For the second year, the Internet Research conference will offer the opportunity to present short, five minute talks in rapid succession. Presenters provide a deck of twenty slides, which will auto-advance each fifteen seconds. Details on the session maybe found at the conference website. Because talks are intended to be of the moment, the submission deadline is much later than for papers: 15 August 2012.
Like pecha-kucha, Ignite is formed around a formalism: you must create a “deck” of 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. This represents a radical departure from the traditional paper presentation, and is focused on telling an enlightening story, making an argument, and inciting an audience to come to your way of thinking and action. Keep the logos, but add pathos: humor, wit, rhetorical (and physical) stunts are encouraged. It’s academic stand-up. The Ignite format of talks started in Seattle, but by now there are thousands of people who have given them.
Many of these can be found here: http://igniteshow.com/
You might also take a look at: http://www.speakerconfessions.com/2009/06/how-to-give-a-great-ignite-talk/
Some things to note:
- You may propose an Ignite-IR talk even if you already have a paper accepted–it does not count against your presentation cap.
- While it can be related to a later research talk, it should not be a “preview”–the Ignite-IR talk should stand on its own.
To submit a proposal, please go to http://bit.ly/igniteir13 .