Ignite Boise 3: Proposals Due

Time is running out.

If you’ve been reading the Idaho Ad Agencies blog for any time, you know that we’ve covered the previous two Ignite Boise events.  And Ignite Boise 3 will be no exception.

But before we can tell you all about the event, you’ll have to do your part and submit your speaker proposal.

It’s not tough to do.  Just a short paragraph that covers what you’d like to speak about.  No slides are due at this point — just an idea.  If selected, then comes the work of putting together the full presentation.

But don’t wait.  Submissions for Ignite Boise 3 are due by 5:00pm on Friday, October 9th.

Quick Hits

Ignite Boise is today, and today is Ignite Boise Day.

Oliver Russell recently launched their redesigned website.

The Boise Centre on the Grove has a new identity as Boise Centre, courtesy of Rizen Creative.

George Parker is still gleefully ranting away on Adscam. (Personal aside, his latest book, The Ubiquitous Persuaders, in next in line on my reading list. More on that at a later date).

PARAGRAPH may have just found THE solution to fix the agency pitch process.

Ignite Boise 02

Stop what you’re doing and put this on your calendar.

Seriously, stop.

Now open your favorite calendar program, application, site, utility, datebook or sticky-note and write this down:

Ignite Boise 02: July 16th, 2009.

For those who may have missed the inaugural event, Ignite Boise 01 was a fantastic success.  And, if you’re not familiar with Ignite Boise, here’s a little more about the event:

Ignite Boise is a 3 hour-ish idea feeding frenzy that brings together artists, geeks, entrepreneurs, academics, government officials, and others to share their ideas in fast-paced, bite-sized presentations. It’s a great opportunity to meet smart, interesting people (if we do say so ourselves) and maybe even learn something.

Bringing together embers of big ideas to spark a blaze of creativity in Boise’s business and creative community –leaving attendees more educated and just as importantly, more inspired.

Presenters each get five minutes and 20 slides (automatically rotating every 15 seconds) to talk on a topic of their choice. Everyone is invited to participate, though due to the limitations of space and time, only a handful will be selected to present at each event.

Zero. Zip. Nada. Ignite Boise is brought to you by a group of volunteers and sponsors.

If you’re interested in speaking at Ignite Boise 02, proposal submissions are now being accepted.  Submissions are due by June 5th at 5:00pm.