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About Ignite

What is Ignite?


Ignite is a series of speedy presentations. Ignite is all about fast and fun presentations. Speakers must build their presentations with 20 slides, each of which is shown for 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes of fame.

The first Ignite took place in Seattle in 2006, and since then the event has become an international phenomenon.

What are Ignite Talks?

Ignite Talks is a fast paced geek event started in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since the first Ignite took place in Seattle around 10 years ago, Ignite has become an international phenomenon, with Ignite events produced in Helsinki, Tunisia, Paris, New York City and over 350 other locations in between.

Ignite’s mission is “Everyone Speaks”. We believe that public speaking builds confidence in individuals and that events like Ignite build community. Our goal is to make it possible for anyone, anywhere, to learn to present their ideas and their stories.

Ignite is also about having fun, and showing that presentations don’t need to be about “death by PowerPoint”.

Use this site to find an Ignite near you, watch Ignite videos or start a new Ignite in your city.

Ignite Gravenhurst is a FREE admission program.  Donations are greatly appreciated to help offsite the cost of the program.  

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