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The history of Ignite in Cardiff
Ignite saw its first event run in Seattle in December 2006, and since then has spread throughout America, and Western Europe. Ignite’s ethos is to inspire and enlighten audiences with the help of passionate speakers willing to share their experiences. The focus is on passion for your subject matter, but it isn’t an opportunity to sell yourself or your business. No talking about why you have the best widgets, or how you’re going to save people money: self-promotion is a “no no.”

The Ignite format is simple: 20 slides which automatically transition every 15 seconds. For the mathematicians amongst you, that makes just five minutes. Having only five minutes to get your passion over, inspires a much more concise presentation, with no time for waffling.

We’re proud that the first UK Ignite, was here in Cardiff. It was launched by Neil Cocker and Claire Scantlebury in October 2008. Since then, it’s inspired the launch of Ignite Bristol, London, Liverpool, and Norwich, to name but a few.

Our bi-monthly events sometimes sells out in under a minute, and 450 people attend at the Glee Club. In 2014, Ignite was a finalist in the Canmol Marketing Awards, and in 2015 is up for Best Event at the Cardiff Life Awards. Ignite was also chosen to be one of the founding members of the .wales domain launch and you can now find us at
Ignite is a special thing to be part of, whether you’re an attendee, a speaker or one of the organisers. It’s always free and in the last few years we have given away over £10,000 worth of prizes thanks to very kind sponsors.

Please check out some of the videos from past events, and make note of the upcoming ticket release dates. Come and see for yourself what makes Ignite one of the best events in Cardiff.

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