Last week our Sunny team attended the third annual Ignite Detroit, and we were really impressed with the way they ignited the audience with social media.
Ignite is an event hosted in cities across the country where people share their personal and professional passions using just five minutes and twenty slides for their speech. The event creates a great atmosphere for sharing ideas and information with your local community.
At Ignite Detroit, we heard a lot about what’s been on the mind of most Metro-Detroiters: everything from the city, the suburbs, and eco-friendly pitches for “car-free discounts,” to an oh so loving ode to Bromances.
What really made the event different was the way tweets were displayed on screen for the audience. Speakers often gave their twitter name, and listeners in the audience could instantly respond to the speech through tweets that appeared on screen for everyone to see. This really created a conversation online during the event. Using the hashtag #ignitedetroit to stream tweets also turned the event’s hashtag into a Detroit Twitter trend for the night.
Plus, there was a great combination of good food, $3 margaritas, and an atmosphere filled with tech enthusiasts from all over Michigan.
This year’s event proceeds were donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. Check out Ignite Detroit’s past videos on their YouTube channel, and make sure you join them on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about their upcoming events.