Submit to Speak at Ignite Food

Passion. Everyone has at least one. It’s the thing that excites you, fires you up, widens your eyes, makes you talk a little faster, and gives you that rush of empowerment. What’s yours? We want to hear about it!

Ignite Food provides a platform to share life-shaping experiences, passions, and unique perspectives related to food. Whatever your topic is, share it with us by applying to be a speaker at our next event.

Once submissions close, our team of judges will go through an in-depth process to select 18 speakers that will be featured at the event.

Presenter Requirements

Each selected speaker will need to do the following:

  • Speak about your topic for five minutes in front of a crowd
  • Create a 20-slide presentation to support your talk
  • Attend a 2-hour presenter training session before the event
  • Arrive at the event a few hours before showtime (typically around 4:00 or 4:30 p.m.)
  • Avoid pitching or advertising for a product or business (including your own)
  • Allow your submission, presentation, and a video of your talk to be posted online (your email address and phone number will be kept private)
  • Agree to abide by our Privacy Policy

A Little Help From Your Friends

If you’re still feeling a little unsure, that’s pretty normal. Take a few minutes to visit our Submission Tips and Advice, or watch some of our YouTube videos to see what it’s like to present.

For more information on what the Ignite Phoenix judges will be looking for, you can also learn more about the judging process and our approach.

Submit to Speak

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