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.