GIW Day One: Germany, Los Angeles, Savannah, Milwaukee and Manchester

Global Ignite Week (GIW) is kicking off today in Germany! From March 1-5 there will be >65 Ignite events happening around the world. Ignite is an opportunity for geeks to share their passions and ideas with local peers. Each speaker gets 20 slides that each auto-advance after 15 seconds for a total of just 5 minutes. The result is bite-size chunks of information that inform the crowd on new topics. There are lots of Ignite videos online.

Mashable has a fun piece with 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend an Ignite this week. Here are the Ignites that are happening today. The very first Ignite of the week will be in Germany and the day will end in LA:

Ignite Berlin

Ignite Frankfurt

Ignite LA

Ignite Manchester

Ignite Munich

Ignite Savannah

Ignite Milwaukee

Global Ignite Week is sponsored by Bing and Facebook (and supported by many others). You can find an Ignite near you or start your own.