Charleston, South Carolina has come onto the radar screen of the world. With a rich culture, history, landscape and a vibrant economic climate, it is a beautiful place to live, work and create. Chosen this year as America’s top travel destination by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, it shows no signs of slowing down. Charleston’s arts, dining & music scenes are among the best in the world, with an attitude that mixes Deep South hospitality with punk rock defiance. In the last decade a thriving technology scene has also emerged — including a world-class, city-funded technology incubator (the Charleston Digital Corridor) and numerous start-ups pushing into new areas of web and mobile product development.
Join some of the media world’s top thinkers, influencers and technology luminaries as we show off the best Charleston has to offer in the engaging Ignite format.
Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just 5 minutes. Ignite admission is Free with a Mini Tools of Change ticket, but attendees must RSVP in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get more info or purchase Tools of Change tickets at http://oreilly.com/minitoc-charleston.html.
Ignite is a fundraiser to help support Creative Parliament’s efforts to grow Charleston’s creative talent and culture. All proceeds from tickets sales will be matched by BiblioLabs.
Listen while some of Charleston’s most interesting people tell you a little bit about why they live here and what they are doing – using the Ignite presentation format. Speakers include: - Marcus Amaker – Poet, Graphic Designer, Charleston Lover - Robert Prioleau – Creative Parliament / Tech Entrepreneur- Jacob Lindsay – Urban Designer - Ayoka Lucas – Fashion - Karalee Nielson and Drew Harrison – Green Heart & Rev Foods - Robert Lange – Artist and Gallery Owner - Bob Holt – Tech Entrepreneur and Urban Planner - Leah Suarez – Musician / Jazz Artists of Charleston - Sharon Graci – Artistic Director and co-founder of PURE Theatre and more. Find out more about each speaker here.
A variety of Charleston’s local organizations set up a small “experience carnival” so you can get to know them better.
Charleston’s foodie scene is legendary, and some of Charleston’s best eats come from our amazing array of food trucks. Come meet them all at a real Food Truck Rodeo.
We will have some of Charleston’s best and most interesting musical artists entertaining us after the Ignite presentations. Opening performance by Olu’Olu. Other musical numbers include: - Michael Flynn - Lindsay Holler - Ryan Bonner - Desert King - Scott Gould, Jr. - Steve Fiore and more.
With hundreds of creative thinkers and doers under one roof, you can inspire and be inspired. The event will also feature local beers, wines and a cash bar.