Sponsors and Community Partners

Join us on June 20th!!!

This June, Cleveland will host Global PechaKucha Night: Waterways, a groundbreaking event featuring presentations from thought leaders and activists from around the globe.

We hope you will consider joining us as a Community Partner (no cost) as we strive to create a wonderful moment for the entire community to come together to celebrate our connection to the Cuyahoga River and one another. 

What’s involved with becoming a community partner?

We are proud to host such an exciting event and want to make sure as many members of Cleveland community know about this free night of programming.

As a community partner, we welcome your support in helping promote the event. Examples of promotion include:  

  • Add a note in your weekly newsletter
  • Hand out postcards/hang posters 
  • Create a post on your organization’s social media channel(s)
  • Invite your staff, board, clients, constituents, neighbors, friends and families to attend the event

In return for your community partnership, the PKNCLE team will:

  • Provide 5 reserved seats for your organization at the event on June 20
  • Recognize your organization on our social media leading up to the event
  • Recognize your organization at the event 

Our team is proud to host three PKN events each year and we’d love to help amplify your important work at future events.

If you’re interested in becoming a Global PechaKucha Night: Waterways Community Partner, please let us know by clicking the link provided under "Learn More" or email our team at for more information! 

Wondering what is PechaKucha?

The PechaKucha is a simple presentation format that is fast-paced and engaging, with each presentation consisting of 20 slides timed to 20 seconds of speaking time per slide. This gives each presenter exactly 6 minutes, 40 seconds to wow the audience and convey their message – no less, no more. 

… and what is a PechaKucha Night?

PechaKucha Nights are fun and informal gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, project -- just about anything, really -- in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. PechaKucha Nights were pioneered in Tokyo in the early 2000s and quickly spread to over 1,000 cities worldwide, including here in Cleveland.

… and what is the big deal with PechaKucha Night: Waterways? 

Global PechaKucha Night: Waterways will be the 34th PechaKucha Night to take place in Cleveland. It will be the first to feature nationally and internationally renowned experts in addition to local presenters. Taking place at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica on the banks of the Cuyahoga almost 50 years to the day of the river’s last burning, the free event will highlight clean water issues in an exciting, accessible format appealing to those who love creativity, those who love clean water, and all those who love Cleveland.

Become a Partner

If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner (no cost), please click below. 

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