Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.

What would you say?

Ignite Minneapolis is open to everyone. There is always free beer. All talks are 5 minutes (20 slides x 15 seconds/slide).

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Ignite Minneapolis 12 is coming in May

We're returning to the Ted Mann Concert Hall on May 11 for the next Ignite Minneapolis. Make sure you're subscribed to our email list to receive advance notice of ticket sales, talk submission deadlines, and other announcements.




Event Details

When

Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where

Ted Mann Concert Hall (see map)
2128 S 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Schedule

5:00 p.m. Doors open. Drink beer. Meet people. Food truck eats for sale.
7:00 p.m. Talks begin
8:00 p.m. Intermission
8:30 p.m. Talks resume
9:30 p.m. Talks conclude, Hang out with speakers and attendees
10:00 p.m. Go somewhere else

Code of Conduct

Please familiarize yourself with the Ignite Minneapolis Attendee Code of Conduct.

Tickets

Tickets will go on sale in early April. Get on the email list to receive advance notice of ticket release dates.


What is Ignite?

Ignite Minneapolis brings together local thinkers, writers, designers, coders, makers and entrepreneurs for an evening of rapid-fire talks given by people with a burning passion for their topic. Some talks are serious science, others are pure satire – but each talk must be about a compelling idea or story. Attendees come to learn and to be inspired.

The Ignite format works like this: Each speaker prepares a deck of 20 slides which auto-advance every 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes to give their talk. The rapid-fire pace of this format often makes for a frenetic delivery, and the variety of topics means the audience is unlikely to ever get bored. The motto of Ignite is, "Enlighten us, but make it quick."