Ignite Night Memphis
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)
Finally Ignite comes to Memphis! LaunchMemphis and MemphisConnect bring together local thought leaders for an informative and entertaining night of presentations aimed at bettering our community. A global phenomenon, Ignite nights are “a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd….Ignite is a force for raising the collective IQ and building connections in each city. And, via streaming and archived videos of local talks, local Ignites share all that knowledge and passion with the world.”
What Is Ignite?
Ignite is a fast-paced geek event started by Brady Forrest, Technology Evangelist for O'Reilly Media, and Bre Pettis of Makerbot.com, formerly of MAKE Magazine. Speakers are given 20 slides, each shown for 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes of fame. Ignite was partially inspired by Pecha Kucha Nights. The first Ignite took place in Seattle in 2006, and since then the event has become an international phenomenon, with gatherings in Helsinki, Finland; Paris, France; New York, New York; and many other locations.
Ignite has two parts: the Ignite contest, where people make things, and Ignite talks, where presenters get 20 slides and five minutes to make their point. You can opt to only have talks, but the contest is fun and can serve as a great warm-up for the talks.
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More info: http://www.launchmemphis.com/2010/09/16/ignite-night-memphis-october-12/
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