Ignite FinCon: What It Is and How To Get Involved

igniteLast week we talked about FinCon2013 and why you should be attending if you are involved in the personal finance industry. Besides the networking and the learning, there is another aspect of FinCon that should be sure to make the weekend fun and exciting. Ignite has announced that, once again, they will be hosting an event this year at FinCon. Many of you out there may not be familiar with what Ignite is or how it works.

What is Ignite?

Ignite is not an event exclusive to FinCon but is a series of events hosted in over 100 cities worldwide. It has its very own geek subculture following around the world to those dedicated to its cause and the fun that comes from it. Most Ignite events are organized by volunteers and local events are often free.  Ignite`s purpose is to share the passion of its presenters. Each presenter gives a 5 minute talk presented by a series of 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds. The Ignite event at FinCon2013 is part of the conference so if you are an attendee then you can attend the Ignite event.

How Does It Work?

If you have a passion you want to share and are interested in being a presenter for the Ignite event then you can come up with a topic that you would love to present. You can submit your topic on the FinCon Ignite website. Topics can be related to finance, blogging, or any other topic that you think could be fun, educational, or inspiring. After topics are submitted there will be a public vote to narrow down the choices. You can use your blog and social media to get votes for your submission. If chosen you will be contacted and can begin working on your presentation.

How Else Can I Get Involved?

If you love the idea of Ignite but don`t care to be a presenter then one way to get involved is to attend FinCon and the Ignite FinCon event on the evening of October 18th. It will be a lot of fun and a good evening to share other`s passions. Even if you are not attending you can get involved in the voting process. As of right now, voting has not yet begun but you can check back on the voting page later this month to give your input on what topics you would like to see. If you are not attending FinCon this year but love the idea of attending an Ignite event, you can check their events page to see if there is one in a city near you.


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