20 Slides, auto-advancing every
15 seconds, culminating in
5 minutes of pure awesome.
Ignite Fort Collins is like no other night of talks you’ve been to. Each presenter gets only 5 minutes to enlighten us, but they have to make it quick!
Speakers at Ignite Fort Collins have presented topics from “I Speak Klingon: Love 101 for Ubergeeks” to “How To Cut Up A Pineapple” to “Life-lessons Learned Playing Pokémon as a Grown Man” to “Your Chai Latte is Fake!”. All talks are recorded live and displayed on our YouTube Channel.
You can literally speak about anything you are passionate about – even if it’s nerdy, geeky, weird, or controversial. If it’s R-Rated, you can present it at our once-a-year R-Rated, unfilmed variant called Ignite Fort Collins: After Dark.
Ignite Fort Collins is a no-pitch zone. If you’re talking on stage, it’s about something you’re passionate about, something you geek out over, something worth teaching to others.
Ignite Fort Collins is a family-friendly zone, so ages 4+ are invited to attend (Ignite Fort Collins: After Dark is 18+). Our speakers are asked not to swear (for the most part) and the audience is warm and receptive – they want to see your passion! Each event features 14 speakers and the night generally runs from 7PM to 9PM with a 30-minute intermission.
Ignite Fort Collins is filled with some of Fort Collins, Colorado’s best and brightest minds, on-stage and off. Our event has spread the word about Fort Collins very own Pay-What-You-Can-style cafe, our own local kick-starter variant, and even a local hostel. Businesses have started, ideas have flourished, and genius was sparked.
Anyone can speak at Ignite, and we offer speaker training for anyone who is interested.
Still confused? Check out Master of Ceremonies Larry Chapman explaining Ignite Fort Collins: