Ignite is a free event celebrated in more than 100 cities around the world and, for the first time, it arrives to Barcelona on March 24. The event consists of ultra-fast talks organised by volunteers, in which the participants speak about their passions following a specific format: five minutes supported by 20 slides programmed to change every 15 seconds.
The speakers are free to choose the topics of their presentations. There's no underlying theme to the event. The scale of the universe, the colour blue, spicy chilli... are some of the unique contents of Ignite Barcelona.
The philosophy behind Ignite Barcelona is that we all are interesting and, therefore, that everyone has peculiar passions and histories to tell. Anyone can climb on the Ignite stage. As long as they follow two simple rules: no self-promotion and no talks about emotional intelligence, any topic is welcome.
In this edition, there will be 10 speakers that will speak in two 30-min blocks with a 30-min break in between. During the break, the audience will be able to take part in games like the "Ignite karaoke", in which they can be Igniters for a minute and a half by improvising a speech over 6 slides they will never have seen. The topics of the speeches will be varied, from the scale of the universe to the colour blue, spicy chilli, Couchsurfing, history of cocktails...
Ignite was born in Seattle in 2006, and from then it has spread to over 100 cities around the world... and now it's coming to Barcelona. The first Ignite Barcelona will take place next Tuesday March 24 at 7:30PM in the Antiga Fàbrica d’Estrella Damm (C/ Rosselló 515). A free event open to everyone. To attend, you only need to register on the Ignite website (www.ignitebcn.es).