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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Live Stream – Nov. 3 from 7:00–9:30 p.m.

Didn't get tickets? You can watch the Ignite Minneapolis 11 live video stream from here. We're streaming live from the Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis.
(We're also streaming live on Facebook.)

Event Details


Thursday, November 3, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


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


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.

Ignite Minneapolis 11 Tickets

You're in for a night of stellar speakers, each ready to inspire, enlighten, and entertain you — in 5 minutes flat. Each speaker prepares 20 slides which auto-advance every 15 seconds. There's no stopping, no backing up, nothing but the straight scoop.

  • 18 mind-expanding 5-minute talks
  • Free beer courtesy of Surly Brewing
  • 4 local food trucks on-site
Eventbrite - Ignite Minneapolis 11

The Speakers

Following is the list of the speakers (and their topics) you'll see at Ignite Minneapolis 11, displayed in the order in which they will speak.

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."