Last year's Design Slam was great fun. Randomly selected teams were given a real-world design problem and had a fixed amount of time devise a solution and present it. Each team presented its approach, judges reviewed the submissions and selected a winning team, and the winners walked away with certificates and medals! Cheap, plastic medals, but they were fun nonetheless! :)
This year things get more interesting, as the slam planning team is bringing in a real client with a real word design problem to solve! The details and exact location are still being worked out, but check the IxDA Atlanta Ning site for updates.
The pre-slam event will start at 6 pm, with the slam itself starting promptly at 7 pm.