On Saturday, April 21, 2007, the GSD hosted the first Pecha Kucha at Harvard.
Each speaker presented exactly 20 slides, for 20 seconds each. The slides were automatically advanced with Google Picasa slideshow.
The fourteen speakers were GSD alumni, students and faculty:
- John Hong, Jinhee Park, Single Speed Design, Cambridge, MA
- Yu Morishita, Kosuke Bando, GSD
- Sean O’Malley, SWA Group, Laguna Beach, CA
- Laurence Makler, Makler Design Studio, New York, NY
- Maryanne Thompson, Maryanne Thompson Design, Cambridge, MA
- Shelagh McCartney, GSD
- Do Young Chung, GSD
- Aziza Chouni, GSD faculty
- Brett Stilwell, GSD Alumni Council
- Ana Pinto da Silva, NBBJ, Seattle, WA
- Ivan Shumkov, GSD
- Brent Stringfellow, designLAB architects, Boston, MA
- Edward Eglin, ESE Design, New York, NY
- Larry Barrow, Digital Research and Imaging Lab, Mississippi State University
Paul Jamtgaard, GSD Alumni Council, hosted Pecha Kucha Harvard 1. He also co-organizes Pecha Kucha San Francisco.