Ignite Liverpool is seeking presenters for it’s next event

Passionate and enthusiastic about something? Could be about anything at all? Literally, anything! And if you care so much are you willing to stand up for just five minutes and tell a few people about it? Right then, perhaps you can help… Ignite Liverpool is looking for speakers to talk (about anything) for its next event in August.

Ignite Liverpool is an informal evening where members of the public share their knowledge and experience about a subject of their choice using a Powerpoint presentation for just five minutes. Chosen subjects can be serious, humorous, inspiring, obscure, literally anything and some are downright rude at times – but they’re always entertaining.

Ignite Liverpool began in April 2010 and more than 100 speakers have hit the stage to entertain its growing audience on a variety of subjects from cathedrals, Wimpy Restaurants, bell ringing, diamonds and let’s not forget Victorian cannibals and unicorns. Take a look for yourself – all talks are on the website and Youtube channel.

This is a fun, free and informal evenings of discussion and socialising for everyone, with ample opportunity to network after the talks.

Neil Morrin, Director at How Why DIY said

Ignite Liverpool is about creating an atmosphere that allows everyone the opportunity to be a pop star for five minutes and share the passion they have for something; it can be about anything at all.

We’ve heard talks about storm surges, margarine and the history of Air Jordans, unicorns, beer, and the list goes on.

Plenty people – and from around the world too – join us from home since we offer a ‘watch at home’ experience through our live stream video so the remote audience can comment and respond from their armchairs using the twitter hastag #igniteliv. It’s very much a two-screen experience.”

Get in touch

If you’re interested in presenting at Ignite Liverpool then submit your talk via the website https://igniteliverpool.com/submit-a-talk/

Listing Information


Ignite Liverpool

Date: 15th August 2013

Time: 6.00-9pm

Venue: Upstairs at Leaf Cafe, Bold Street, Liverpool


Cost: Free but please book

Tickets available from:


Refreshments: Pay Bar

Accessibility: The venue is accessible for wheelchair users but has no hearing loop.



Website: Igniteliverpool.com

Email: admin@igniteliverpool.com


Youtube Video:

Display your passion at Ignite Liverpool

Short video to advertise Ignite Liverpool



Ignite Liverpool

A documentary looking at Ignite Liverpool and it’s impact



Notes to editors:

Ignite Liverpool is supported by Open Labs at Liverpool John Moores University and Caesura Letters.

How Why DIY
A Community Interest Company that is involved in the production of a number of events in Liverpool including Jelly Liverpoo and Social Media Café Liverpool.

It produces workshops and talks that aim to promote a better understanding of the digital realm for all ages http://www.how-why-diy.com


Ignite Liverpool

Enlighten Us but make it quick – is the motto. These events are open, simple and short sessions where presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds.https://igniteliverpool.com/


Social Media Café Liverpool

Social Media Cafe Liverpool is a fun and informal (but informing!) evening of discussion and socialising for everyone interested in social media. Whether you are newly interested in the digital world, or are already a confirmed social media junky, come and be informed, inspired and share your knowledge and experience. http://socialmediacafeliverpool.wordpress.com/



Neil Morrin

Email: neil@defnetmedia.com

Telephone: 07940584482