Here’s a cool way to find out new stuff fast. I stumbled on Ignite recently it goes global—from March 1-5, 2010, with 50 Ignites in cities around the world. Best of all, Ignite is also happening in Wellington. Bit short notice to jack it up but what about 2011 Auckland?
Upwards of 10,000 entrepreneurs, technologists, DIYers, creative professionals, and enthusiastic knowledge-seekers will gather for an evening that is a unique blend of networking, information, and fun, encapsulated in the Ignite motto: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”
Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global—Ignite is 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. Run by local volunteers who are connected through the global Ignite network, 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
Talks are exactly five minutes long, Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds.
Local Ignites will stream live video during the event, and those videos will be archived on the new Ignite video site that is being launched in conjunction with the event. At least 500 five-minute session videos will be available on the new site when it debuts. See the link above.
Any cityhopper in Wellingotn interested in igniting the cause for car share? Let us know.
Meanwhile tell us what ignites you!