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Community Outreach: Ignite Pensacola


Imagine having a few drinks, socializing with fellow colleagues, and hearing the 18 most innovative ideas your community has to offer in just a few hours on a Tuesday night… Yeah, that’s what Ignite Pensacola is all about.

What is Ignite Pensacola? Ignite is a series of 5 minute talks given by people in your community that have an idea and the courage to share it. Each speaker is given 20 slides, 15 seconds each, to help convey their message. Topics range from technical innovations and environmental issues to how great beer is and why you love your cat. The fast paced format creates dynamic presentations that entertain and raise the collective I.Q.

Why Ignite? Ignite gives people the opportunity to share something they’re passionate about in a fun and relaxed setting. The 5 minutes really helps speakers draw on their most important points. Since there is no specific topic it allows people to cross social and cultural barriers and hear ideas they never would have otherwise. Ignite is a way to help expose the pockets of ingenuity hidden in the woodwork of Pensacola. It’s also a fantastic way to socialize. All the creativity in the room makes for great conversation over drinks with friends. Finally, the power of the Global Ignite Network gives the average person an above average chance at reaching a word wide audience. The bottom line is it’s a lot of fun and there’s no reason not to!

When is this going to happen? Tuesday February 8th at 6:30pm inside Seville Quarter. This is the first ever Ignite Pensacola and it’s happening during Global Ignite Week where Ignites will take place in 50+ cities across 5 continents. Ignite Pensacola is free but we recommend you RSVP on our website ignitepensacola.com. Attendees with RSVP tickets will have priority if the event reaches seating capacity.

I’ve got an idea, can I give a talk? Absolutely! You can submit your topic on our website ignitepensacola.com. We’ll be in touch via email with the details about getting you set up.

Want to know more? Head over to IgnitePensacola.com. We have more information about the history of Ignite and videos posted from past Ignites in other cities. Come share your comments on our blog or find us on facebook. Ignite is a community event and we want to hear from you.

We sincerely hope you’ll join us for Pensacola’s first Ignite. Let’s think, let’s share, let’s Ignite Pensacola!