Jennifer Pahlka

Cross posting this from Radar, for Brady:

On the night before the Web 2.0 Expo NY Ignite is coming back to NYC! On September 15th we will have 10 Ignite speakers who each get just five minutes on stage. Bre Pettis, the co-creator of Ignite will be hosting a cupcake decorating contest. Ignite is going to be at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) where we are a guest of the New York Television Festival. They are providing us a ~400 person theatre and free beer (during the cupcake contest).

We are currently looking for speakers. If you have something geeky to share then submit a talk! Each speaker will get 20 slides that auto-advance after 15 seconds for a total of five-minutes. Put in your talk idea here. We will let people know by September 10th but submit early as selection is rolling.

If you plan on entering the cupcake decorating competition plan on bringing your own decorations. We will have some on-hand but if you are going to be the cupcake decorating champion of NYC then you’ll need to bring something unique. You will not be required to use our cupcakes; feel free to bring your own.

Here is a rough schedule for how the night will go.
7:15 Door & Bar opens
7:30 Cupcake Contest Begins
8:15 Cupcakes Contest Ends
8:45 Ignite Talks Begin

9:45 Ignite talks end; upstairs bar opens

RSVP at Upcoming or Facebook to give us an idea of how many people to expect (but you do not have to).

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After this Ignite the New York community will be taking on the event (though I will come back next summer to do some). They’re already put up a community site; Tikva Morowati is on point if you are interested in being involved.

If you don’t live in New York (or Seattle or Portland) or anywhere with an Ignite start your own! I urged people at Gnomedex last week and we will soon have new Ignites in Vancouver, Nashville, Dallas and DC (they’ll soon be joining all of those logos to the right). Check out our community site for more information.

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