Ignite Bristol is a free, public event for people to share ideas on a local and global platform. Since 2010 we have run 9 events at venues across the city such as the Colston Hall, Tobacco Factory, Spike Island. The volunteer team would like to keep Ignite free. To do this we have to cover our costs at the Colston Hall, and fund whichever venue we are allowed to use next! All contributions are very gratefully received and will be acknowledged (unless specified otherwise) via social media.
Ignite got its start in Seattle in December, 2006, as a personal project of O’Reilly’s Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. They dreamed up an event where people could share their ideas over beer, and sent word out through their network. On December 7, two hundred Seattle geeks looking for “a fun night of geekery and networking” squeezed into a bar on Capitol Hill. Then 25 intrepid locals took a turn on the stage for their five-minute Ignite talks. The consensus was that it was a blast. Word got out, and other communities wanted Ignite in their cities. Brady and Bre turned the event over to O’Reilly, and since then hundreds Ignites have been held around the world.
Watching inspiring talks from Bristol, London, Cardiff, Seattle, Boston, Mumbai and more at IgniteShow.com.