No KeynotesAll presentations will be given equal standing/billing. We don’t have “featured” presenters, keynotes, or special slots for presenters. Every presenter gets 5 minutes and 20 slides, that’s it.Bias/Pitches/SpamWe want Ignite to be about promoting and sharing burning ideas. If those ideas happen to take the form of the company you work for, the startup you’re trying to get funded, or any other self-serving commercial interest, then so be it. We’re fine with it, really. But whatever you present had better be interesting, because that’s what it’s going to be judged on in people’s minds. if you’re going to market to people at Ignite Michiana, you’d better be smart about it. Because if you’re not, it won’t be pretty…
Keep it PG-13
Selected presenters shouldn’t do anything that’s going to get you or us in trouble. In short, keep your topic legal and don’t be stupid. We try very hard to keep the presentation at a PG-13 level and we ask that all presenters do the same. We don’t want a completely G-rated event, but this is open to the public and presenters should avoid using language and visuals which are graphic, disturbing or suitable only for mature audiences.
How often can I present?
Presenters cannot present at two Ignite Michiana events in a row. So if you presented at Ignite Michiana #12, you cannot present at Ignite Michiana #13, but may present at Ignite Michiana #14 or beyond. Why do we do this? In order to ensure that we keep the presentations and presenter lineups diverse. However, we know that people have more than one passion, so that’s why we only require presenters to take a one-event hiatus before submitting another presentation idea.