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Global Ignite Week is now

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Ignite Phoenix #9 is coming this Friday, but it’s just one of many Ignites happening around the world this week. Global Ignite Week is a five day event which will bring awareness to Ignite by featuring over 50 events in cities around the world.

To recognize Global Ignite Week, we’ve decided to create a video playlist of our favorite Ignite presentations from IgniteShow.com, O’Reilly’s website which is the online home of Ignite. We’ll be showing these videos before Ignite Phoenix #9 in the Stage 2 theater at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Come early and see presentations about speaking Klingon from Ignite Fort Collins, a flash mob gone wrong from Ignite London and capuchin monkeys from Ignite Budapest. Also, you can take part in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #giw. Check out some of the great things other cities are doing with their Ignites!

Before we close out this post, we’d like to highlight what we think is the most fascinating venue for an Ignite: the SS Great Britain, which is where Ignite Bristol will be holding their event on February 9th. This ship was revolutionary when it was launched in 1843, and it now resides in dry dock at Bristol Harbour as a museum. We’re familiar with holding an Ignite event in a museum (Ignite Phoenix #7), but holding an Ignite on a boat pretty much tops anything we’ve done here in Phoenix.