ISTE Ignite Sessions

Ever have a great idea come to you, but it's six months past the conference proposal deadline? Or are you completely inspired by a new tool and you want to share it RIGHT NOW? Or maybe you just have a great ed tech story to share? Welcome to ISTE Ignite, where you have 5 minutes and 20 images to tell your story, share your tool and inspire an audience of your peers!

Ignite is a fast-paced geek event started by Brady Forrest (technology evangelist for O'Reilly Media) and Bre Pettis (of, formerly of MAKE Magazine). Each speaker gets 20 slides, shown for 15 seconds each on an automatic rotation for a total of 5 minutes of fame. The first Ignite took place in Seattle in 2006, and since then the event has become an international phenomenon, with gatherings in Helsinki, Paris, New York and lots of other places around the world. We introduced ISTE Ignite at our 2012 conference and our speakers and viewers alike have loved it ever since.

ISTE 2014 will feature three ISTE Ignite sessions with 10-12 presenters in each session. They're going to happen on Saturday at 2-3:15 p.m., Sunday at 8:30–9:30 a.m. and Monday at 4-5 p.m.

By sharing what ignites their passions—a professional practice from the classroom, excitement about a new tool that will spark creativity for their students or a personal story of student engagement-- ISTE Ignite presenters will fan the flames for their fellow ISTE attendees while awakening their awareness, stimulating their thought or spurring them to action.

Submissions are now closed, but check back  at the end of May to see who has been selected!