About Ignite

What if you were only given 5 minutes and 20 slides to make a point? Ignite Colorado Springs is a night of high-energy presentations with a twist. Speakers are community members who will teach, enlighten and inspire – and they have exactly 5 minutes to do so. The goal is for speakers to “ignite” ideas through energizing talks and generate a “spark” of movement within the community.

Ignite is a high-energy evening giving voice to the ideas and insights of Colorado’s brightest, most creative and most influential people. By bringing together such a diverse group of people we hope to create new connections and inspire action for our community. This action will take many forms, and each will help move Colorado toward a brighter future. Ignite is a night of presentations with a twist. Each presenter has only 5 minutes and 20 slides advancing automatically to make their point. Speakers must get to the point quickly and succinctly, providing the audience with a hint of the scope of their projects, initiatives, and visions.

Who Should Attend? This event is about community – bringing people together to spark ideas. This means you! We welcome community members, business leaders, organizations, students – and everyone in between. The event is free and open to the public, but is limited to the first 300 registrants.

Event Theme: Speakers for Ignite Colorado Springs event have been specifically invited to speak about projects, ideas and events relating to our region.

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Rhea C. Phaneuf
Marketing and Events Project Manager
El Pomar Institute for Innovation & Commercialization (EPIIC)
[email protected]

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