Ignite Ann Arbor 10 – Nov 13 – CALL FOR SPEAKERS

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Ignite Ann Arbor 10 will be at 7pm on Friday Nov 13th, 2015 at Robertson (formerly Blau) Auditorium in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan! Thank you to the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies for providing this fantastic venue for Ignite.

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.

If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers. We consider geekery to equal passion, so we’re looking for food geeks, tech geeks, business geeks, music geeks, art geeks, history geeks, etc to come and share their stories.

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!

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Application Deadline is 11:59pm, October 19
Speaker Selection by October 21
Slide submission in 20-page PDF deadline: Nov 4
Runthroughs with Washtenaw Toastmasters: around wkend of Nov 7-8
Ignite 10 : 7pm Friday November 13th

Ignite 8 Call for Speakers!

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Ignite Ann Arbor 8 will be held at Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, at 7pm on Sunday November 17th, 2013! We are excited to bring Ignite to Ann Arbor again and are eager to see what the community comes up with.

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

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 arrange of topics, as you can see by looking at some of the previous talks to the left.

If you are interested, please fill out our application! The deadline for applying is midnight on October 17th, 2013. We encourage you to talk about something you have experience with, something you’ve done, or something whimsical. We’ve had more than a hundred talks, from hacking together your own camping equipment to holding a home funeral, from tracking your sleep to roller derby, from homemade near-space balloons to original fiction.

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Ignite Ann Arbor 7 Call for Speakers

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Ignite Ann Arbor 7 will be held at Blau Auditorium, at 7pm on Thursday October 25th, 2012! We are excited to bring Ignite to Ann Arbor again and are eager to see what the community comes up with.

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 arrange of topics, as you can see by looking at some of the previous talks to the left.

If you are interested, please fill out our application! The deadline for applying is midnight on Sunday Sept 16th, 2012. We encourage you to talk about something you have experience with, something you’ve done, or something whimsical. Someone recently told me that a great talk caused them to rush home and look for more information. But your goal is also to entertain. There is still untrodden territory! After seeing some 85 talks in Ann Arbor so far, we have yet to have had an act of fiction, for instance.

Big thank you to the U of M Master of Entrepreneurship program for providing Blau Auditorium as our venue!

Ignite 6 will be November 6th – Call for Speakers

Are you ready, are you set, it’s time again to light it up! Ignite Ann Arbor 6 will be held at Blau Auditorium, at 7pm on Sunday November 6th. We are excited to bring Ignite to Ann Arbor again and are eager to see what the community comes up with.

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 arrange of topics, as you can see by looking at some of the previous talks to the left.

If you are interested, please fill out our application, deadline for applying is midnight on Monday, October 10th. We encourage you to talk about something you have experience with, something you’ve done, or something whimsical. Someone recently told me a great talk caused them to rush home and look for more information. But your goal is also to entertain. There is still untrodden territory! After seeing some 70 talks in Ann Arbor so far, we have yet to have had an act of fiction, for instance.

So let’s get your applications in! And if you need some inspiration:

Ignite 5 Call for Speakers

What better time is there than a new year for committing to do an awesome 5 minute talk at Ann Arbor’s premier event for 5 minute talks? Ignite 5 will be February 9th at Blau Auditorium, and we are open for talk submissions NOW!

The Ignite format gives you 5 minutes and 20 slides that advance every 15 seconds automatically. It’s a format with constraints, but we believe constraints breed creativity. You have until January 17th to make your submission, but don’t delay; seize the moment!

Ignites are held worldwide and Ignite Ann Arbor 5 will be part of Global Ignite Week, a week of Ignite events held in over 50 cities. This will be the 5th Ignite held in Ann Arbor; 58 speakers have spoken before over 1300 audience members at the previous four events.

Give us your info to be considered!

Ignite 4 Call for Speakers

The sun is rising over the fields and groves of Ann Arbor, and your steed is restless. The time has come once again, to ride onto the stage, and deliver a 5 minute talk with 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds on a topic you are passionate about. Who will rise to the challenge?

Ignite Ann Arbor 4 will be held at Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business, at 7pm on October 12th. This is your chance to inform your neighbors about something awesome. This is your chance to hack the Ignite format and do something remarkable. What can an Ignite talk be? A call to action? A travelogue? A confession? A play? It’s up to you.

Check out some popular talks to get the idea juice flowing.

The Call for Speakers is up, fill out our form to submit your talk proposal!

Application Deadline is 11:59pm, Wednesday, September 15th

Speaker Selection by Friday, September 17th
Slide submission deadline: Monday October 4th
Ignite 4: October 12th

Ignite 2 Call for Speakers

Ignite 2 will be held Monday, November 2nd at Blau Auditorium (capacity 500), thanks to the Entrepreneur and Venture Club!

We’re looking for interesting speakers to deliver talks in the Ignite format: 5 minutes, 20 slides, auto-advancing every 15 seconds. Come explain your passion, and spread the word! If you know of someone you’d love to see at Ignite 2, tell them about it and ask them to participate! To find out how and why to give an Ignite talk, check out Scott Berkun’s great Ignite talk on the subject. We also ask our speakers to read and the TED commandments and take them to heart.

All speakers should fill out the talk proposal form, even if you put your name on another list in the past.

The application deadline is 11:59pm, October 7th, 2009, and selected speakers will be notified by October 14th, 2009. We’re looking forward to hear what you have to say!