See these great talks at Ignite Portland 12

After much deliberation, we’re thrilled to announce the lineup for Ignite Portland 12. These talks will be presented at the Hollywood Theatre on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

In the order they’ll be presented, the talks:

Thanks to everyone who submitted proposals! We had a great crop of talks to choose from and had to make some hard decisions. If your talk wasn’t selected, you can always submit it again for Ignite Portland 13. We always need burning ideas and, with competition like this, your talk could be up there next time!

Like what you see? Please RSVP today! Admission is still first-come-first-served, with early entrance granted to folks who bring non-perishable food items for Oregon Food Bank, but the RSVPs really help us plan for attendence numbers.

Want to get recognition in front of our savvy Ignite audience? We’re still looking for a few great sponsors to help us keep Ignite Portland free and amazing. You can find all the details over on our sponsorship page.

For the others looking to help out, there is always room for more hands-on volunteers on the night of the event. If this sounds like your thing, head to our volunteer page and sign-up!

See you at Ignite!

Choose Your Own Ignite Adventure

Want to help us decide what talks you’ll be enjoying at Ignite Portland 12?

Now’s the time to provide us with your comments about what talks you’d most like to see and why. Here’s how you can choose your own Ignite adventure today!

  1. Go to the Ignite 12 Proposals site.
  2. Click on a proposal to read the contents.
  3. Add your comments as to why you want to see a particular talk and/or speaker.

That’s it! So head on over and provide us your thoughts today so we can make #IP12 an event you can’t wait to be at.

Speaking of attending #IP12, take a moment to RSVP. With our change in venue it will be helpful for us to know how many people are planning to come. Ignite Portland is still free, but you can be part of putting it on by making a contribution when you submit your RSVP.

Ignite Porland 12 is coming soon, RSVP now!

Thursday, November 14th, 7pm @ Hollywood Theatre

Our 12th edition of Ignite Portland is happening soon. We have an exciting new venue, the Hollywood Theatre on 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97212. Doors open at 5pm with a canned food donation, 5:45pm without.

Please let us know you’re planning to attend by RSVP’ing on Eventbrite. If you’re able, please contribute a few bucks when you RSVP. Your contributions, along with our generous sponsors help keep Ignite, an all-volunteer run event, free for everyone.

Sponsors needed!

Sponsoring is a great way to support our community and connect with a diverse audience of designers, makers & crafters, web developers and other skilled technologists. More details available at Sponsors or by emailing

What is Ignite Portland?

Ignite Portland is a fun, fast-paced, evening of presentations where speakers gather to share their knowledge and passion. Each speaker gets exactly five minutes to teach, enlighten, or inspire the crowd, all backed up by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds.

Talks cover a wide range of (often geeky) topics, from roller skating to nuclear reactors. You can find videos from past Ignite Portland events in our video archive.

Help Support Ignite Portland

We’re still looking for sponsors! Please get in touch if you’d like to connect with our audience and support our event. You can find all the details on our sponsorship page.