Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Memphians Share Passions in Five Minutes

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 1:02 PM

At the city's second Ignite Memphis event tonight, 16 participants will deliver five-minute presentations on topics ranging from Memphis' tap water to the "dark side of social networking."

Each participant will deliver a Power Point presentation with 20 slides set to advance every 15 seconds. The Ignite series launched in Seattle several years ago as a "fast-paced geek event," and it's since spread to major cities across the country. LaunchMemphis and MemphisConnect joined forces to hold the first local Ignite event last October. Click here to read reporter Mary Cashiola's coverage of that event.

"Ignite 2" features talks by Opera Memphis director Ned Canty ("Opera Doesn't Suck"), artist Ian Lemmonds ("A Brief History of Lies"), Mark's Menus app founder Mark Dinstuhl ("“Entrepreneurs- Public Menace”), among others.

The event kicks off in the University Theater at Christian Brothers University from 6 to 9:30 p.m. For more, go here.

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