Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages… Ignite FinCon is back for FinCon 2017 in Dallas! Thanks to PT, Jessica, and the rest of the FinCon team, this year’s event is shaping up to be better than ever! While FinCon is still three months away, Ignite is getting started early by opening up for your topic submissions if you want to speak at this year’s event.
For the Ignite virgins, think of Ignite like Ted Talks on speed. Each speaker has exactly five minutes on stage. However, this ain’t your grandma’s speaking event. There are rules that each speaker has to follow, and they lead to a fun and exciting event.
- Every speaker has exactly 5 mintues
- Every speaker has exactly 20 slides
- Slides are on a 15-second auto-advance
Yes, you read that right. Whether the speaker is ready or not, the next slide is coming in fifteen seconds. Talks can be about any topic, which may or may not have something to do with personal finance and blogging. Fun past topics have focused on travel, near-death experiences, and even how to become a nightclub DJ. Nothing is off limits at Ignite!
You can get involved!
Ignite FinCon is produced by me, Eric Rosenberg, but it is far from a one-man show. It takes a team of speakers, sponsors, and a few helpers behind the scenes to make it all work. Here are the current opportunities to get involved in Ignite FinCon 2017:
Speak – The star of the show is our roster of speakers. To speak at Ignite, submit your topic. When submissions close, the entire FinCon community will vote on which submissions make it to the big stage for five minutes of fame.
Sponsor – Ignite is not free to produce, and we have been lucky to work with amazing sponsors for past events. The sponsor for Ignite FinCon 2017 is not yet locked in. Contact me or the FinCon team for more information. This sponsorship may be packaged with an existing booth or sponsorship if you are looking for additional options to get involved.
Volunteer – I need about five volunteers each year to help with event-day logistics. Send me an email to let me know you’re interested in helping out.
Ignite works because of you
We have held Ignite FinCon events in Denver, Saint Louis, Charlotte, New Orleans, and San Diego. Join us for the sixth edition of this memorable event at FinCon 2017 in Dallas! Each year we have about 500 attendees, and would love to have you join us this year! Without the entire FinCon community, Ignite would not work. We need you to vote and come out for a great time at Ignite! Whether you are driving over from Fort Worth or flying in from Australia, you have a place at Ignite. See you there!