Have you ever been to an Ignite event? They’re fascinating. Presenters get five minutes with 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Topic? Whatever you want (very much like Trampoline Hall in that respect). Here’s the official description:

Ignite! captures the best of geek culture in a series of five-minute speed presentations on topics ranging from The Best Way to Buy a Car to Hacking Chocolate. Imagine that you’re on stage in front of an audience of hundreds of people, doing a five-minute presentation using a slide deck that auto-forwards every 15 seconds, whether you’re ready or not. What would you do? What would you say? Could you stand the pressure? We’re ready to see what Toronto has to say!

Organizers Michele Perras and Peter Horvath have set the date for the first Toronto Ignite as August 25th, and they’ve clearly done a great job – the event is sold out!

So here’s the catch: I’ve been invited to present (on any topic I want). What do you think I should talk about?


  1. Bruce

    Lightning storms! (either literally — last night should provide something to talk about — or use it as a metaphor for how fast word gets around about anything and everything that happens these days and what that measn for business, social life, etc.)

  2. Maggie Fox Author

    @thomas I am NOT talking about cricket!

  3. Myles Tonnies

    The changing economic landscape of the web. Why advertising will still be relevant when a growing of number of web applications and social media sites become paid for services.

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