photo by MrAnathema

It has been an Ignite-ful year, and it’s only August!  Ignite Phoenix events have filled 2012.  We introduced Ignite Food, had our 200th presenter grace the stage at Ignite Phoenix #12, and got sassy for a third After Hours.  All this and it’s still only August!  Should the Mayan calendar hype prove right, we wanted to go out with a bang.  And we suspect we saved the best for last…

Yes Igniters, it’s go-time for Ignite Phoenix #13!

Correction: Lucky Ignite Phoenix #13!  We hit the dozen mark in May, but we’re an ambitious, people-pleasing bunch, and we couldn’t resist combining Lucky #13 with Ignite Phoenix.  Fortunately, we have faith the Valley of the Sun can handle a night of that magnitude!

Once again we’ll be at Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, this time on Friday, October 26th.  Ticket information and event details will come later, so check back often, or subscribe to receive updates.  Until then, it’s all about submissions!

Talk it up. Write it down.

The driving force behind what makes Ignite Phoenix events so incredible is the presenters.  They’re regular people who have tapped into what they’re passionate about.

It’s simple, really.  Cultivate inspiration by pulling from an idea, area of study, hobby, or life experience that affects you.  You’ll know it because when you’re talking about it you’ll be excited and enthusiastic.  It’s contagious, and people around you will want to know more, much like the awed Ignite Phoenix audience!

Then write it down.  Well, type it into the submission form for optimal results: you can’t be selected if you don’t submit!

Submitting only takes a few minutes.  A quick applicable bio, your topic idea, contact information, and click that glorious ‘submit’ button.  But do it quickly – submissions close on September 21st at Midnight!

And talk it up some more.

That’s right, tell everyone how awesome Ignite Phoenix is.  Tell them about your experience attending.  Tell them about your favorite presentation.  Tell them about your submission.  Talk it up!

When you take a break from all that Ignite Phoenix accolade chatter, feel free to tweet, retweet, like, share, or throw us a +1.  Help us spread the word, because with Ignite, it really is “the more, the merrier”!

Looking forward to seeing all of you for a Lucky Ignite Phoenix #13!