by Andrew Crisp
The Ignite Boise folks are calling for more submissions for the April 19 Ignite Boise 8. The event is simple: Speakers are given five minutes and 20 slides to present their idea to an audience, commercial-free and without notes.
It's best to submit your idea without considering stage fright, because becoming part of the Ignite alumni of presenters nets you more than a T-shirt, you get a huge community launchpad for your idea. Past topics have included a presentation on giving "the birds and the bees" talk, a tribute to beards, grammar Nazism, and sustainable living in a home the size of a large closet.
The best part about attending an Ignite Boise event is the phone policy: Smartphone use is encouraged because the event ports into Twitter with a hashtag that, when used, puts your message up on the screen. In between presentations by local folks just like you, the event fosters a broader community dialogue by using social media to dish about the presenter's ideas.
Act now for your chance to regale an audience full of Boiseans itching to hear new ideas: igniteboise.com