If you’ve been to a DNN Conference in the past 4 or 5 years you’ve most likely witnessed the Ignite Sessions at the end of the day. I remember when we introduced the Ignite Sessions for the very first time in Charlotte. Those who were aware of the Ignite style of presentations loved it while those who had never seen it before wondered exactly what was happening! Since then though, everyone seems to have grown to enjoy the sessions, I know that I do.
What is An Ignite Presentation?
style presentations started in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Brad Pettis. The first Ignite event took place around 10 years ago in Seattle. The slogan for Ignite Sessions is “Enlighten us, but make it quick
” and the Ignite Presentation concept has really grown since it’s inception.
In an Ignite presentation speakers get 20 slides which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The speaker does not control the PowerPoint slides once the presentation starts, speakers just have to stay on track. Regardless of if the speaker is finished with their thoughts or statements, when 15 seconds is up, the presentation advances to the next slide. This limited time for each slide forces speakers to communicate thoughts in a short, succinct way. The auto-advancing slides also create a rhythm to the presentations. The presentation is 5 minutes total for each speaker and the presentations are fun to watch!
Submit Your Ignite Presentation
Ignite presentations wouldn’t be great without you! Choose any topic to speak about that you want. It doesn’t have to be 100% related to DNN, interesting ideas are welcomed. To submit simply go to the Speaker’s page
fill out the information about your session and click the “Submit
” button. We look forward to receiving your Ignite session submissions.
Ignite Session Submission Deadline is October 28th
Submit Your Ignite Session Now
Check Out Past Ignite Presentations
Over the years we’ve had some awesome Ignite presentations at past conferences. We hope you will join the list of DNN Ignite Speakers!
Here are a few example Ignite Sessions from conferences past: