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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Watch the Ignite talks live right here. We'll begin streaming at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11. The stream will end around 9:30 p.m.
We're returning to the Ted Mann Concert Hall on May 11 for the next Ignite Minneapolis.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Ted Mann Concert Hall (see map)
2128 S 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
No need to download anything. Just point your smartphone browser to program.ignitempls.org. You can use it to:
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These 18 passionate thought leaders and storytellers will burn up the Ignite stage with lightning-paced 5-minute talks. Here they are – along with their talk titles – displayed in the order in which they will speak.
Mugshot Monday: Every Mug Has a Story
Please Don’t Click That Link
What’s Up Your Butt?
Elemental Intelligence: For Good Design and Less Stress
Happy to be Nappy
They Are About to Delete Your Data
The Unseen Energy Story of Buildings
Flex Your Empathy Muscle
Thanks for the Mammaries
The Blessing of Bacon
Biomimicry - Designing Like the Natural World
Black Fathers Matter
Dial Down the Outrage, Turn Up the Social Good
Visionary Storytelling for Resistance and Beyond
Everyone Needs a Second Chance at Stable Housing
This Better Not Be Perfect
What Would Madonna Do?
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
Please familiarize yourself with the Ignite Minneapolis Attendee Code of Conduct.
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."