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).
Krikorian Raffi – holmz : open database for energy consumption
Deb Schultz – Alley vs Valley
Jennifer Pahlka – Technology Anxiety: Jello and Web 3.0
Sam Lessin – A very brief history of privacy in our data-deluged world
Nichelle Stephens – Cupcakes: The iPhone of Desserts
Don Carli – The Carbon Footprint of Banner Ads, Emails and Websites and why you should care
Nate Westheimer – Magic at the Democratic National Convention
Andrew Schneider – Experimental Devices for Performance
Audacia Ray – Porn as a front runner in technology innovations… With a twist
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
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.
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.