About Ignite

If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds?

Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

It’s your Ignite, too!

Published on January 20, 2009

Since Ignite is a community event, we want YOU to help us decide what our first Ignite Bend will be like. It doesn’t matter who you are… if it will be your first Ignite or your fifth… if your organization is sponsoring the event… if you submitted a proposal… even whether you plan to attend the event… YOU are invited to help us out at the…

Ignite Bend 1 Speaker Selection Vote
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at noon
tbd loft, 55 NW Minnesota St, Bend, OR

Here’s how it will work! We’ll have copies of the presentation proposals available, but we encourage you to check them out ahead of time (here). Everyone will be given a ballot with SEVEN** slots. Fill out your ballot with your favorite proposal at the top and continue on down the list. Heck, you can even vote for your OWN proposal if you want (and… you should!). If you have a question about a presentation, side conversations are OK. If the presenter is at the meeting you are welcome to ask them more about their idea. If someone left a comment about the topic on our website we’ll let you see those, too. And if you don’t have time to spend you are welcome to just fill out your ballot and go on your way!

After the ballots are collected we’ll assign points – the first choice on each ballot will get 7 points, second choice will get 6 points, and so on down the list. We’ll tally up the points from all the ballots and the presentations with the highest seven scores will be the ones selected to present at Ignite Bend 1 (the remainder will be alternates).

Want to help out? GREAT! We’d appreciate a quick RSVP here or there so that we know how many people to expect… thanks!

**I thought there would be EIGHT presentations at Ignite Bend 1? Why do I only get to vote for SEVEN? Because traditionally, the first presentation at every Ignite is “What is Ignite?” and we are choosing to follow this tradition.

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