Ignite Tampa Bay 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.
Ignite Tampa Bay’s unique rapid-fire format draws a loyal audience that reflects our vibrant community, often filling our venues to capacity. Each event is different, but you’re sure to experience talks that will educate, inspire, motivate, and entertain.
The Ignite concept first appeared in Seattle in 2006 and has since spread to many cities across the globe. We brought Ignite to Tampa Bay in 2008, and have been running events ever since. For more information on Ignite, please take a look at the O’Reilly Ignite site to see what inspired us to bring Ignite to Tampa Bay.
Ignite is a production of Technova Florida, Inc., a Tampa based 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to creating resilient, radically inclusive tech and maker communities that empower positive change. Our all volunteer organization produces other events throughout the year including Barcamp Tampa Bay each fall.
Check out videos from past Ignite Tampa Bay events in our video archive and highlights of some previous at the following links: