Ignite NYC II – Submit a talk

On the night before the Web 2.0 Expo NY Ignite is coming back to NYC! On September 15th we will have 10 Ignite speakers who each get just five minutes on stage. Bre Pettis, the co-creator of Ignite will be hosting a cupcake decorating contest. Ignite is going to be at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) where we are a guest of the New York Television Festival. They are providing us a ~400 person theatre and free beer (during the cupcake contest).

We are currently looking for speakers. If you have something geeky to share then submit a talk! Each speaker will get 20 slides that auto-advance after 15 seconds for a total of five-minutes. Put in your talk idea here. We will let people know by September 10th but submit early as selection is rolling.

If you plan on entering the cupcake decorating competition plan on bringing your own decorations. We will have some on-hand but if you are going to be the cupcake decorating champion of NYC then you’ll need to bring something unique. You will not be required to use our cupcakes; feel free to bring your own.

Here is a rough schedule for how the night will go.

7:15 Door & Bar opens

7:30 Cupcake Contest Begins

8:15 Cupcakes Contest Ends

8:45 Ignite Talks Begin

9:45 Ignite talks end; upstairs bar opens

RSVP at Upcoming or Facebook to give us an idea of how many people to expect (but you do not have to).

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After this Ignite the New York community will be taking on the event (though I will come back next summer to do some). They’re already put up a community site; Tikva Morowati is on point if you are interested in being involved.

If you don’t live in New York (or Seattle or Portland) or anywhere with an Ignite start your own! I urged people at Gnomedex last week and we will soon have new Ignites in Vancouver, Nashville, Dallas and DC (they’ll soon be joining all of those logos to the right). Check out our community site for more information.

  • Why should someone have to use upcoming or facebook

    Allow people to email you to RSVP

  • beer and cupcakes? I hope it’s a cream ale at least :)

  • I went to this last time and it was pretty cool. It’s hard to get a lot across in such a short time-frame but a few people did it really well. I’m hoping for more technical talks this time :-).

    By the way, Ignite attendees might be interested in an event my university is hosting called Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW). We are giving away cash prizes and trips to NYC for the top 10 finalists to compete in any of 7 different hacking challenges. We’re going to have a big awards ceremony in October with speakers and judges from all of our contests. Check it out and, if you’re a student, register now!