27 January, 2011 § 1 Comment
Ignite Lansing is a fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people with an idea and the guts to get onstage to share with their hometown crowd.
The first Ignite that I attended was held at the old Temple Club in Old Town. Since I attended my first Ignite, I thought it would be cool to have an Ignite at work. I launched the first Ignite at TechSmith in March 2010, and since then we’ve had three more.
I’m always excited to hear where the organizers have picked to hold Ignite Lansing.
So far the locations have included:
- The East Lansing Technology Innovation Center in downtown East Lansing
- The Temple Club in Old Town, Lansing
- Knapps Office Center in downtown Lansing
I know I already mentioned that this year’s event will be held at the airport, but it’s not going to be held in the airport. Ignite Lansing 4.0 will be held in one of the airport hangars! Too cool.
Let me know if you’re attending. It should be a great time!
5 November, 2010 § 2 Comments
Ignite is a really cool format for presentations, where presenters get five minutes to share their passion on a stage. We’ve been running our own internal Ignite presentations at TechSmith since March 2010. In total, we have had three Ignite TechSmith presentations, featuring over 25 presenters.
I put together this video to give some more background on the event. The end of the video features one of the presentations.
Technology used: To make the video above, I used a Flip camera and Windows Movie Maker. For the Ignite presentation portion, we used Camtasia Relay for the screen recording, a Flip camera for the video of the presenter, and Camtasia Studio to get the picture-in-picture effect.
Have you ever attended an Ignite presentation before? What do you think? Could this be useful for your company?