Ignite Tampa Bay is a fun, fast-paced, evening of presentations where speakers gather to share their knowledge and passion.
Each speaker gets exactly five minutes to teach, enlighten, or inspire the crowd, all backed up by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds.
Talks cover a wide range of (often geeky) topics, from roller skating to nuclear reactors.
Ignite Tampa Bay’s unique rapid-fire format draws a loyal audience that reflects our vibrant community, often filling our venues to capacity. Each event is different, but you’re sure to experience talks that will educate, inspire, motivate, and entertain.The Ignite concept first appeared in Seattle in 2006 and has since spread to many cities across the globe. We brought Ignite to Tampa Bay in 2008, and have been running events ever since.
Ignite is a production of Technova Florida, Inc., a Tampa based nonprofit dedicated to creating resilient, radically inclusive tech and maker communities that empower positive change. Our all volunteer organization produces other events throughout the year including Barcamp Tampa Bay each fall.
The Ignite concept first appeared in Seattle in 2006 and has since spread to many cities across the globe. We brought Ignite to Tampa Bay in 2008, and have been growing ever since. You can find videos from past Ignite Tampa Bay events below or in our video archive and press coverage from Ignite! 2014.
Jane Castor’s decisive leadership is evident in all aspects of her 31 year career. She was elected the first female president of a police academy class and 26 years later, she became the first woman to lead the Tampa Police Department. Chief Castor retired this year and but hasn’t stepped away from helping the community and those who protect it. She now leads Rise Tampa a non profit organization ensures Tampa police officers are receiving the latest training, safety equipment and using cutting edge technology to keep citizens safe while providing growth opportunities to our most underprivileged children.