We are always accepting submissions from passionate speakers who want to share what they love with the rest of the world. Check out our advice, rules, and links below. And when you’re ready to submit your talk, go here to see the form and get started.
First, take a look at this great Advice for Getting Accepted at Ignite from Ignite Seattle.
Next, here are some basic rules for speaking:
- Be geeky and original!
- Go beyond just being entertaining and teach something of social value (but not TOO much…you only have 5 minutes).
- Be qualified on your topic.
- Don’t talk about yourself for the whole 5 minutes.
- No pitching/promoting your business. Seriously. We don’t want to see company logos, URLs, etc. Our audience hates that stuff.
- Nothing below the belt. No slandering of people or institutions.
- Be prepared for your presentations. Don’t miss deadlines or blow off emails.
- Do not include video or audio in your slides. Only static slides are allowed.
- Event organizers have final say on speakers.
Finally, here are some links on preparing and delivering a great Ignite Talk:
How to Give a Great Ignite Talk from Scott Berkun with Ignite Seattle
How to Deliver a Successful Ignite Talk from professional speaker, Rob Biesenbach
Simple Way to Create an Ignite Presentation by Olivia Mitchell, who “develops approaches to public speaking that work for introverts”.