Are you a student with something to say? Are you a teacher with a passion? Are you an administrator with a story to tell. We are providing a forum for educators and students to stand up and be heard. Topics are wide open. Talks in the past have ranged from Life as a Redhead to How the Rhetorical Concept of Ethos Can Save the World.



The All-School Ignite is being hosted at St. Vincent de Paul High School on February 23rd at 7:00. Our goal is to get as many educators and students as possible involved with this event. We want to create a forum for school communities to come together and share their ideas, the things that matter to them. If you are involved with teaching and/or learning, we want to hear what you have to say.


To submit your idea for a talk, visit the Ignite Petaluma site and click on the tab titled “Submit a Talk” and let us know what you have in mind.


The deadline for submitting your idea is February 1st, 2012.


What is Ignite?
At the events, Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions using twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds for a total of exactly five minutes.  Check out the Ignite Petaluma site and the official Ignite site for more info and tons of videos from previous events.


If you need inspiration about “How and Why to Give an Ignite Talk,” Scott Berkun can help you out. One guiding piece of Ignite wisdom – make it personal and have enthusiasm! Regardless of the topic you have in mind, the more you tie it to personal experiences, worldview, etc., the more that will convey to the audience and connect you to them.


You may also be inspired by the talks from previous Ignite Petaluma events posted to the Ignite Petaluma YouTube channel. You can also stay connected to us via Facebook and Twitter.