Everyone is an expert on something. Beat-boxing. Online poker. Being an unsuccessful filmmaker. Now, it's possible to contribute that knowledge somewhere other than Wikipedia. Ignite Boise, now in its fifth iteration, is a forum for all things random. Presenters get five minutes and 20 PowerPoint slides to convey their vast knowledge on a specific topic in front of a packed crowd at the Egyptian Theatre.
This month's presenters, as usual, are a total grab bag. Here are a few promising ones: "How to be an unsuccessful independent filmmaker," by Dave Yasuda; "It's all about the Benjamins ... and nine other myths about entrepreneurs," by Norris Krueger; "LEGOs and Burning Man," by Richard Mussler-Wright; "The function and importance of unfettered political discourse in a representative democracy (republic)," by Leo A. Geis; "I challenge you to a duel," by Gray Battson; "What monsters do when I'm at school," by Mia Mclenna and "Seasonal eating: Adventures in food," by Karen Ellis. But perhaps the most intriguing presentation topic comes from BW's very own ex-News Editor, Nathaniel Hoffman: "12 million hardons." Um, you've gotta go to figure out what that one's about. Free early admission tickets are already sold out, but you can still wait in line for open admission, which begins at 6:30 p.m.