Interesting choice that the dates of Global Ignite Week are identical to Social Media Week, also happening simultaneously in various cities around the globe. All week – February 7-11, 2011 – over 100 cities are hosting community-powered Ignite events attended by upwards of 12,000 technologists, entrepreneurs, DIYers, and creative professionals on at least six continents. Participating cities include Seattle, Boston, Phoenix, Mumbai, Manila, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Bristol, Sydney, and Wellington.
Global Ignite Week happens online as well as in person, making Ignite talks available to the whole world. Local Ignites will stream live video during their events, and then add those talks to the 1300+ five-minute videos archived on IgniteShow.com. In talks that are exactly five minutes long, Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds.