Ever feel like a great idea comes to you, but it's six months past the conference proposal deadline? Or you're completely inspired by a new tool and you want to share it RIGHT NOW? Or maybe you just have a great ed tech story to share? Welcome to ISTE Ignite, where you have 5 minutes and 20 images to tell your story, share your tool, and inspire an audience of your peers!
Ignite is a fast-paced geek event started by Brady Forrest (Technology Evangelist for O'Reilly Media) and Bre Pettis (of Makerbot.com, formerly of MAKE Magazine). Speakers use 20 slides, rotated automatically and each shown for 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes of fame. The first Ignite took place in Seattle in 2006, and since then the event has become an international phenomenon, with gatherings in Helsinki, Paris, New York and many other locations. We're thrilled to be bringing the format to the ISTE conference in 2012!
ISTE 2012 will have two, one-hour ISTE Ignite sessions with 10 presenters for each session. The day/time for the two sessions are Monday, 8:30–9:30 am and Tuesday, 3:45–4:45 pm.
ISTE Ignite presenters will share what ignites their passions with the ISTE audience on the theme of "expanding horizons for learners"—this could be a professional practice from the classroom, excitement about a new tool that will spark creativity for their students, or a personal story of student engagement. The presentations are meant to ignite ISTE attendees by generating awareness and stimulating thought and action.
Submissions are now closed, but check back here at the end of the month to see who has been selected!