The first time I went to Ignite was at the Science Gallery in Dublin last year. It turned out to be my favorite event in Ireland hands down. There were really cool people talking on stage for 5 minutes about wicked topics, and best of all was the atmosphere chilled and relaxed. The format was so prone to have interesting discussions with new people around you. I’m incredibly excited to bring this event to 091labs and gather as many interesting people as possible.
Ignite has spread has spread like wildfire across over 200 cities worldwide being a springboard for local movers and shakers who accept the challenge as encapsulated by the Ignite motto: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”
Speakers have 5 minutes to get their idea across – with twenty slides which revolve every 15 seconds on the screen. There’s no time for waffle. You get up there and tell your tale. We will set up a cool loungy environment with LOADS of bean bags, and some cool technology that will everyone on the day.
This is the list of local smart speakers:
Mark Conguista from Cisco’s R&D labs will be showing the West why some say he’s the Tommy Tiernan of stand-up brain blasting.
Naoise Nunn on Leviathan and Mindfield
Ina O’Murchu (socialbits.net) on a barmy mix of campness and fashion
Gavin Duffy (realsim.ie) on 3D Galway
Jack Kinsella (hiredhelp.ie) on Bolivia
Sarah O’Toole (actress-director) on all things theatrical
Mark Grealish (091labs-photographer/hacker) on the myth of privacy
Barry Coughlan (091labs-hacker) on “citation needed: the information revolution”
Maria Gallo (NUIG researcher) on why graduates should not sever ties with the alumni
Michael Hogan (NUIG researcher) on spirituality and systems
Eric van Lente (NUIG researcher) on the Defensive Self
Gerald Glynn (activist-scientist) on PI and the golden ratio
Nina O’Brien (Stitch&Bitch) on a stich in time
Ellen Dudley (crowdscanner.com) on digesting sugar
So if you want to chill, talk, be inspired, meet cool people, discover local iconoclasts, or simply fancy a stimulating Friday night out; these talks are designed for you. Admission is a nominal €5 & free for 091labs members! This Friday at 8pm!!!!