Ignite Minneapolis is open to everyone. There is always free beer. All talks are 5 minutes (20 slides x 15 seconds/slide).
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Ted Mann Concert Hall (see map)
2128 S 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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.
You're in for a night of stellar speakers, each ready to inspire, enlighten, and entertain you — in 5 minutes flat. Each speaker prepares 20 slides which auto-advance every 15 seconds. There's no stopping, no backing up, nothing but the straight scoop.
Following is the list of the speakers (and their topics) you'll see at Ignite Minneapolis 11, displayed in the order in which they will speak.
Why You Should Volunteer at Sundance
Let's Build a Hyperloop to Omaha
Employers + Health Insurance: A Love Affair
From the Mideast to the Midwest
The Masculine Myth
The Gluten Guise
If Not, That's Okay, Too
Social Media Wisdom From Some Old Guy
The Delacroix of Desserts: The Macaron
The Power of Three
The Secret Urban Water Cycle
Assignment: Compare and Contrast
Why Special Ed Isn’t
The Black Snake Prophecy
Fonts & Places: Typography's Influence on the Urban Landscape
Santa will MESS YOU UP
What would YOU say?
Make-Believe is the New Currency
Ignite Minneapolis brings together local thinkers, writers, designers, coders, makers and entrepreneurs for an evening of rapid-fire talks given by people with a burning passion for their topic. Some talks are serious science, others are pure satire – but each talk must be about a compelling idea or story. Attendees come to learn and to be inspired.
The Ignite format works like this: Each speaker prepares a deck of 20 slides which auto-advance every 15 seconds, giving each speaker 5 minutes to give their talk. The rapid-fire pace of this format often makes for a frenetic delivery, and the variety of topics means the audience is unlikely to ever get bored. The motto of Ignite is, "Enlighten us, but make it quick."