IGNITE Windsor

by tomlucier on December 27, 2010

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Ignite is a high-energy evening bringing people who have an idea together to share stories and have fun. A 5 minute presentation is all you need to get your message out there. And it’s coming to Windsor…Phog to be more specific.

Allison Prieur is an inspired…fired-up gal in Windsor that is trying to cook something interesting up in this city…and I know it will be a huge success. We’re lucky to have someone like her in Windsor, making this kind of effort. We need to respond. We owe it to her. She put this list together, so you can participate. Beat that public-speaking-demon, or express a story you’ve been wanting to tell in a unique way for years. Here’s how.

What You Need:

A 5 minute presentation on a topic you are passionate about and 20 slides. The slides will advance automatically every 15 seconds. For ideas on why and how to do an Ignite presentation, check out this video by Scott Berkun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRa1IPkBFbg).

Why?

It’s a great way to tell a story you’ve always wanted to tell. Have you gone on a trip that you think people would be interested in? Do you work on a project you wish people knew more about? Are you convinced that people would love your favourite game if they gave it a chance? Now you can talk to a captive audience.

Where & When?

Phog Lounge, 157 University Avenue West, Windsor

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 (during Global Ignite Week)
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Presentations begin at 8:00 PM

To Get Involved:

Send your idea and a blurb about yourself to Allison at ignitewindsor@gmail.com by Monday, January 17. We’ll let you know by Friday, January 21 if you’ve been selected to present. Then you’ll send your presentation slides in by Wednesday, February 2.

For More Information:

Contact Allison at ignitewindsor@gmail.com or check out the Ignite website (http://ignite.oreilly.com/) for videos, info and other cities doing Ignites.

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pina 12.27.10 at 4:15 pm

adriano and i had a chance to attend ignite detroit this past year and it was amazing. such energy and enthusiasm! can’t wait for ignite windsor!

Steven 12.28.10 at 9:43 am

Awesome!! This is a great way to kick off the year for the city!

Allison 12.28.10 at 12:00 pm

Thanks for the kind words, Tom! I know this is going to be a great event. Very much looking forward to it!

Cairenn 01.18.11 at 8:48 pm

Attended *IGNITE in Stratford ON recently – *I*WANT*MORE*

Viola 03.23.11 at 11:51 am

This sounds like a great event. We are organizing a similar event with a bunch of policy wonks in Toronto – interested to know how it went. Do you have any videos or pictures from the event?

tomlucier 03.28.11 at 9:08 pm

It was really fun, but I think the key to make it very enjoyable is to link up with another city and live-stream each others’ speakers. Make them work with one another.

There is some video somewhere…so I’ll try to track some down and post it.

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