
  • Travels on the land, on the water, in the air
  • Favourite places
  • Favourite jobs
  • Living off grid
  • Dog teams
  • Favourite Yukon moments
  • Yukon characters
  • History and culture in artistic practice
  • The Yukon as experienced through art, music, dance or drama
  • Yukon memories (of a time, a place, an experience, work, etc.)
  • Growing up in the Yukon
  • Growing up on the creeks, on the river, along the highway
  • Events, celebrations

Please include the following with your submission:

  • Title and format (PechaKucha) of the proposed presentation and maximum half-page summary
  • Speaker(s) name(s), contact information, and a brief biography of each.

Submission instructions:

The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2022. Submit your proposals by email to (subject Yukon by Yukoners) or by mail to:

Yukon Historical & Museums Association
3126 Third Avenue
Whitehorse YT Y1A 1E7

For more information, please contact Lianne Maitland at 1-867-667-4704 or

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