Ignite Boise is a free event that gives 16 creative, passionate people the opportunity to present their burning idea to a crowd of roughly 750 in 5 minutes using 20 PowerPoint slides that automatically progress every 15 seconds. Ignite Boise is the hottest event around Idaho! The first event on 3/19/09 was a flawless success, and the next one in July will only be better. It is a whirlwind event that is more for fun and inspiration than any other purpose. Presentations are recorded and posted on YouTube for anyone to see after the event. Ignite events occur all over the world, from Portland, to Paris, to Bangalore. I thought Boise was ripe for an Ignite event, so I took it on as a side project. See us at igniteboise.com, and twitter.com/igniteboise.
- Use free web software to establish, promote, present, and post all aspects of the event, including Facebook, Twitter, OpenOffice, EventBrite, YouTube, Omnisio, WordPress, and Google Groups
- Sold 600 tickets
- Raised more than enough sponsorship money
- Arrange event details: venue, refreshments, A/V equipment, ticketing, raise funds, day-of execution, volunteers, etc.
- Build team of directors who share and augment the vision for the event