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Ignite Philly 3

igniteIgnite Philly 3
Saturday May 2, 2009
Doors open at 7pm
Presentations start at 8pm

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

On Saturday May 2nd, 2009 IgnitePhilly returns to Johnny Brenda’s for its third night of entertaining and inspiring talks. Free and open to anyone over 21.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Program starts at 8 p.m. with a special pre-Ignite Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament hosted by Philadelphia RPS City League.

Part of a worldwide network that entertains and educates people in short bursts, Ignite Philly is our way to highlight great ideas coming to life here in Philadelphia. Each presenter is on stage for a total of 5 minutes (20 slides, at 15 seconds each slide). These talks are a ’spark’ if you will, lightening fast, they tend to catch people & conversations in the crossfire.

IgnitePhilly continues to be a hot spot of creative energy sparked by local speakers who are passionate about design, technology, open source culture, environmental issues, DIY projects, and community building. The line up of artists, scientists, entertainers, and world changers will light up the stage, 5 minutes at a time.

Ben Kessler of Unbreaded
Andrew Rosenthal of Happier
Rob Sandie of Viddler
Dr. Greg Wilder of Orpheus Media Research
Andrea Gingerich & Bob Cocozza of Philadelphia Grid Project
Jonathan Adams & Jen Doebler – Smarter Power
Johnny Bilotta & Dave Martorana Two Guys on Beer
Jenny Sabin & Peter Lloyd Jones of LabStudio
Michael Froehlich of West Philly Tool Library
Molly Wright Steenson of Girl Wonder
Jacob Gray of GoodCompany Ventures
Chris Jurney of Relic Games
Blake Jennell of Anthillz
Kendra Gaeta of Move To Philly
Jenny Deller of Future Weather
Beth Warshaw-Duncan of Girls Rock Philly
Rebecca Fiebrink – Laptop Orchestra
Scott Edward Anderson of Green Skeptic
Jamie Salm Mio Design

Ignite is a rapid style of presentation where speakers have only five minutes to talk about a passionate subject. Each presenter is accompanied by 20 slides advancing automatically every 15 seconds. Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since then 100s of 5 minute talks have been given across the world. Each Ignite is independently organized on a local level and there are thriving Ignite communities in Seattle, Portland, Paris, and NYC.

Ignite Philly is organized by:
Geoff DiMasi of P’unk Avenue and the Junto
Roz Duffy of Barcamp Philly & Refresh Philly
David Clayton of the Klein Art Gallery
Far McKon of Hackerspaces.org
Vanja Buvac of The Hacktory and MakePhilly