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.
The first Ignite in Ann Arbor was held in June 2009 at The Neutral Zone, and drew an audience of around 200. Ignite 2 was held at Blau Auditorium in November 2009 and drew an audience of around 400, including Dale Dougherty from Make Magazine who announced Maker Faire Detroit. Ignite 3 was held at Blau in March 2010, and drew an audience of around 400. Ignite 4 is being held at Blau on Oct 12 2010.
Ignite Ann Arbor 8 will be Sunday Nov 17th at 7pm at the Ross School of Business.
Register Now! It’s free to attend!
EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE A TURRET TO CREATE A DEFENSIVE PLATFORM OR A LOCATION FOR RAPUNZEL TO LET DOWN HER HAIR
Gyll Stanford –
What is an artist book? . . . and why I can’t tell you
Annette Haines –
Not Your Grand-Daddy’s Conlang
Ed Cormany – @ecormany
Yes I can… the right answer to most questions.
Chuck Bultman –
Artist in the Wilderness
Leslie Sobel –
A Free Market for Michigan Tech Talent?
David Blanchard –
Do It Together: Community Bicycle Repair in Ann Arbor
Benjamin Schultz – @common_cycle
How I Lost My Cynicism Without Losing My F*cking Edge
Jensie Wight Simkins – @jensie_simkins
Elementary Students Generate Clean, Renewable Electricity from Junk
George Albercook – @albercook
Your Devil, or Deity (if you have one), might be in the Small Data
Jackie Cohen – @jczetta
It Wasn’t My Fault!
David Bloom – @factotem
Confessions of an Elder-in-Training
Jeanne Mackey –
Life as a Digital Nomad
David Sickmiller – @davidsickmiller
The Terawatt Problem or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sun
Steven Sherman –
The Cat Lady Learns to Fly
Elizabeth Skene – @elizabethskene
Make Your Own Booze (without Going Blind)
David Erik Nelson – @SquiDaveo
For more information and to sign up visit http://www.igniteannarbor.com/