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Think you can ignite Lincoln? Apply to be a speaker!

Ignite Lincoln is always looking for speakers that can get the audience excited about whatever topic they're passionate about. Apply today to be a speaker at Ignite Lincoln 13 being held Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the Rococo Theatre! Speaker application deadline is Wednesday, June 16. 

How to Apply

Create a video to introduce yourself and explain your talk (computer or phone quality is fine) and upload it to YouTube or Vimeo. Then send us the link along with the name of your presentation, a brief synopsis, and a short bio. All speaker presentations will follow this format: 1. 5 minutes to speak 2. 20 slides to support your topic 3. Slides will auto-advance every 15 seconds Applicants will receive notification via email.

Ignite Presentation Dos and Don'ts:

- DO enlighten us with cool ideas.
- Don't pitch or advertise your business.
- DO feel free to tell great stories.
- Don't ramble just to hear yourself talk.
- DO be gutsy.

Ideas for compelling talks (to get the juices flowing):

- Tell us about an interesting hobby or obsession.
- Talk about a community concept like living healthier or helping out strangers.
- Share your art—or someone else's.
- Teach us about your favorite music or movie genre.
- Talk about something unique to Lincoln—your favorite spot or local culture.
- Give us a story with a happy ending or an experience where you learned something.
- Share a moment you'll never forget.