Video Post: Pecha Kucha on Unplugging

Posted on Nov 29, 2010 in Presentations, Technology, Video

This year at Bridging the Gap the annual development conference we hold at YIS I presented two sides of the same technologically related coin. On Friday I lead two break-out sessions where along with two very supportive and engaged groups of parents and colleagues we looked at the potential in being connected in addressing educational issues on a local and global scale. Links for the maps we created are here.

2010 YISBTG Pecha Kucha – Adam Clark from Yokohama International School on Vimeo.

As much fun as I had during the breakout sessions, the Pecha Kucha above was my personal highlight. For those that aren’t familiar with the format, it is a structured presentation involving 20 slides with 20 seconds allocated for each of them. This was held in the Tanner Auditorium on Saturday night and involved 8 presenters and approximately 175 people in the audience. I researched my presentation extensively for weeks leading up to the event and carefully put together my slides. Then in one blur of creative exertion, I wrote the script on Friday night after finding my wedding band which I mention in my opening remarks. I hope this is as enjoyable to watch as is it was to perform. A complete transcript of my words is here. I have posted links to the research which informed this presentation here.

Breakout Session Materials

Here are the slides along with the video links I used for these sessions.

BTG 2010 – Breakout Session PPT

Breakout Session Video Links

Disconnect to Connect Video

Tiffany Shlain’s TEDX Marin Talk (we watched from Yelp at 6:40 through the trailer for Connected)

Thank you for watching this and supporting me in this endeavor. Also special thanks to Genki Unno for filming the event. As a performer it is great to have this footage. Thanks, Genki! – Adam


  1. Brian Farrell
    November 30, 2010

    Excellent presentation, and a great way to start off the Pecha Kucha night. Your breakout session was also very well run, and I appreciated the dynamic conversation that came from it.

    • Adam
      December 1, 2010

      Thanks for coming to them both, Brian. Always great to have you in the room!


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