Well, I am now a resident of Carrboro, North Carolina (near Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Durham). So, I feel that it is my duty to also promote other awesome events in my new area and not just events in Richmond.
Here’s the scoop: [all of the following information is from the IGNITEraleigh website.]
Ignite events were originally conceived as technology variety shows, but they have grown into much more than that. Ignite is about ideas. Ideas can change the world. And it takes less than five minutes to spread one.
Each presenter gets five minutes on stage with 20 slides that rotate automatically after 15 seconds Around the world communities have been coming together to share their ideas.
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. Now we’re hosting an Ignite event in Raleigh, NC.
For more about Ignite events see http://ignite.oreilly.com
To see examples of past Ignite events see Ignite Portland http://www.igniteportland.com and Ignite Boulderhttp://igniteboulder.com. And here’s a post about 12 Lessons in Entrepreneurship that was presented at an Ignite event.
So. Check it out. 5 Minutes. 20 slides. What will happen?