Here's how it works
Passionate speakers, random topics and a great audience... become a part of Ignite
Choose your subject
Ignite is all about sharing personal and professional passions. Sales pitches are a no no, but anything else goes…
Talk through 20 slides
After plucking up the courage and finally choosing a topic, our speakers are given 20 blank slides to prepare their 5 minute talk.
15 Seconds per slide
On the night, between 8-12 speakers take to the stage. With their presentations complete, each slide auto rotates every 15 seconds.
Inspire an audience
From hilarious stories to thought provoking facts, no two Ignite talks are ever the same…. so what could you talk about?
Our Next Event:
Wednesday 19th March 2014 , 6.30pm
Porter’s Bar, Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, Cardiff CF10 2FE
Next Event Speakers
Name: Jules John
From: Cardiff but living in Swansea.
Background in retail HR and Training.
Founder of Delsion Diversity.
Non-conventional geek, Louis has never watched an episode of ‘Star Trek’ or ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’. He has never ‘cosplayed’ or played ‘World of Warcraft’. He does however work with computers and gets all techy-geeky about comics, gaming and programming. Originally a software developer by trade he is now the Head of I.T. at Source Insurance Ltd based in Penarth. Born and raised in Kidderminster, England (Don’t Boo!), Louis now lives in Cardiff with his wife and 2 year old daughter. Louis is also an avid amateur photographer and has recently launched a website to showcase his photos.
Late starter who bought ‘proper’ camera (instead of a dog) to get fit.
Won a Daily Telegraph competition 6 months later and a trip to Singapore to capture images for the Singapore Tourist Board Calendar 2007.
World turned upside down. Left jobs in counselling/family therapy in 2007.
Winner of the Photography Award at the ‘Welsh Artist of the Year 2010′.
Now exhibits a collection of photographic prints, creates images for picture libraries, magazines, publishing houses and accepts commissions from individuals, charities and businesses.
Frank was brought up in rural Ireland where his passion for environmental issues and their relationship with design began in 1988. Since then, Frank has worked in, or as a specialist advisor to, enterprise, government, education and the third sector. This has led to working on projects across Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas. Frank recently resigned as Founding Director of the Ecodesign Centre to take a break, reflect, explore other things in life and start something new.
Having studied Industrial Design at Brunel I migrated to Cardiff a decade ago to do a Masters and work for local design agency PDR. I then spent a couple of years at Panasonic exploring Engineering and I’m now Technology Manager at The Royal Mint, playing strategy and product development. For now, my wife and I live in Heath but we would love to move having just had our first child. Running a close second to family, a love of Technology, BitCoin, Cars and Mountain Biking also consume my day to day.
Grace Quantock is a wellness provocateur, writer & co-founder of Healing Boxes CIC & The Sick Chick to Trail Blazer Project. She is thriving with multiple autoimmune illnesses & lives in Torfaen with her husband, rescue dog and far too many books. She likes fresh stationary, long stories, vintage hats and horses.
Ali Williams is founder and creative director of nofit state circus. The company is 28 years old this year and has an international reputation for creating innovative contemporary circus. In the past Ali has been a circus performer, administrator, director and she is now creative director for the company and has produced several of the company shows (ImMortal, Tabu, Parklife, &Barricade ). Ali is also Chairperson of the Circus Development Agency UK, and supports many other circus company’s and promoters in an advisory capacity. Though Ali focuses on contemporary creations she love the traditional circus lifestyle of travelling and living outdoors with a community who share a common vision. In 2013 she took a sabbatical and worked in Nepal on an anti trafficking circus project.
After 15 years as a soil scientist, Michelle decided it was time for a change..took the big leap and set up her own business by creating Damsels in Success Cardiff – a personal growth community for women who want more success without the struggle.
Over the last 3 and a half years that business has flourished and now Michelle coaches and mentors women around the world to achieve their own truly authentic success. She understands how it feels to ‘wobble’ when starting something new and taking that big leap!
She lives in Cardiff with husband Rick and 6 year old son, William. She loves spending time with ‘her boys’, and walking their German Shepherd Zuko along the beach and around Cardiff Bay.
Founder/Host of Careercake.com | Recruiter | Careers Speaker and Coach.
Talent and Innovation winner at the 2013 Institute of Director Awards and Canmol (Chartered Institute of Marketing) New Marketer of the Year 2013, her success has seen her front a number of TV programmes recently as ‘the recruitment expert’.
In a nutshell, Aimee is a successful speaker, business ambassador and recognised employment expert.
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