Where TED talks meet Saturday Night Live skits meet that really cool block party you went to that one night.
Presented by Launch DFW, Ignite DFW is a community speaker series where individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds speak on diverse subject matters. (Yes, there is a Wikipedia page.) It started in Seattle and has spread to 350+ organizing teams. Dallas/Fort Worth is proud to produce IgniteDFW.
Each speaker is granted 5 minutes of stage time. (Heckling encouraged.) But, here’s the kicker: 20 slide maximum. On auto-advance. 15 seconds per slide. (Now you understand the heckling.)
Speakers are encouraged to speak from the heart. Each speaker applies and is selected to speak on a subject matter on which they are passionate. To note: This is not a pitch event. Speakers are not allowed to pitch their business or themselves.
Some example talks:
Women, Work, & The Wage Gap
Empowering At Risk Teens
Crowdus: A Living Prototype
Audra marie stanley
The Evolution of Education
Why Prisons Aren't Air Conditioned