Ignite HR – Call for Presentations

29 Aug

We are looking for a few good ideas!!!

The Ignite HR call for proposals is open until Friday, September 16th.

We are excited to be kicking off this year’s HR Reinvention Experiment with a series of Ignite presentations focused on putting the human back in human resources.

What is Ignite?

Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global—Ignite is all of these and more. At it’s most basic, Ignite is a series of high-energy, 5-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with the world. Ignite events are run by local volunteers who are connected through the global Ignite network.  Ignite is a force for raising the collective IQ and for building connections.  And, due to the marvel of digital video and the Internet, the archived videos of Ignite talks can spread an individual’s knowledge and passion with the world.

Imagine that you’re in front of an audience about to present a 5-minute talk on the thing you’re most passionate about. You’ve brought 20 slides, which advance every 15 seconds whether you’re ready or not. You have a few last-minute butterflies, but off you go—and the crowd loves it. Welcome to Ignite.

What is Ignite HR?

Ignite HR is about bringing the format and energy of Ignite and unleashing it on the world of Human Resources.  We will leverage the passion and power of the Ignite format to light a fire of HR Reinvention.

We have set aside about an hour on the morning of Friday, October 21st for 6-8 five minute Ignite presentations at the beginning of The HR Reinvention Experiment 2.  So, we are seeking presenters. You do not have to be a professional speaker or even an amateur speak, you just need to be passionate about an idea and willing to speak to it in front of a group of your peers.  One of the reasons that Ignite is such a powerful vehicle for change is the great diversity of speakers, topics, styles and presentation experience that make up an Ignite experience.  If you want to get a better feel for what Ignite is all about, check out a few of the videos on www.IgniteShow.com.

5 minutes, 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide.  As far as rules go, that is about all there is.

Our theme for Ignite HR is “Putting the Human back in Human Resources.”  Got an idea, a question, a solution or practice that connects to that theme in some way?  Send us a proposal.

Here is a link to learn more about why and how to give an Ignite presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGENcskRGRk&feature=player_embedded#at=319

We will be professionally video taping each Ignite HR presentation.  These videos will be posted to the Ignite website, the HR Reinvention site and possibly in other spots on the web.

Selected proposals will be notified the week of September 26.  Those that have been selected as Ignite HR presenters will have access to coaching from an experienced Ignite presenter the week of October 3rd.

How to Submit a Proposal

Submission Process:

On or before Friday, September 16th:

  1. e-mail your submission to HRRE2IgniteHR@gmail.com
  2. put Ignite HR proposal in the subject line
  3. include the following information in the following order:


e-mail address:

phone number:

proposed title of Ignite HR session:

summary of your session, including why it relates to the theme of “Putting the Human back in Human Resources” (100 words or less)

why you want to present at Ignite HR:

five words to describe your Ignite HR presentation:

Questions?  E-mail joe.gerstandt@gmail.com





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