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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It's on. The next Ignite Minneapolis event is happening Thursday, November 21 at the fabulously retro Riverview Theater in Minneapolis.
Riverview Theater, Minneapolis.
It's going to be the most spectacular Ignite yet. The Riverview boasts 700 seats and has been said to have the best movie popcorn in town (they use real butter). As usual, there will be free beer, and we're going to try to bring in some food, too. Naturally, that'll be free too. Because we're all about free – except you have to pay 10 bucks. Whatever. It's a wash.
We're going to open doors at 5:30 to give everyone plenty of time to mingle and pre-lubricate their courage with a little free Surly. Talks will start at 7:00 and wrap up at 9:30.
But don't leave yet! We're having the after party right on the premises! We'll roll in some pizzas and other nosh (and we won't forget you gluten free folks) and we'll party 'til the cows come home... assuming that cows generally come home around 11:00 p.m.
If you've been given a promotional code, you can reserve your tickets now. Otherwise, visit the tickets page during one of the ticket release waves listed below.
See you there!
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."
Do you have a burning topic you want to share? A great story to tell? Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. 300 seconds of sheer terror, followed by a lifetime of bragging rights. Go for it. Submit a talk.
Sponsors make Ignite possible. And sponsorships are affordable for any size company. Get your organization involved in the Ignite phenomenon. Be a part of one of the coolest events in the Twin Cities. You'll get tons of visibility and major geek cred just by association, as well as plenty of other sponsor benefits.