Monday, April 25, 2011

Hurraiah! Ignite Hyderabad a great success!

Successful organized & managed IGNITE HYDERABAD event Vol on 17th April 2011. What is IGNITE BTW?
Ignite is a global event spread across 100 cities worldwide, organized  by volunteers, where participants are given five minutes to speak  about their ideas and personal or professional passions, accompanied  by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The presentations are meant to "ignite" the  audience on a subject, i.e. to generate awareness and to stimulate  thought and action on the subjects presented. The presentations are in  the realm of being inspirational, creative, progressive, transformational, out of the box, etc.

Ignite is independently organized on the local level. Ignite is almost  always free to attend, and is supported financially by sponsorship. Ignite is not elitist in nature and provides platform to anyone who is doing work out of the routine and has ideas to share. Ignite Hyderabad was held at Lamakaan (creative cultural space) on 17th April 2011. There were 10 amazing inspiring speakers who has ignited Hyderabad. 

Speakers Profile

Each Ignite event has 10 speakers to speak for 5 minutes each. The speaker profile for the inaugural meeting are:

  1. Sugandh Rakha, Tech Lead, Amazon, on the topic,  “ I am a person with Stammering”
  2. George S. Chandy, mathematician and logician and inventor of One Page Management System (OPMS)
  3. Vivek Sign, IIM grad, Presentation Evangelist,on the topic, "Finding the mojo in your powerpoint"
  4. AVS Prasad, a homeopathic doctor and a humorous public speaker on the topic, "Public Speaking for Fun"
  5. Giridhar Rao, a linguist human rights activist on “Why the World Needs Esperanto?”
  6. Jack Jigg ,India's #1 Rock DJ, on topic, “STEP INTO THE MIRROR”
  7. Vinay Verma, theatre activist, who also worked with major movies and TV on topic, “ Stage is a World”
  8. Ramakrishna Nagasamy, Product Manager, Sum Total System, a Pranik Healer on topic, “How can you heal the world?”.
  9. Deepak Mittal, MD of La Belle and founder of youth party Jago party, champion of RTI Act, on the topic, "Politics will always be dirty!"
  10. Vijay Ram Kumar, a sweet seller cum environmentalist on topic “Why I do what I do?”
It was a amazing event with live tweets project on the screen, amazing variety of presentations, interaction, networking and what not. We got great response and more than 300 people has joined for this event and will be continuing to organize more events in coming days. I am proud to associate with a great Ignite Hyderabad team and played a key role as a co-curator. It was really a great fun designing all the logos, posters, planning the event, branding, managing social media, inviting speakers, co-ordinating with other team members, brainstorming, etc,
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