Ignite 9 – Nov 7th 2014 – Call for Speakers

There comes a time every year when the cry goes out across the land: “All ye awesome people, distill your remarkable efforts down to 5 minutes of entertaining speech, and accompany it with 20 images that will auto-advance every 15 seconds.”

That time is now. That land is Ann Arbor. This .. is the Ignite Ann Arbor 9 Call for Speakers.

Ignite talks are 5 minute talks where the speaker gets 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. We think that breeds creativity, and we like to see talks on a very wide range of topics, as you can see by looking at some of the previous talks in the tabs above.

A very big thank you goes to the U of M Master of Entrepreneurship program for providing Blau Auditorium at Ross Business School as our venue!

Ignite Ann Arbor 9 will take place at 7pm on Friday November 7th.

YOU can give an Ignite talk. We know it. The program is selected from the applicants by the Ignite organizers based on the submitted talk titles and descriptions. We’re looking for people we don’t know, people who don’t look like us, don’t act like us, don’t think like us. We’re looking for you!

Need examples to spur you on? Click one of the Ignite tabs above to see videos from a previous event, such as Ignite 8.


Application Deadline is 11:59pm, October 3rd October 5th
Speaker Selection by October 10th
Slide submission in 20-page PDF deadline: October 24th
Runthroughs with Washtenaw Toastmasters: around weekend of Nov 1-2
Ignite 9 : 7pm Friday November 7th