So what’s Ignite Lincoln all about?

In a word: Passion.

In more words: Ideas and interests. Pursuits and philanthropy. Stories and hobbies. Every year, Ignite Lincoln celebrates passion by giving 15 brave souls 5 minutes and 20 slides to talk about their passion. We also celebrate our passion for community by giving away the event’s proceeds to five local nonprofits.

With skilled and novice speakers presenting on every topic imaginable* and deserving nonprofits receiving donations that the audience helped make happen, it's impossible to leave the event without feeling a spark of inspiration. 

*To name a few: pastries, dirty haikus, landscaping, home brewing and RVs—we meant it when we said "every topic."


Ignite Lincoln 8
August 18, 2016
7:30–10:00 p.m.
Rococo Theatre

Doors open at 6:30. Ages 18+ are welcome. The Rococo Theatre has no elevators and accepts cash only.


Last Year's Nonprofit Recipients

100% of the proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales went to these five worthy nonprofit finalists with $7,000 going to Friendship Home in celebration of Ignite Lincoln 7. The best part? You selected the winner by voting live at the event. Bam! 


American dialects, Nebraska football, poety and being a grownup are just some of the things our speakers will talk about at this year's event. Check out the line up for Ignite 8

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