On Thursday, April 19, the Egyptian Theatre will host one of the most popular events in the city, one in which presenters can dish on any topic that tickles their fancy. The rules are simple: 20 slides, five minutes and presenters can't sell anything.
Soon after the crowd takes its seats for the eighth installment, an Ignite veteran will kick the evening off: 12-year-old Mia McLenna, aka @ionchild on Twitter. McLenna will break it down during "the 101," which gives the audience a basic overview on how the night will play out. At Ignite Boise 5, McLenna became the second-youngest presenter with tales of her clay monsters' activities while she's at school.
Other presenters include Brook Oswald on sharing the road with cyclists, Tim Milburn giving a lowdown on how not to use the four-way stop like a moron and Amy Pence-Brown will help you learn to accept the big ass. Local author Alan Heathcock and interior designer Kirsten Grove will present as well, bringing the total to 15 brave souls who will take center stage. The evening is all about communication and community and to that end, cellphone use is encouraged to join the conversation in the Twittersphere, hashtag #IB8.