Tampa, Fla. – May 16, 2019 – Ignite! Tampa Bay, a high-energy evening designed to inspire, educate, entertain and spark new ideas and conversations across cultures and disciples of the Tampa Bay community, announces its second round of guest speakers and master of ceremonies.
At Ignite!, community members involved in technology, arts, communications, education, non-profit, the government sector and more, fuel an evening of curated discovery. Similar in format to speed dating, presenters have five minutes and 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds.
The Tampa event is hosted by Technova Florida, Inc., an all-volunteer organization made up of industry veterans working to develop a sustainable tech-driven economy in the region. Technova focuses on advancing education and collaboration within the Tampa Bay tech ecosystem.
The following are the second-round speakers for this year’s Ignite! Tampa Bay event and the talks they will deliver:
• Neirda Lafontant – Making S.T.E.A.M. Mainstream!
• Jeff Truman – State of DevOps
• RJ Garbowicz – The Future of AI and Its Global Impact
• Kevin Miller – What I Learned Biking Across Florida
• Terence Okus – Advice From All the Dads I’ve Known
With the addition of this group, half of the 20 speakers expected to participate are confirmed. Ignite! will announce the final round of speakers next week.
Mark Sharpe, the Executive Director of the Tampa Innovation Partnership, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this year’s event, which will take place June 6 at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg.
“Ignite gives anyone in the community an opportunity to be a rock star for five minutes sharing their passion on stage,” says Ken Evans, this years’ event Co-chair.
Tickets for Ignite! will go quickly. General admission is $25, VIP admission is $40 and Student admission is $15. Tickets will be $30 at the door, if the event is not sold out. Corporate packages are also available. Get tickets here: https://ignitetampa.org/tickets.
Join us at Ignite! Tampa Bay for a fun and enlightening evening that will stimulate thought and fire up your imagination.
About the Ignite! Series:
The first Ignite! event was organized in Seattle in 2006. Ignite! Events are now held in cities around the world.
About Technova Florida, Inc.:
Based in Tampa, Technnova Florida, Inc. is a 501 c3 organization dedicated to growing the Florida tech community by operating at the grassroots level, helping people to learn, share and make real connections. We believe a robust technology ecosystem requires innovation, education, emerging technology, entrepreneurship, a united community. Technova produces events in support of our mission including BarCamp Tampa Bay, Ignite! Tampa Bay, and “Day of” technology workshops. We also support and sponsor other organizations that share our vision of an open and collaborative tech ecosystem.