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: