Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since then hundreds of 5 minute talks have been given across the world. There are thriving Ignite communities in Seattle, Portland, Paris, and NYC and it is an internationally recognised format for producing dynamic, high energy and engaging presentations, with topics as wide ranging as “How to produce a low-budget horror movie”, “Did today’s architecture cause the financial crisis” and “How to use public transport without going mad”.
But the craze has not yet been brought to the UK… until now!
Ignite Cardiff is being held on Wednesday 3 December at Sodabar in Cardiff City Centre, and will start at 6:30pm: if you want to take part or would just like some more information visit http://www.cardiffwebscene.com or http://www.noccinet.com. Entry is FREE and you don’t need a ticket to attend.
Interested in taking part?
The format is simple:
come up with a subject that you’re passionate about, it can be on any topic (it doesn’t have to be creative, cultural or web related), it can be serious or fun – the only rule is that you can’t talk about yourself, your company or one of your projects.
Then visit http://www.cardiffwebscene.com to sign up (or just send an email to [email protected] telling us who you are and what you want to talk about).
If you are selected you’ll be sent the Ignite PowerPoint template. Presentations should be 20 slides in total with each slide lasting 15 seconds.
It’s not a contest, it’s just for fun, but don’t miss your chance to take part.
All applications need to be received by Friday 14 November and the selected speakers will be notified by Tuesday 18 November. Final presentations need to be submitted by Monday 1 December. It’s free to enter so what have you got to lose?!
The Ignite community is sponsored by O’Reilly – We really hope to see you there!
Official Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=40343413831&ref=nf
Added by spxdcz on October 24, 2008