Presenters sought for ‘Ignite’ event Oct. 17

Student, faculty and staff presenters are being sought for a multimedia “Ignite” event that will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Tisch Commons of the Danforth University Center.

Ignite presentations, which began in Seattle in 2006, are fast-paced, fun, five-minute presentations of 20 PowerPoint slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds.

The theme for the presentations at the WUSTL event is “what you care about this election year.” Participants, who must register in advance, may talk about any topic on their minds that relates to the overall theme of the election.

The evening is being sponsored by the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics, the Campus Y, the Brown School and the Social Justice Center. To learn more about the history and format of Ignite presentations, visit

To register to be a presenter, email Kitty Conroy at Participants must provide a presentation title by Monday, Oct. 1, and a complete timed PowerPoint by Thursday, Oct. 11.