The Detroit Regional News Hub is proud to kick off our new blog, Detroit Unspun, in partnership with the first annual Ignite Detroit event!

What is Ignite Detroit, you ask? Well, from the site:

If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers.

Ignite was started in Seattle in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since then 100s of 5 minute talks have been given across the world. There are thriving Ignite communities in Seattle, Portland, Paris, and NYC.

We’ll be live blogging tonight, so stay tuned for pictures, videos, and even post-event recaps!