Ignite @ NN15 Submissions

Once again we’ll be closing Netroots Nation 2015 with an engaging, fast-paced keynote that will inspire and entertain. Using the Ignite format, each speaker will be given 5 minutes to talk, while 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds are shown on the screen.

We’ll ask Ignite presenters to present their ideas on Inspiration, Innovation and Progress. We want speakers to share a brilliant idea or simple concept that isn’t yet widely known. Speakers can tell their own personal story or tell someone else’s story that inspired them. This format is fast-paced and a little bit loose, providing an opportunity for the audience to be inspired and educated, as well as have fun!

Applications have been extended and will be open until Friday, June 5, apply here.

If you’d like to see what talks were presented at Netroots Nation 2013 you can watch them here and Netroots Nation 2014 here.

Want to know more? Check out the official Ignite site for tips and to view other talks. Or, check out this Ignite talk on how to give a great Ignite talk:



  • Who and how are topics chosen to present? Netroots Nation staff and select advisors will review the submissions and pick the ones to present. As with all Netroots Nation programming, ensuring that we have a diverse group of dynamic speakers is important.
  • How many speakers will you have? We’re planning to accept 12-14 speakers for this program. So we do expect this process to be competitive!
  • I’ve done an Ignite talk at Netroots Nation before, can I submit? Yes, but starting this year we’re going to favor new speakers. So it’d have to be a really amazing talk.
  • Do I have to have my slides done to submit? No, look at the form and fill it out as best as possible. However, we expect this process to be competitive so please clearly articulate the idea for your talk. If you’re accepted, your slides will be due to Netroots Nation staff by Friday, June 26th.
  • When will I hear if my idea was accepted? You will be notified by Monday, June 1st.
  • When does the program take place? This programming will close Netroots Nation on July 18th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in Phoenix.
  • What if I have more questions? Email Nolan at nolan -at- netrootsnation -dot- org.
  • What do I get for doing this? You’ll get a free registration to Netroots Nation (housing and travel are on your own) and you’ll join the short and distinguished roster of people who have spoken from our main stage.