Next Ignite: June 11, 2014

Doors: 6:30pm @ 1871

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
12th Floor
Chicago, IL  60654
$10 pre-show tickets now available!

Eventbrite - IgniteChicago, June 11

April 2 videos are now live!

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Scheduled to present:

Annie Nayak | @AnnieNayak
Brian Fulton | @b_fulton
Bud Rodecker | @budrodecker
Constance Kresge
Julie Ostrow | @JulieOstrow
Karen Beattie
Kathryn Thies | @KathrynLainey
Keidra Chaney | @kdc
Nicole Renee Vasquez | @ablendofpeople
Patrick Bachler
Trushitha Naria
Vince Cabansag | @vcabansag

Yes, there will be beer! Yes, there will be pizza! Yes, you will be entertained! Yes, this will make you smarter, happier, and 6.4% sexier. All for ten bucks? We might be the best entertainment deal in Chicago!

What is IgniteChicago?

On paper, it sounds simple: 12+ people each doing a 5-minute presentation about something they care about. But on paper, this sounds boring and Ignite is never boring.

First, the presentations have twenty slides, each slide auto-advancing every fifteen seconds. Suddenly, the presentation feels a lot more like live theater in a game show setting than “just a powerpoint presentation.”

Second, we try to build a set list of people of every stripe and flavor talking about anything under the sun. If I told you how much 200+ people laughed at a presentation about spreadsheets, you wouldn’t believe it. (Wait until the video comes out later in April.) Business people, academics, geeks, comedians, dancers, stutterers, revolutionaries… and that was just in April.

Got an idea? Submit your idea! Want to stay updated? Fill out this non-spammy form! Ready to buy a ticket? Well, we’ll be ready in May. Until then, go look at some previous speakers and tell your friends.