Submit a Talk to Ignite Los Angeles! (for next time)


Monday, June 7, 2010 7:30pm
V Lounge, Santa Monica

5 Minutes. 20 Slides. 15 Seconds per Slide.

Speakers get only 5 minutes to give an amazing, inspiring talk. In LA, there are tons of different communities at the intersection of tech, academia, art, green/sustainability, entertainment, unique lifestyle design, entrepreneurship, digital/collaborative media, and social action that don't know each other but should. Think of Ignite as a set of trailers for exciting projects people are doing that you should know about.

At other Ignites, talks have included:
- Cyborg Anthropology
- The Secret Underground World of Lego
- How to Buy a Car
- Hacking Chocolate

Previous Ignite/LA talks can be viewed at including:

- The Making of the Ok Go Rube Goldberg machine (over 42,000 views so far on our global Ignite YouTube channel)

- Tech & Humanitarianism: Crisis Commons

- The Future of Money

Details & Schedule

The event is FREE. We're hosting it at V Lounge on June 7:

-> 7:30pm Hang out, V lounge will have drink specials

-> 8:30pm-9:45 Ignite talks

-> Feel free to hang out afterwards

While the event is free, you are responsible for paying for your own food/drinks from V Lounge if you want 'em. There is a decent amount of street parking in the neighborhood if you're early. On the late side, V Lounge has valet; we haven't finalized, but believe they may be able to get us a discounted rate of $5.

V Lounge
2020 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5608

Please register at

Organizers and Sponsors
This event was organized by Dan Gould (@dgould), Michael Liskin (@rhetor), Heathervescent (@heathervescent), and

Co-sponsor Social Animal ( is managing production--and will put the talks on the YouTube.

Talks for next time

If you're working on an interesting project, have an unusual skill, or just some interest that would be fun to share with everyone, please submit a proposal here. We are trying to mix all sorts of topics, so tell us what you're up to that's interesting. Please forward this to others who we should have talk as well. Submissions are open to everyone; we'd like to spread far beyond our traditional technology base.

The submission consists of a title and short summary of the topic. We will notify selected speakers and send them further details about the requirements for their PPT or Keynote slides. Presentations consists of 20 ppt slides which will be played on 15-second auto-advance (on rare occasions, we're willing to make exceptions to the format; please contact us after you're selected if you require this). Final slides must be submitted by June 4 for current speakers.

Please watch some of the talks on to get a sense of the format.

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