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Ignite YQL

Economic Development Lethbridge is pleased to bring a dynamic new event to the city - Ignite YQL 2017.

In this fast-paced, energetic format, presenters get 20 slides which automatically advance every 15 seconds, resulting in an impactful presentation in just 5 minutes. We’re looking for 8-10 presenters willing to take on this challenge and deliver their passion pitch that is linked to living, working and learning in this bright community!

Ignite’s mission is ‘Everyone Speaks’. They believe that public speaking builds confidence in individuals and that events like Ignite build community. We believe that by sharing new ideas and challenging the status quo, we can build a bright future together.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 4 - 6:30 p.m. (4 p.m. presentations, 5:15 p.m. networking reception)
Place: ENMAX Centre: Canadian Western Bank Lounge
Tickets: $15/person

Purchase your tickets on-line or contact us at 403-331-0022 to be invoiced. 

Interested in presenting?

Check out some Ignite videos for inspiration. 

Also, please take note of these key dates for presenters: 

September 15: Ignite Application Deadline 
September 20: Successful Applicants Notified
October 18: Ignite Presentations Submitted           
October 24 & 25: Practice Sessions (all participants must take part in one session)

If you have questions or would like to brainstorm your 'pitch' idea, contact Jaylene Ulmer, Director of Marketing & Brand Strategy at or 403-331-0022.             

Be sure to fill out the following application form below, by September 15 in order to be considered!

Ignite YQL Application Form

Thank you for your interest in being an Ignite presenter. Remember, that this presentation is intended to be your 'passion' pitch and should link to the theme of 'Building a Bright Community'. Ignite is about having fun, and providing the audience with a quick and dynamic overview of something you are passionate about.

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