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Ignite Charlotte 8 – May 17, 2018

Ignite Charlotte 8 Event ImageWe’re Back

Ignite Charlotte, an evening of networking followed by a series of 5-minute talks by community members who have a personal or professional passion about an idea they are willing to share, will take place on Thursday, May 17th at Grace on Brevard, 219 South Bevard Street, in Uptown Charlotte. Each selected speaker will use 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds during their presentation and all talks will be void of a sales pitch.

Call For Talks-Deadline Extended

We’re now ready to receive your “talk ideas” for Ignite Charlotte 8 so be sure to review the details on our Call For Talks page. The form will be available until Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10pm ONLY!

Sponsors Needed

Ignite Charlotte 8 is only possible with support from a host of community supporters. If you’d like to help us make magic happen with this event on May 17th, please review our Sponsorship Information.

Ignite Charlotte 7 Talks

City of Charlotte Nightscape w/Ignite Charlotte logo and 2014 date

Ignite Charlotte is back and we’re ready to feature another series of 5 minute talks by community members who will attack a whole new series of problems and introduce a slew of world-changing ideas.

Ignite Charlotte 7 will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at The Chop Shop in NODA. The event will feature talks by speakers who are personally or professionally passionate about an idea and have the guts to get on stage to share it with their fellow community members. Here’s the kicker, they only have 5 minutes to enlighten us using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, which means the pressure is on so they have to make it quick.

These are the Ignite Charlotte 7 selected talks and speakers, in no specific order with slight title modifications.

Ignite Charlotte 7 MC – PhillyMac Zannini @phillymac 

Homelessness – Let’s Solve The Puzzle – Michael O’Sullivan

Why I Game & You Should Too – Randy Aimone @RandyAimone

The Bipolar Entrepreneur – Tony Rodono @tonyrodono

Designing Learning Environments For The Future – Allison Dulin @amdulin

Engineering Is Basically Magic – Will Dalen (past speaker)

What Gigabit Fiber Can Mean For Charlotte – Alan Fitzpatrick @afitzpatrick1

Feminism Is For Everybody – Mike Walker @fansipans

The Art Of Energy Redirection – Melvin Nix @melvinnix

Creepy Attracts Creepy – Christina Hall @Chall9685

The Parallels Of DevOps & Yoga – Scott Lundgren @scottelundgren

Bird Sex, Nosy Neighbors & Climate Change – Jeffrey Thomas

Advancing The New Intelligence – Ron Morgan

What A Network Graph Reveals – Miguel Barrientos @miguel3000

The Original Social Network – Wyndham Manning @wmanningiv

Responsible Disclosure In The Spirit Of MacGyver – Evan Booth @evanbooth

Why We Really Think Pizza Rocks & Salad Sucks – Christie Kahil @cartistk

Online ticketing begins on Saturday, August 16th and this talk list is subject to change.

Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick!