Speakers Set for 2013

Can't wait to hear from the 15 speakers set for IgniteLansing 5. Each will use his/her five minutes and 20 slides to inspire & ignite us.

Welcome Sponsors

You make it happen!

Capital Macintosh, Lansing's authorized Apple Service and Reseller Center

Economides Inc. Architects, provider of architectural and land planning services 

Vertofore, provider of insurance software and agency management systems

The Venue

IgniteLansing5 is headed to beautiful Burchfield Park, the Crown Jewel of Ingham County Parks. Come early for some 'Pure Michigan" inspiration.

The past few years have been difficult for the park system. Budgets have been slashed due to a declining tax base. Many parks are in danger of having services severely reduced or even closing. Surprisingly, Burchfield is one of the least-used parks, which puts it at the top of the list when looking at which park to close.

This 540-acre playground is the county’s largest park, offering amazing scenic woods, trails and beach. For more information about what Burchfield Park offers, click here.

The Finances

Ticket will be free again. Sponsors will help support the program, but we're also encouraging you, the attendee, to make an optional contribution when reserving your ticket. If you or your company would like to get involved as a sponsor, check out the sponsors' page

Any proceeds of IgniteLansing5 will be donated to Friends of Ingham County Parks, a not-for-profit group of citizens that works with the county parks department to enhance the quality of life for park visitors and county residents. 

To keep the parks a valuable resource for this and future generations, please "vote" to keep Burchfield Park open by enjoing all it has to offer often and make a donation to Friends of Ingham County Parks. 

What is Ignite?

It is an event that combines local speakers with a social event to unite and ignite our community.

Ignite has two parts: the Ignite contest, where people make things, and Ignite talks. Presenters have 20 slides and five minutes to make their point; adding to the pressure, the slide deck must auto-forward every 15 seconds, whether the speaker is ready or not. Ignite captures the best of culture in a series of speed presentations on topics ranging from The Best Way to Buy a Car to Hacking Chocolate. What would you say, standing in front of hundreds of people, if you had five minutes?

IgniteLansing is run by volunteers and funded by sponsors and optional contributions when reserving tickets. Any proceeds of the event benefit a selected not-for-profit entity that enhance our Lansing community. Follow us Twitter @IgniteLansing and Facebook


Would you like to help with Ignite Lansing? We need people to help with day-of activities, production, and sponsorship activities. Email Tim, our volunteer coordinator, or complete our volunteer form.

Sponsor Ignite

Our event is volunteer driven, funded by sponsorships and optional contributions when reserving tickets. Corporate sponsors receive many benefits, including inclusion in promotional efforts and event signage.

Check our sponsorship page for information on how you can help present this awesome event.