Ignite Phoenix is an information exchange aimed at fostering and inspiring Phoenix’s creative community. Presenters get 5 minutes and 20 slides to talk about anything they are passionate about. Send in your presentation or just show up and have a fun time. The Presentations
Up to 20 slides (if you want them), and 5 minutes is all you get. Not a second more. The presenters will need to get to the point quickly, and make it exciting and engaging.
Topics are welcome on anything that other people will find interesting. That’s a wide criteria and that’s just fine. If the most interesting submissions end up being technical, then Ignite will have a technical feel. Ideally there will be a wide mix of topics, so if you’re not interested in one thing all you have to do is wait for 5 minutes and a new one will start. The Process
Once the date and location are set, you can submit your talk idea online. At this stage all you need is an abstract of who you are and what your talk will be about. You do not need to have your slides ready yet.
About two weeks prior to the event submissions will close and the final 15 or so presentations will be selected. Selection will be by a panel and based on whatever looks like it will make the most well rounded session.
Once presenters are notified they will have one week to get their presentation together and submitted for inclusion into the final material. The Event
The general schedule on the night of the event will be:
6:00pm - Doors open, meet & greet, opening comments 6:30pm - First half of the presenters go, back to back, with no commercial interruptions! 7:15pm - Break & networking. Talk to the first half presenters, ask them questions, mingle. 7:45pm - Second half of the presenters go, just as action-packed as the first half. 8:30pm - Final announcements and more networking time. Possibly bring back up some presenters for questions. 9:00pm - Event ends, or more likely moves to a nearby bar.
During it all we expect a lot of audience interaction, back-channel Twittering, and maybe some giveaways. The Aftermath
First will be resting. Then videos of all the presentations go up on Blip.TV, and the slide decks go up on Ignite Phoenix for people to view. We also start taking feedback on how it went and decide if we’re doing another. The Point Of It All
If Ignite Phoenix succeeds then participants will have:
Learned something new about what’s going on in and around Phoenix. Met new people and made new personal or professional connections. * Had fun!
If you want to attend, present, or just help out let us know!
Jeff Moriarty & Roger Williams