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Calling all Passionate Saultites!

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Ignite Sault Ste. Marie is hosting it’s seventh annual event at the Grand Theatre May 10, 2013, and we’re looking for fantastic stories from bright minds who want to share their insights with a captive audience.

What is Ignite?

“Enlighten Us — but make it quick!”

This is the slogan of Ignite, a revolutionary community event celebrating the passion and creativity of everyday people from all walks of life. Ignite events bring together artists, techies, entrepreneurs, academics, ponderers and others to share their ideas in quick, bite-sized presentations.

We’ve got some new faces to our crew, happy and eager to push the boundaries and bring to you another stupendous night of talks. We’re on the lookout for speakers, volunteers, and sponsors to get involved and make Ignite Sault 7 hotter and brighter than ever!

C’mon, help us feed the flame.

Nearly 200 people came to the last event, filling the Grand Theatre. The night was magical, the intimacy of the Grand and the big screen making it the perfect home for Ignite. We kicked off with an icebreaker that asked the audience to use tape and a deck of business cards to build something that represented the Sault in honour of its 100th anniversary. This was followed by a series of 14 inspiring bite-sized presentations that kept people talking well after the event was done. Ignite Karaoke made its return as well, with 3 brave souls doing their best to make a story out of random slides — there weren’t many takers this year, but the crowd loved the stories!

Call for Speakers:

Ignite presenters come from all corners of the community and from any walk of life. Topic choices are virtually limitless! Ignite Talks are 5 minutes long, consisting of 20 slides with 15 seconds per slide. Many past speakers presented for the first time at an Ignite event. At Ignite Sault, you’re in good company: everyone is rooting for you! It’s the perfect place to present.

Submit a topic. Deadline is Monday, April 15.
For more information about the event and to see past presentations, visit

The Date:
Friday May 10th, 2013
6-10 PM @ The Grand Theatre

We ask that you please forward this message on to your friends and coworkers; we want the spark of Ignite to spread! Thank you.


The Ignite Sault Crew