When In Manila, Twenty Slides in Twenty Seconds is all you’ll need at the IMMAP Open Mic Night.
Just how many words can one pack into 20 seconds? Find out the fun way! On Wednesday, November 10, the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) will stage the IMMAP Open Mic Night at Craft, the Fort Strip at 7PM.
As IMMAP’s version of the Japanese concoction that is Pecha Kucha Night, this pioneer event promises surprises at every chance.
Pecha Kucha — no, it is not gibberish—loosely means chitchat. This interesting, if not intriguing activity started in 2003 and is now a global activity held in over a hundred countries. In the Philippines, Pecha Kucha Night is a thriving annual event organized by agency creatives.
The process is truly simple: Twenty speakers with twenty slides, twenty seconds per slide. Despite the potential for an utter-sputter mouthful, fret not. As speakers engage the audience with their tales, always expect the unexpected. Count on spontaneity, candor and humor to accompany each fast-breaking slide story. From another angle, the event is merely an exercise at brevity.
Warming up to the event, IMMAP opened the speakers’ line-up to a vote. The results proved eclectic, to say the least. With sixteen voters choice speakers, only four are still up for grabs. The top choices include a sampling of the country’s current trending.
On IMMAP Open Mic Night, check out Yahoo! Philippines ‘Pitong Pinoy’, actress, writer, activist, linguist and environmentalist, Anna Oposa; recent NYSE-lister, Groupon Philippines CEO and yoyo master Pat Cuartero, blogger, SMART Communications consultant, AIM lecturer, UNO magazine tech writer and editor Jayvee Fernandez, Globe Telecom social media manager, blogger and genius Coy Caballes, musician, producer, educator, writer, television personality, workshop facilitator, and activist Jim Paredes, as well as blogger, philanthropist, new media advocate and online community organizer Jay Jaboneta, TV5 head of digital Carlo Ople, founder, as well as CEO and chief creative director of ad agency ideasXmachina Third Tres Domingo.
Add to that list managing director, Chimes Digital Marketing Solutions and business director of Wunderman Chay Mondejar-Saputil, Google Inc. Philippines Country consultant Aileen Apolo-de Jesus, founder and CEO of digital storytelling company Ripple 100 Andre Yap, photographer, creative director of The Lighthouse Fashion Studio and AIDS/HIV awareness activist Niccolo Cosme, managing director ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. Ernie Lopez, managing director and CTO of ArcusIT Jojo Colina, and Celeste Prize Europe award-winning contemporary artist Nasser Lubay.
Common to Pecha Kucha Night, speakers at the IMMAP Open Mic Night will also use image slides. Keywords of choice for the event are Awesome, Viral, Success, Bits-and-Pieces, Rocks and Bulbs. What the speakers will devise, unearth and invent from that is anybody’s guess.
IMMAP likes diversity so being a digital marketeer is not a requirement for entry, so for IMMAP Open Mic Night, it’s free admission for both members and non-members alike.
IMMAP Open Mic Night is an earnest attempt, and with far-reaching kindness and support from major brands, industry affiliates, true friends and volunteers, it’s the green light for this groundswell event.
IMMAP’s Open Mic Night powered by Pecha-Kucha.org
Craft Fort Strip in Bonifacio Global City.
For more information, check out: immap.com.ph/openmic.
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