Submit A Talk

Passion. Everyone has at least one. It’s that something 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 it!

Ignite Phoenix provides the platform to share these life-shaping experiences, passions, and unique perspectives. Whatever your topic is (as long as it’s PG-13 or lower and not a sales pitch), share it with us in a submission below.

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

We love to see past presenters continue to support Ignite after speaking at one of our events. However, in order to allow everyone a chance to share their passion, submissions will only be accepted from people who have not spoken at a previous numbered Ignite Phoenix event (e.g., Ignite Phoenix #1, #2, etc.). Presenters who have spoken at a smaller event like Ignite Phoenix After Hours or Ignite Food are welcome to submit a talk.

A little help from your friends

If you’re still feeling a little unsure, that’s pretty normal. Take a few minutes to read these tips, 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 our approach, read the Submission Guidelines, or see the talks that have been submitted so far.

Deadline to apply

Submissions are open until Friday, February 26, 2016, at 11:59 p.m., and judging will take place the following week.