Ignite@ASU Fall 2017 Speaker Application
This is the official application for Ignite@ASU, hosted by Changemaker Central @ ASU.

Ignite@ASU is a storytelling platform for passionate people to gather, share ideas and stories, connect with others, and create change through rapid-fire, five-minute presentations. Questions? Send them to Joley Hamilton at jphamilt@asu.edu. (Also make sure to white list Joley's email so nothing we send to you gets sent to spam.) Now finish this thing!

Location: ASU Tempe

Date: November 2nd (6 - 9 PM)

SPEAKER APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday September 24th, 2017 (11:59 PM)

Info Sessions (learn about Ignite, the application, etc.):

More information to be added. If you have questions, please attend Joley's office hour on Tuesdays at 3 in Changemaker or attend an info session.

Workshop Session (only required to attend one, located in the Tempe Memorial Union) -

October 2nd: 5:30-8 in the Graham room and October 3rd: 5:30-8 in the Coconino room

Practice Session (only required to attend one for a 20 minute block of time)

You will choose one session on either October 16th or 18th. Both from 5:30-8.

Tech Rehearsal (where the final lineup of speakers will run through the entire program)

Tentative - October 30th, 6 PM

For this application, please answer the questions below.

Please note, this is the first year that Ignite will have a set theme. This year's theme is "The American Dream has many stories, what's yours?" This is meant not to limit applications, but to shape them in a cohesive narrative.

Want to be a part of the Ignite@ASU planning team? Sign up for the Ignite Committee at the link below to get involved with our semesterly Ignite events, our Storytelling Series, and more!


Have questions about the application or getting involved? Email Joley Hamilton at jphamilt@asu.edu

Hello, what's your name?
(First and last name, please. Nicknames/preferred names are okay, too.)
Your answer
What are you studying?
(Major and school. If you are an alumnus, please note your degree(s). If you are a community member/student at another university, note that as well.)
Your answer
Campus affiliation and year?
(i.e. West, Junior; Tempe, Graduate Student; Downtown, Alumnus; NAU, Chemistry)
Your answer
What's your preferred email?
(Whichever email is easiest for you to check/access. Does not need to be an asu.edu email.)
Your answer
...and your phone number?
(So we can contact you!)
Your answer
Why are you applying to Ignite?
(What are you passionate about? What compels you to share your story with the world? How does your story fit within the 'American dream/stories' theme?) (Maximum character count: 1500)
Your answer
Tell us about your talk!
(What is your story? What do you want to tell? Make it personal; we are not looking for business pitches. The most personal and specific stories and moments from your life can often be the most enlightening. Think about our theme. Challenge us, make us think, and make it your own! Don't shy away from details :)))
Your answer
What public speaking experience do you have?
Don't be afraid if you don't have any, we just want to know what cool things you've done!
Your answer
What is the (working) title of your Ignite talk?
(Have fun with it! You can definitely change it later. Creative titles stand out in a crowded field.)
Your answer
How did you hear about Ignite?
(From a friend? At an ASU event? By coming in to Changemaker? Something else? Let us know!)
Your answer
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