Get Ready for Ignite Annapolis 5!


Coming (hopefully) Spring 2022

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts   

In March 2020 Ignite Annapolis #5 was POSTPONED due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. We hoped to revisit the event when vaccination became available however additional delta and omicron variants have further delayed the event.

Our desire is that all 17 confirmed speakers will be available to present once a new date is selected. We are currently coordinating with speakers, potential venues and the production team and aiming for mid-late spring 2022. This page will be updated last soon as a date and venue have been confirmed.

Ignite Annapolis is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get on stage and share it with their hometown crowd.

The evening is produced in partnership with Annapolis-based non-profit Leadership Anne Arundel. This follows a successful Ignite Annapolis #4, held in March 2019, which attracted a sold-out crowd of over 700 people.

All proceeds from the not-for-profit Ignite Annapolis #5 will go to The Capital Gazette Memorial Scholarship Fund benefiting students of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. The fund was created in memory of Capital Gazette editorial writer Gerald Fischman, sportswriter and editor John McNamara, editor and columnist Robert Hiaasen, reporter Wendi Winters and Rebecca Smith, a member of the newspaper’s sales team – all killed in June, 2018 during a mass shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis.

Receive top visibility and exposure to an innovative and dynamic community of thought leaders, artists, techies and entrepreneurs.

Do you have a message to the universe (or at least Annapolis) you would like to share? Enlighten us.

Join our team of volunteers in recruiting for submissions, coaching presenters, sponsorship outreach, and more!


We’ve sold out two years in a row….get yours now!

 Sit back and relax with our live stream of Ignite Annapolis 4 …

Feel like you were there with us when you watch this live stream…special shout out to Carlin Timm, who provided musical entertainment prior to the show and our wonderful emcee Rob Timm of WRNR.