What is Ignite Dallas?
Five minutes, 20 slides. What would you say? At Ignite Dallas, 16 artists, technologists, thinkers, and personalities will take the stage to answer this challenge.
To spark new conversations and collaborations across cultures and disciplines throughout the city of Dallas with fast-paced, bite-sized presentations. It’s a great opportunity to meet smart, interesting people (if we do say so ourselves) and maybe even learn something.
Learn more at IgniteDallas.org or Twitter
Dave Curlee Media
What is Ignite? It was started by Brady Forrest, Technology Evangelist for O'Reilly Media, and Bre Pettis of Etsy.com, formerly of MAKE Magazine. Ignite was inspired by Pecha Kucha Nights, where speakers are given 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds, giving each speaker 6 minutes and 40 seconds of fame. 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. In 2010, Dallas will be joining the ranks and I hope you will lead the way.