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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The first wave of tickets sold out in about 1 minute – about the norm. The second (larger) wave took about an hour to sell completely out – but it was during happy hour, so that might explain it. At any rate, it's going to be an amazing show.
Thursday, April 23
5:00 doors open, free beer, food truck
7:00 talks begin
8:30 talks resume
9:30 talks conclude, drinks in the lobby
10:30 go home
Here are your Ignite Minneapolis 8 speakers, listed in the order in which they will speak.
In November of 2013 Eric Brown told an audience of some 600 people how it feels to be dying of ALS. "I'm not a fan," he said. Short of breath and struggling just to keep hold of the microphone, Eric shared his experiences from going about a normal life, to learning he had a terminal disease, to witnessing its relentless advance.
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."