HEART is about us, students. As such, PechaKucha is our proposal for you to let your voice be heard.

PechaKucha is a presentation style which was introduced to the HEART conference during the 4th edition, in 2017. Each presentation consists of 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each.

We encourage YOU to apply with a presentation and become an active participant at HEART 2019. 

Be creative. Make it personal. Share your experience.

How to build YOUR PechaKucha presentation

  • The official language of the conference is English.
  • A Pecha Kucha presentation consists of a flow of 20 representative images (1 image/slide) for each part of your speech, and you have 20 seconds for each slide.
  • 20 x 20 = a 6 minutes and 40 seconds long presentation
  • You may send as many presentations as you wish.
  • Make your talk slightly personal and share your own experience, with ups and downs.

This year, you can choose to present on one of the topics below:

  1. Teamwork: Even though we are used to doing things on our own, we should never forget about the power of helping one another and working as a team. We would like to hear your ideas, your experiences regarding this subject. Is it easier for you to accomplish your goals by working alone or by collaborating with other co-workers? How important do you find it, in any kind of project? Has it improved you, as an individual? Give yourself the chance to acknowledge whether sharing the tasks you had with others helped you become who you are today

  2. Dealing with failure: Failure is part of everyone’s life and every individual sees it differently. So how do YOU see it? When did you “fail” and what does “failure” mean to you? Did you understand the purpose of it? Has it helped you in dealing with other situations and circumstances that were alike? Tell us more about your encounters with stressful situations that led to “failure” and help us overcome these common situations.

  3. Medicine – now and then: We are living in a society that is evolving as days pass by. But have we ever thought about how much the world we lived in has changed in the last centuries? How different medicine used to be? How were the doctors operating? What did hospitals look like? What materials did they use? Who had the right to be a doctor? We encourage you to make a parallel between access then and access nowadays. Tell us a story depicting anything you find intriguing, while trying to picture two perspectives of the same medicine, at different times. Bring the past in the present and allow us to appreciate everything medicine offers.

Before February 26th: Send us a video of yourself alone – preferably of good quality, presenting your Pecha Kucha, with your computer by your side to make the presentation slides visible. Our email adress is pechakucha@heartcluj.com

After February 28th: The most innovative/meaningful/impressive presentations will be selected for an interview which will consist of presenting your work in front of the selecting team (HEART organizers). The best 3 performances (1 for each topic) will be selected for a coaching session before being presented at the conference.

If you are not from Cluj and your presentation is chosen, don’t worry that you will miss the coaching session. We will communicate live through video calls, thus making sure that everything is ready for the conference.


Accepted presenters will be granted an active participant diploma, as well as free attendance of the conference!

       We wish you inspiration and look forward to meeting you!

          The H.E.A.R.T. team