Ignite is a series of five-minute speed presentations on topics ranging from a giant interactive Rubik’s cube to how to be a refugee. You can watch them on or go to one of the live events on six continents.

Five hundred entrepreneurs, technologists, do-it-yourselfers, artists, farmers and creative professionals will present new ideas in cities from Anchorage to Casablanca March 1 -5, 2010.  Each presenter, no matter how talented, gets five minutes. The Ignite motto is “Enlighten us but do it quick.”

Presenters show 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Ten thousand people will watch in person. Some events will be streamed live, and online viewers will be able to chat using Facebook LiveStream.

The video library will continue to grow along with Ignite. Current favorites include “Causal inference is hard (or how I learned to stop worrying and love counterfactuals),” “What Makes the Greenest Cab?,” “Life’s Too Short To Eat Bad Food,” “The Secret Underground World ofof Lego,” “The Sanity Hacks of a Stay At Home Mom,” and “How to Play the Didgeridoo.”

Sponsors of Global Ignite Week and include: Bing, Facebook, DonorsChoose, Eventbrite, Foursquare, Lullabot, Mashable, and StickerGiant.

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