Ignite Portland

Early seating with non-perishable food item donation | 5:00pm
Reception | 5:45pm
Show | 7:00pm

Admission is first-come-first-served, with early entrance granted to folks who bring non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank.

Ignite Portland 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 nuclear reactors to roller skating.

Ignite Portland ’s unique rapid-fire format starts at 7pm and 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 Portland in 2007, and have been running events ever since.

Lineup (not in the order they’ll be presented):



Friday, November 15