Get Ready for Ignite Annapolis 5!

Ignite Annapolis 5 SPEAKERS Announced!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts   

Evening timeline:

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktails and Networking

(Cash and credit accepted for beer/wine/water – there will be complimentary snacks too!)

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Presentations with a 20 minute Intermission (Cash bar and complimentary snacks)

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, which will be emceed by local radio DJ Rob Timm of WRNR, is produced in partnership with Annapolis-based non-profit The Friends Foundation. 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.

Tickets for Ignite Annapolis #5 are on sale now here. In addition to attending the event, there are three ways that Annapolis-area residents can get involved.

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.