Ten Ignites Around The World

Ignite is a fun geek event featuring a series of speedy presentations on topics that geeks hold dear–anything from crypto to beekeeping. Speakers each get five minutes on stage with twenty slides that auto-advance after fifteen seconds. The format is a challenge for presenters, but a boon for the audience, because speakers have to be focused and prepared (or feel pretty silly up there). The Ignite slogan says it well: Enlighten us, but make it quick. Usually the crowd is fueled by beer and the adrenaline generated by watching a speaker match their presentation’s tempo. If you’ve never been to an Ignite you may have your chance in the coming weeks. There are ten community-organized events in the next month–five of them on November 13 (what is it about that day?):

Ignite Boulder – 10/29/2008

Atlas Building, University of Colorado

Ignite Phoenix II – 10/29/08

4747 N 22nd Street, Phoenix, AZ

Ignite Des Moines – 11/6/2008

300 S.W Fifth St. Suite 220, Des Moines IO

Complete with egg catapult contest!

Ignite Spatial – 11/12/2008

43 York Street, Sydney, Australia

The first geo-oriented Ignite outside of Ignite Where!

Ignite Columbus – 11/13/2008

1481 Showcase Dr., Columbus OH

Ignite Bangalore – 11/13/2008

The Royal Orchid in Bangalore (No 47/1,Manipal Centre, Dickenson Road)

Ignite Corvallis – 11/13/2008

725 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR

Ignite Portland 4 – 11/13/2008

3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR

Ignite Salt Lake – 11/13/2008

The Leonardo – 209 East 500 South

Ignite Cardiff – 12/3/2008

Soda Bar, 7/10 Mill Lane

Ignite Baltimore just happened on the 16th of October.

You can see Ignite Seattle talks from February on YouTube. If you are interested in doing your own Ignite check out the Ignite community site and read the HowTo