events are like stunt presenting. You get five minutes on stage with 15 slides that advance every 20 seconds. They happen all over the world, even here in Corvallis. I had fun participating in the first Ignite Corvallis a few months ago and even got my picture in the paper
. Jason—the event organizer—asked me to write some encouragement/advice for future presenters on the blog: You Can Present at Ignite Corvallis
They're looking for speakers for the 2nd Ignite Corvallis on April 3rd, so if you're local think about putting together your own stunt presentation. My Ignite talk was a little nerve-wracking, but that's half the fun.
Update: Ignite Corvallis 2 Moved To October!