What’s Your Passion?

Ignite is an internationally syndicated presentation series with a unique twist: 20 speakers fire off 20 slides in just 5 minutes each, for a night of inspiration-filled, rapid-fire talks.

Share what matters most to you. We’re seeking Tampa Bay’s most passionate and talented people to share stories, ideas, and inspiration. Everyone is welcome to submit a talk as long as you have something compelling to say, we want to hear it.

Submit your talk for Ignite 2017 through May 31st. 

Help Support Ignite Tampa Bay!

We’re looking for sponsors! Please get in touch if you’d like to connect with our audience and support our event. Just drop us an email at sponsorship@technovaforida.org.

Save the date!

June 29th, 2017

at 6:30pm


The Cuban Club

2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba
Ybor City, FL 33605

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.

Ignite is a production of Technova Florida, Inc., a Tampa-based 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.

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 growing ever since.  You can find videos from past Ignite Tampa Bay events below or in our video archive.

Look Who's Talking

At 6:00 pm we will open the doors to the historic Cuban Club Theater in Ybor City for the eighth annual Ignite Tampa Bay! Get to the event early and enjoy a craft beer or cocktails from the full bar on site, mingle with other guests and speakers.  Seating will begin at 6:30 and the event will kick off at 7:00 pm sharp with opening remarks and an introduction from our emcee.  Twenty talks broken into segments of ten each with a 20 minute break midway through and the evening will wrap-up at approximately 9:30pm.

We will finish the evening with a celebratory after-party in Ybor City and all attendees are welcome!

Ignite Tampa Bay is now accepting speaker admissions!

There arenʼt any rules when it comes to proposing an Ignite talk. We donʼt place any automatic restrictions on subject matter and youʼre free to submit anything you like. Each proposal is judged equally and on its own merits.

We ask you to submit a short description of your idea. A panel of judges reviews each submission in order to select 20 speakers. We announce those speakers about a month ahead of time.

Got a great idea for a talk?

If you have a burning idea for a whiz-bang talk for Ignite Tampa Bay, you’re in the right place.

After Party Hosted By:





Friends of Ignite

Dont Forget to Grab Your Tickets!