We’re back ladies and gentleman, and thanks to our friends at Mediavine this is going to be an AMAZING Ignite FinCon event! Ignite FinCon 2018 will be our 7th year of Ignite FinCon. Whether you are new to the FinCon community or a veteran since the early days, follow along to learn more about what Ignite FinCon is all about and how you can get involved.
What’s an Ignite?
Ignite is a worldwide speaking event that follows a fun, exciting, and unique format. All speakers get exactly 5 minutes on stage and have to use a 20-slide PowerPoint presentation… on a 15-second auto-advance. That’s right. Ready or not, next slide’s coming!
Ignite FinCon is hosted by me, Eric Rosenberg, a veteran speaker at Ignite Denver, Ignite Chanukah in Boulder, and the producer of Ignite FinCon and Ignite Podcast Movement. Ignite events have occurred in over 350 locations around the world sponsored by universities, nonprofits, governments, and individuals who love everything Ignite is all about.
Each talk is called a Spark, which is supposed to Ignite a new and fun idea in the audience. It can be fun, educational, or inspirational. Most importantly, the speakers come from the FinCon community and are voted on by FinConners like you!
If you don’t already have your ticket to FinCon, grab one right away here.
How to speak at Ignite FinCon 2018
The first stage in Ignite FinCon is a call for speakers, which is officially open! Read up on the rules, and if it seems like your kind of thing, head over to the submission form to drop in your topic. It’s a good idea to watch some previous Ignite FinCon talk and Ignite talks from other events to formulate the best topic, description, and presentation. Here’s a peek back at Ignite FinCon 2017 in Dallas:
Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always a good time, many past FinCon breakout session speakers got their start on the Ignite FinCon stage. If you think you have what it takes, submit your topic today!
To be eligible to speak, you cannot be a speaker in your own session at FinCon. If you got a free ticket to FinCon, you are ineligible. Ignite is for everyone else to get a chance to get their five minutes in the spotlight.
How to vote for Ignite FinCon 2018
Once the submissions are in, come back to the Ignite FinCon website to vote! Anyone going to FinCon can vote on the speakers. You have three voting options for each submission. Only one vote per person. No cheating.
When you vote, you can say: Gotta See It (3 points), Sounds Okay (2 points), or Meh, I’ll Pass (1 point).
The top ten make it up on stage for Ignite FinCon 2018!
How to attend Ignite FinCon 2018
Whether you are attending on stage or in the audience, this year’s Ignite is made possible by our fabulous friends at Mediavine. Make sure to swing by and say hello to the Mediavine team in the expo hall or at Ignite. If you are not familiar with Mediavine, that’s double the reason to go by the booth! You’ll probably get some sweet swag and meet some lovely people, and you may even build a money making partnership.
Ignite FinCon 2018 takes place on Friday evening at FinCon. This year’s Ignite takes place on the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel grounds in our very own space. Get there early to grab your seat, grab a drink, mingle, and get ready for Ignite! Check your FinCon schedule for full details.