Tuesday, May 29th at 7 pm
170 Northeast 38th Street
Miami, Florida 33137
If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say to Miami? What if you only had 20 slides and they rotated automatically every 15 seconds?
16 artists, technologists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers will answer this challenge at the first Ignite Miami.
If you’re working on an interesting project, have an unusual skill, or just some interest that would be fun to share with everyone, please submit a proposal. We are trying to mix all sorts of topics, so tell us what you’re up to that’s interesting.
This is the first Ignite Miami, part of an international series to Ignite our Community
Enlighten us, but make it quick!
Submissions due May 6th
Click here to submit your proposal online.
Please forward this to others who we should have talk as well. Submissions are open to everyone; we’d like to spread far beyond our traditional technology base.
If you don’t have anything yourself, please share this link and attend Ignite Miami, it’s sure to be an electrifying evening!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2012
Call for Entries for first official Ignite Miami event
You have five minutes on stage. Share your passion with Miami.
Ignite Miami announces the call for entries for Miami’s first official Ignite event. Proposals can be submitted at IgniteMiami.com/submit-talk/. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 6, 2012.
Share your passion with the crowd. Ignite presentations can be about anything, but take into consideration the Ignite format: Each participant will have five minutes on stage to give a 20-slide presentation, which advance every 15 seconds automatically.
Ignite Miami is part of the global Ignite movement. Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local and
global – Ignite is all of these and more. It’s a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have and idea and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.
The event will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Stage in Miami, Fla. The event is free, but attendees must RSVP at IgniteMiami.com/attend/. The Stage is a 21 and up venue.
Please do not RSVP for Ignite Miami if you are under 21.
For more information, visit IgniteMiami.com. Follow @Ignite_Miami on Twitter for updates. Ignite Miami is organized by Alex de Carvalho, Janie Coffey and Lori Todd. Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ignite got its start in Seattle in December 2006 as a personal project of O’Reilly Media’s Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. They dreamed up an event where people could share their ideas over beer, and sent word out through their network. On December 7, two hundred Seattle geeks looking for “a fun night of geekery and networking” squeezed into a bar on Capitol Hill. They found beer, but so much more. First up, a friendly but intense competition to build the sturdiest popsicle-stick bridge. Then 25 intrepid locals took a turn on the stage for their five-minute Ignite talks. The consensus was that it was a blast. Word got out, and other communities wanted Ignite in their cities. Brady and Bre turned the event over to O’Reilly, and nearly 200 Ignites have been held, about half of them in the past year.
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