We're returning to the Ted Mann Concert Hall on May 11 for the next Ignite Minneapolis.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Ted Mann Concert Hall (see map)
2128 S 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
These 18 passionate thought leaders and storytellers will burn up the Ignite stage with lightning-paced 5-minute talks. Here they are – along with their talk titles – displayed in the order in which they will speak.
Mugshot Monday: Every Mug Has a Story
Please Don’t Click That Link
What’s Up Your Butt?
Elemental Intelligence: For Good Design and Less Stress
Happy to be Nappy
They Are About to Delete Your Data
The Unseen Energy Story of Buildings
Flex Your Empathy Muscle
Thanks for the Mammaries
The Blessing of Bacon
Biomimicry - Designing Like the Natural World
Black Fathers Matter
Dial Down the Outrage, Turn Up the Social Good
Visionary Storytelling for Resistance and Beyond
Everyone Needs a Second Chance at Stable Housing
This Better Not Be Perfect
What Would Madonna Do?
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
Please familiarize yourself with the Ignite Minneapolis Attendee Code of Conduct.
Ignite Minneapolis 11 is coming Thursday, November 3, 2016 to the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the U of M campus (see map).
Make sure you're subscribed to receive Ignite advance notification emails so you don't miss your chance at tickets.
Following is the list of speakers you'll see at Ignite Minneapolis 11, displayed in the order in which they will speak.
Public speaking is an important leadership skill. No matter your skill level or fear level, you can learn to do it well and with confidence. All it takes is some knowledge and some practice.
NOTE: The audio doesn't start until about 1:07, but it doesn't affect any of the talks. Also, if you saw the hashtag #sonsors floating around alongside #igniteMpls on Tuesday night, here's why. Look closely at the video still. Thanks to all our sponsors.
Ignite Minneapolis 10 boasted over 1,000 enthusiastic attendees, 50 donated cases of Surly beer, a dozen philantropic sponsors, and 18 scared shitless speakers. Giving an Ignite talk isn't easy, and the Ignite audience knows that. As such, these fans are incredibly supportive in cheering on those brave enough to head up to the stage to give a passionate, timed 5-minute talk.
The sold-out event was held at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. The Bush Foundation was the top tier sponsor and the Ignite event was the crescendo of the foundation's 2-day bushCONNECT event, which was held partially at the Guthrie Theater and at The Depot. Ignite Minneapolis was a programming partner in the event and created talks and workshops for both days.
There is no singular theme at Ignite events, so the talk topics vary greatly. Tuesday's event was no exception. Attendees cheered for talks about everything from houseboat living to design thinking, from social diversity to solar power, and from learning to train a pet fish to the finer points of hockey rules.
During the halftime intermission all of the lights in the house and the images on screen – normally branded with Ignite's signature orange- and red-tinged flames – washed the room in purple while a tribute playlist of Prince songs thumped out through massive speakers both inside the venue and outside in the Depot's Historic Shed.
Four food trucks provided dinner to the fans, crew, and volunteers, including Natedogs, Fork in the Road, Stanley's on Wheels, and O'Cheeze.
The next Ignite Minneapolis event is scheduled for November 3 at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the U of M campus. If you're interested in attendng (or speaking), you're encouraged to subscribe to the email list to receive advance notice of talk submissions deadlines and ticket release dates.
Ignite Minneapolis 10 is coming on May 10 to the Minneapolis Depot Pavilion. There's an ice rink in there now, but come May 10 we're going to heat the place up with burning ideas. Ignite is partnering with the Bush Foundation and other sponsors to bring you the most amazing Ignite experience ever.
We are accepting talk proposals from impassioned, intrepid souls who have a burning idea or a brilliant story to share. Deadline is April 3. Think it over, but don't over-think it.