Ignite Michiana will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at The State Theater in downtown South Bend, Indiana. The event starts at 6:30pm and consists of 16 five-minute presentations highlighting innovation and sustainability in the Michiana region. Talks can be related to business initiatives, community projects or personal passions.
The Elevator Pitch
Ignite Michiana is an information exchange, fostering and inspiring Michiana and global communities to share, experience, and enjoy different topics from the creative and subjective, to cerebral, inspirational, technical, and philosophical. Presentations will educate, exhilarate, motivate, and move you, and you’ll look at your world in a whole new light.
20 slides and 5 minutes is all you get. Not a second more. The presenters need to get to the point quickly, and make it exciting and engaging.
We welcome topics about anything that other people will find interesting. That’s a wide criteria and that’s just fine. If you’re not interested in the current topic, all you have to do is wait for 5 minutes and a new one starts.
The Presentation Process
Ignite Michiana will open for submissions in January 2013. All you need to do is fill in the submission form with a short bio of who you are and the crux of what your presentation would be about. The Ignite Michiana community wants to see and hear you and your talk, so share with us what really gets you excited, passionate, or fired up.
Once we close submissions on February 1, 2013, our team of judges, picked from our own community, select 16 presentations from the pool of submissions we’ve received. We work very hard to create a well rounded event night with a variety of exciting and compelling presentations.
If you are selected you’ll be contacted and the real work begins. You must develop the presentation materials, and submit your final slides to the Ignite Michiana presentation team by the deadlines assigned. Then you’re onward to the stage and your 5 minutes of fame.