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Ignite: Enlighten Us, But Make it Quick

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? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’re going to find out at Ignite, a fun evening of “speed presentations” given by people like you.

Happening Monday evening, March 28, this will be a high-energy, fast-paced event, hosted by Program Chair Brady Forrest. If you can’t picture what it would be like, watch some videos at igniteshow.com or check out Scott Berkun’s session,
How and Why to Give an Ignite Talk.

Please note: You must be at least 21 years of age or older attend Ignite. Government issued ID will be required at the door for age verification. Sorry, no exceptions.

Here’s a schedule for the evening:

6:30pm – Doors open to Web 2.0 Expo attendees

7:00pm – Doors open to everyone

8:00pm – Ignite Talks

9:00pm – More Drinking

And the speakers in random order:

Emily Goligoski – How Yoga Made Me A Better Business Person

Anselm Hook – Dance Dance Brainy

Luca Sartoni – Symbolic Violence and Social Media

Francis Potter – Looking for Aliens on my Android Tablet

Gene Becker – Hijacking the Here and Now: Adventures in Augmented Reality

MeiMei Fox – Shut the F*ck Up

Peter Meyers – In Search of Beautiful (Digital) Documents: Some Early Lessons from My Hunt for “Reading Experience” Design Treasures

Sarah Milstein – Predictably Irrational: The Story of Phobias, Rubber Snakes and Free-Range Chickens

Leila Chirayath Janah – Future of Work

Dana Zemack – Megashark and a Pie-Bearing Tree: Our Life in Stick Figures

Dan Schulman – Corporate Rehab

Chris Tolles

Alexia Tsosis

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Aaron Friedman
03/28/2011 8:38am PDT

See you there!

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Mark J. Levitt
03/28/2011 3:10am PDT

@Taki, thx for catching! Fixed!

Taqi Rizvi
03/28/2011 3:02am PDT

404 on “watch some videos at igniteshow.com”

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Suzan Hixon
03/26/2011 7:25am PDT

Can’t wait for this event!

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Christian Cabuay
03/23/2011 2:36am PDT

Looking forward to “MeiMei Fox – Shut the F*ck Up”

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Kristen Jacoby
03/11/2011 1:45am PST

This sounds interesting! I’m excited to see what attendees will present.

Glen Arndt
03/03/2011 5:45am PST

What is the process for submitting Ignite presentations for consideration? When?

Stephanie Kaul
03/03/2011 1:07am PST

What a great idea – just now seeing it. Any chance we can still get in/sign up?

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Allison Gillespie
02/02/2011 1:26am PST

Hi Laura – This is event is open to all Web 2.0 Expo attendees with a badge, but you must be registered for the conference to attend. Hope to see you there!

Laura Espiau
01/31/2011 11:17pm PST

Hello! We will be in San Francisco from 27th March to 1st April with a delegation of ICT companies from Barcelona (Spain). How can we join this event? Thanks and kind regards, Laura

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