Submit Your Application for Ignite at DrupalCon Chicago!

Ignite is a fast-paced, fun, presentation style that educates and entertains. This year Ignite is coming to DrupalCon Chicago! Eight presenters will be selected to offer their talks on the Day Stage on Tuesday, March 8, from 4:30-5:30pm.

Ignite talks give you the opportunity to share your fascinations and passions with the Drupal community. But, there's a catch: you are strictly limited to five minutes, and twenty slides, which advance automatically every 15 seconds.

If you've got a passion that you can't wait to share, check out this video, and then submit an application by February 21! Suitable topics include anything that may be of interest to the Drupal community and is not strictly limited to Drupal related material. Do you have a fabulous productivity philosophy to share? Perhaps some tech tips for splitting apart graphic files to make theming easier? Or maybe you'd like to tell others about personal health tips for coders? As long as you can do it in 5 minutes and 20 slides, submit your topic.

Ignite DrupalCon: enlighten us, but make it quick!

DrupalCon Chicago Ignite Details

  • February 21: Ignite Application Deadline
  • February 28: Ignite Applicants Notified
  • March 6: Ignite Presentation Slides Due

About Ignite

Ignite is a style of presentation inspired by Pecha Kucha where:

  • Participants have five minutes to speak on a subject, accompanied by 20 slides.
  • Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds.
  • Slides are automatically advanced.
  • Speakers do not have notes.
  • Ignite is not a five-minute sales pitch.

Some Ignite History

The first Ignite event was held in 2006 in Seattle, Washington, sponsored by O'Reilly and MAKE. O'Reilly has continued to support Ignite but each Ignite is independently organized at the local level. Ignite events take place in hundreds of cities each year, you can view videos of some of the best Ignite talks at You can also subscribe to the Ignite Podcast on iTunes. Global Ignite Week will be February 7-11, 2011 with events in over 100 cities!


Oh fun!

I actually built in Drupal for O'Reilly. It will be cool to see Drupal Ignite presentations on a Drupal site, LOL.

Excellent idea, Greg - I look

Excellent idea, Greg - I look forward to seeing who steps up!

amazing inclusion!

This is an amazing initiative - Planning to jump in!

Sound Idea - Will give a attempt

I will certainly,absolutely will give a shot :)

Drupal and Ignite meet at last!

Super excited to see Drupal and Ignite meet.

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