Please upload a 1 page proposal for the 4th Ignite Application on April 13th, to kick off the 5th Annual Missoula Barcamp.

The format is half the fun with Ignite speakers allowed 5 minutes for 20 slides that auto-forward every 15 seconds, whether they're ready or not. Organized by volunteers in the local geek community and presented free of charge to their communities, Ignite talks range from "How to Start Running When You HATE to Exercise" to "What does it mean to BE THE VILLAGE?" to "How Poetry will save the world". They can be informative, humorous, engaging, challenging, moving and a host of other adjectives but, above all, they are a way to convey a message to a responsive audience. What's your passion?

Ignite events were originally conceived as technology variety shows, but they have grown into communities. Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest, Reilly conference chair and technology writer, and Bre Pettis, entrepreneur. Since then hundreds of 5 minute talks have been given across the world. There are thriving Ignite communities in Seattle, Boulder, Portland, Paris, and NYC. Ignite Missoula is the first Ignite community in Montana.