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.

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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 returns

May 24, 2018 – The Woman's Club of Minneapolis

Ignite Minneapolis is returning on May 24. We are excited to be holding this event at The Woman's Club just off downtown Minneapolis near Loring Park.

You'll hear 18 amazing talks from emerging local leaders in culture, art, and technology. Each talk is boiled down to its essence – 5 minutes – in order to accommodate the busy schedule and short attention span of the modern Twin Citizen.


Thursday, May 24, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


The Woman's Club of Minneapolis (see map)
410 Oak Grove St.
Minneapolis, MN 55403


5:00 p.m. Doors open. Drink. Networking. Food 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

Code of Conduct

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


Discount Early Bird tickets ($20) for Ignite Minneapolis 13 will go on sale Friday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m.

General Admission tickets ($25) will go on sale Friday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. Keep an eye on your email inbox for other advance notice announcements.

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."