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).


It's been a minute...

We've been through some stuff over the past few years. Some of it was global, some national, and some very, very local. We are a different city than we were back when we held the last Ignite Minneapolis in 2017. We are different people. Maybe we’re a little bit better, if somewhat rougher for wear.

Should we get together?

We’re wondering whether it makes sense to fire things up again. Do we want to gather together for Ignite talks? Is it too soon? Is it too late?

Would you mind taking a short, anonymous survey to let us know your thoughts?

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What is Ignite?

In case you forgot, or if you're new here, 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 lively 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."