Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ignite Salem

Have you heard of these Ignite events? For the last couple of months the term has been cropping up and sticking in my consciousness. This means, more than likely, that it's been cropping up a lot longer than that and I'm just now finally becoming aware of it. I have been intrigued by the mentions, but I didn't really know what it was all about. Well, lifted wholesale from the Ignite web site, here's their explanation of what they are:

If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers.

Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since then 100s of 5 minute talks have been given across the world. There are thriving Ignite communities in Seattle, Portland, Paris, and NYC.

Seems straight forward enough, huh? 

Not to be outdone by the lies of NYC, Paris and Portland, my wee hometown of Salem, Oregon is hosting its first Ignite event on the 18th. Which, it occurs to me, is next week. This matters because I'm going to be one of the speakers and I'd better figure out what I'm going to say and what slides I need. Pardon me while I panic.

Back now. It'll all be fine.

Anyway, here are the details for the event:

Northern Lights 
3893 Commercial St. 
Salem OR 

8:30 - 10

And if you go here you can reserve your (FREE) tickets.

If you're in town that night, I'd love to see you there.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

This sounds like a fun event. Wish I could attend, but I'll be away at my next MFA residency. Good luck to you!