Ignite Dallas and Big Design Conference - Lifeblue, Dallas, TX

Ignite Dallas is a fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global platform. It’s a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Run by local volunteers who are connected through the global Ignite network, Ignite is a force for raising the collective IQ and building connections in each city.  And, via streaming and archived videos of local talks, local Ignites share all that knowledge and passion with the world.

Shyam will be speaking about the critical task of  “Saving the World From Bad Design” and the idea that design thinking can save the world. We live in a world that has become jaded to bad design. Everything in our world is designed from our toothbrush to our education system. Why are we so willing to tolerate bad design when it impacts our lives in so many significant and meaningful ways? Shyam for one is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore!

Ignite was inspired by Pecha Kucha Nights, where speakers are given 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds, giving each speaker 6 minutes and 40 seconds of fame.  The first Ignite took place in Seattle in 2006, and since then the event has become an international phenomenon, with gatherings in Helsinki, Finland; Paris, France; New York, New York; and many other locations.

Come see Shyam’s Presentation on Friday July 15th, 2011 at 6:00pm.


Doors Open at 6:00pm

Game Starts at 6:30pm

First speaker begins 7:30pm

Ends 10:00pm

Where? Big D Conference, Crown Plaza, Addison, TX


Tickets can be purchased here:



The Big Design Conference, July 14-16,  is three intense days of learning within the scope of Strategy, User Experience, and Code Development. Experts from across the country will gather to present theories, research, experiences, and best practices to students, professionals, and executives looking to stay on the bleeding edge.
Details of the conference can be found at  http://bigdesignevents.com/conference/
We hope to see you there!