Spark Ideas is a chance to bring together a group of our colleagues to discuss what inspires us. Led by Kristen Lauria, Vice President Marketing for IBM Social Business, speakers will share their experiences, inspiration, challenges, etc., during this compilation of five minute talks.

Want to participate?  There’s still time to submit your abstract!  The topic can be anything that you feel is relevant.  For example, how you were inspired by your math teacher to go into computing, a unique personal experience or story, how you juggle your busy job and coaching little league soccer, or describing your hobby or family project.  Whatever you think would inspire your colleagues and friends in the room!

So don’t hesitate if you feel you’ve got something to contribute. How?? To sign up, send your abstract (maximum 500 words) to with a short bio telling us who you are.

But time is running out!  Submit your abstract by December 19, 2011.  Final selection of abstracts will be made public in the beginning of January.

We hope to see you in January in Orlando!