5 Minutes. 20 Slides. 1 Passion.


Friday 28 September 2018

@ Impact Hub Kraftwerk (Selnaustr. 25)

Ignite is a high-energy evening of talks by people who have a burning idea and the guts to get on stage and share it with their hometown crowd.

We are a volunteer-run geek event open to everyone. All talks are 5 minutes (20 slides x 15 seconds/slide).

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Will you step up to enlighten and inspire us?

Use form below and apply to speak at Ignite Zurich. Deadline 20.08.18 for next event.

Brian Iselin

Speaker #1

Talk title #1

Jack Vincent

Speaker #2

Talk title #2
Jim Carson


Talk title #3
Sabine van T Hart


Talk title #4
Ossama Khalaf


Talk title #5
Lesley Stephenson

Ariane Leanza Heinz

Reginald B. Saunders


Talk title #6
Reginald B. Saunders


Talk title #9
Marcus Gisi


Talk title #7
Marcus Gisi


Talk title #10
Guido Schwarz


Talk title #8
Joel Blom

Joel Blom



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Speak at Ignite

Who's this for?

Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. You come on stage. Your palms sweat. You can hear the thump of your blood rushing. Your voice cracks for an instant and then you launch into a rant for 300 straight seconds, wearing your passion on your sleeve, barely pausing to breathe. The crowd goes wild.

What's your burning idea?

There is no theme for Ignite. You can talk about virtually anything as long as you can show us your passion for it. What’s the thing you most geek out about? What’s the topic of conversation that quickens your pulse and sets your toe a-tappin’? That is what we want to hear you speak about.

The Ignite Audience

The audience at Ignite is generous and patient. They know the Ignite format is difficult, and they realize you might be an absolute beginner at public speaking. Don’t worry – they’ve got your back. You’re giving them your passion and your vulnerability, and they love you for that. You won’t find a more appreciative audience at any other event.


All speakers get equal time and equal billing. All talks are 5 minutes. You create 20 slides, and we set them up to auto-advance every 15 seconds.

This ain't self-help time

Some people think Ignite is about self-help talks. It isn’t. Nobody wants to hear a preachy pep talk. We’re already “good enough and smart enough,” so let’s keep this about you and your passionate ideas.

Seriously, no pitching

Finally, we’re serious about the no pitching thing. We know that sometimes a speaker must mention their profession in order to give their talk context, which is totally fine. But Ignite is not the place to tout your organization or to troll for clients.

Let me speak!

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We couldn’t host Ignite without our generous sponsors.

Ignite Zurich at Kraftwerk

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If you have questions about Ignite, or would like to provide some feedback, please contact us.

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