Pecha Kucha Tel Aviv is back this week with an amazing lineup of creative talent. The presentation format series, which have been likened to elevator pitches on steroids, serves up a slew of speakers from the cultural arena.

The Pecha Kucha idea began in 2003 in Tokyo. Today, 987 cities host Pecha Kucha events.

The name of the event comes from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat.” Unlike TED talks, these presentations are limited to 20 images x 20 seconds.

The presentations must be concise and quick.

Tel Aviv immediately made its mark, at first attracting an audience of 4,000 in 2007 and then more than doubling that number every new event.