Ignite is a high-energy evening giving voice to the ideas and insights of Colorado’s brightest, most creative, and most influential people. By bringing together such a diverse group of people we hope to create new connections and inspire action for our community. This action will take many forms, and each will help move Colorado towards a brighter future. Ignite is a night of presentations with a twist. Each presenter has only 5 minutes and 20 slides advancing automatically to make their point. Speakers must get to the point quickly and succinctly, providing the audience with a hint of the scope of their projects, initiatives, and visions.
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Ignite is a fast-paced geek event started by Brady Forrest, Technology Evangelist for O’Reilly Media, and Bre Pettis of Makerbot.com, formerly of MAKE Magazine. Speakers are given 20 slides, each shown for 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes to present on something they are passionate about. The first Ignite took place in Seattle in 2006, and since then the event has become an international phenomenon, with gatherings in Helsinki, Finland; Paris, France; New York, New York; and many other locations.