Ignite Portland 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 sponsor@igniteportland.org.

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.

Announcing Ignite Portland 12 — November 14, 2013

Do you have a burning idea that you want to share with Portland? Well, we’d like to help you with that!

We’re really excited to announce that you can join us on November 14, 2013, for Ignite Portland 12 held at the Hollywood Theatre, Portland’s Historic Non-Profit Theater.

All of the Ignite Portland speakers and volunteers

Speakers and volunteers at Ignite Portland 11 — you can join them!

Ignite Portland is an exciting, fast-paced, night of presentations where people share their passions and burning ideas. The rules are fairly simple: 20 sides x 15 seconds per slide (auto-advancing) = 5 minutes of awesome. Presentations can be on nearly any topic, so long as they can teach, enlighten, or inspire us. (Some examples from past Ignite Portland talks can be found in our video archive.)

Talk proposals for Ignite Portland 12 are open! We’re looking for speakers and we’d love to hear from you. The submission deadline is 11:59PM on October 10, 2012, so submit your idea today!

Need some inspiration for your talk? Check out the video from Ignite Portland 11 on our YouTube channel. We’re really grateful for brytCAST for supporting Ignite Portland and bringing these videos to you!

We depend on the generosity of sponsors to produce Ignite Portland as a free community event. If you’re interested in helping us out, check out our sponsorship details.

Volunteers are what make Ignite Portland possible and awesome. Check out our volunteer page to find out what help we need and get involved today!