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 is postponed

Friends, we're sorry to report that we must postpone Ignite Minneapolis, which was originally scheduled for May 24, 2018. We're in a financial pickle, and we're currently too short-staffed to make the necessary preparations to put on the event.

The next Ignite is slated for October 1. In the meantime we will continue to accept talk submissions.

NOTE: Tickets will not go on sale today as originally planned. Watch your email for ticket announcements for the October 1 event.

Help wanted

We are seeking volunteers who want to help us run the day-to-day operations of Ignite Minneapolis. In the coming weeks please watch your email or check back here for details on how you can become a part of this memorable event.

Thank you for your support

We want to thank all of our email subscribers, social media followers, past attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and enthusiastic supporters for all their efforts to keep Ignite going. We can't do it without you.


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."