What is Ignite Colorado Springs?
Ignite Colorado Springs 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 positive 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 project, initiatives and visions.

Who should attend Ignite Colorado Springs?
Anyone who wants to hear new ideas should attend Ignite Colorado Springs. The presentations are informative, and it’s an opportunity to hear ideas from people outside of your normal sphere of influence. By mixing it up, new and exciting things can happen. Community members, students, business leaders and everyone in between are encouraged to attend.

Who is behind Ignite Colorado Springs?
Ignite Colorado Springs is being organized by the El Pomar Institute for Innovation & Commercialization (EPIIC) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Business Journal (Media Partner), and an energetic team of volunteers. For details about the team, see the About page. Ignite Colorado Springs is part of the Ignite program sponsored by O’Reilly Media which supports local communities hosting Ignite events in cities around the world. To learn more about the Ignite program, see the Ignite website at

How can I find out about the next event?
We make it easy to learn about Ignite Colorado Springs events. On our website you can sign up to receive periodic emails about upcoming events. You can become a fan of our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

Speakers and Presentations

How do you choose the speakers for each event?
The speakers have been chosen by the Ignite Colorado Springs staff for their innovative ideas and impact within the region.

How can I learn more about a topic or a presenter?
Please visit the Speakers page of our website to learn more about our presenters and their expertise. We schedule informal networking time before and after the event so you have time to connect with any of the evening’s speakers.

Tickets, Venue, and Event

Where is Ignite Colorado Springs held?
For more information and directions please visit our Contact page.

How can I get a ticket?
Tickets can be reserved online. Next Ignite is scheduled for May 3, 2018.

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I’m busy that night. Is there any way I can still see the event?
Yes, we will videotape each presentation and post the videos online after the event.


This was so much fun. Do you need any help putting on future events?
We are always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us via our contact page.

Do you have a question we didn’t answer here? Contact us and ask!