IgniteOKC XI Call For Speakers

IgniteOKC 11 will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 7-10pm at the Tower Theatre on NW 23rd St. Through a vetted process, final presenters are chosen to present 20 slides in 5 minutes. Our only request: that talks are not religious, political or promoting a business.

Talk Submissions are OPEN!

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IgniteOKC 2018 March Happy Hour

Join us for drinks at Guyutes!

Meet the IgniteOKC team, learn more about IgniteOKC’s mission, and our upcoming event: IgniteOKC 11.

Do you have something to say?  IgniteOKC is the perfect way to be heard!

Date & Time: Thursday, March 1st 2018 starting at 6:00p


IgniteOKC X

Date & Time: May 25, 2017

6:00pm (doors open) 7:00 – 9:00pm

Place: Lyric at the Plaza | Get Directions

IgniteOKC is a community-driven networking event that connects people of diverse backgrounds and knowledge through a series of entertaining, rapid-fire presentations.

From techies to non-profits to entrepreneurs, there’s something to learn and share for everyone. Presenters get 5 minutes and 20 slides that keep advancing – no matter what. It’s an exciting way to satisfy your curiosity, meet local innovators, and spark new interests.

Midnight Toast at Ludivine

Date & Time: April 28, 2017 | Midnight

Place: Ludivine | Get Directions

Cost: FREE | Please RSVP HERE

This Friday Night, we’re happy to welcome the weekend with a midnight toast at Ludivine, to the Midnight Toast! So join us in the bar on Friday night as we celebrate public speaking, networking, new idea launching, storytelling, & connecting!

IgniteOKC Round Table at Dunlap Codding

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Date & Time: February 21st, 2017 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Place: Dunlap Codding | Get Directions

Cost: FREE | Please RSVP HERE

This Roundtable series will feature 3 past speakers, (Wes Hamer, Eden Badgett, and Travis Brown) who will share integral ideas from their presentations, but will also expand on what is brewing in their lives and communities now. We will hear how the IgniteOKC experience helped them in cultivating, crafting, and putting their ideas into action.

If you enjoy good ideas, engaging conversation, and meeting interesting people in a diverse environment, this night is for you. For those of you aspiring Ignite Speakers this is the perfect time to learn a bit more about the process and how you can apply for our next main event, IgniteOKC X, coming May 25th 2017.

*Drinks and Light Hors d’oeuvres will be provided Courtesy of Dunlap Codding 🙂

IgniteOKC Happy Hour at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse


Date & Time: November 10th, 2016 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Place: Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse | Get Directions

Cost: FREE | Please RSVP HERE

mickey-mantles-logo-v2In the midst of the hustle, the challenges, the victories….take time to be mindful and to enjoy the moment.
We would love for you to join us at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse on November 10th from 5:30pm-7:30pm for Happy Hour and Conversation. There will be a complimentary happy hour buffet, 1/2 priced apps, and $2 domestics. Connect with an incredibly diverse community of people, share ideas and stories, and hear the details on our all new Friends of Ignite program. Save the date and we will see you November 10th

IgniteOKC 9!

Date & Time: May 26th, 2016 | 6:30pm

Place: Lyric Theatre at the Plaza | Get Directions

Cost: $15 | RSVP via our Facebook event

Ignite OKC returns to the Lyric Theater for a night of ideas and stories — each explained in five minutes with 20 slides that auto-rotate every 15 seconds, no matter what!
Learn about how lawyers are like superheroes, what punctuation has to do with mental health, and why you sometimes have to say “yes” first and then figure out the “how.”
Oklahoma City’s most engaging speakers will share their thoughts on everything from how we feed people in need to what makes an awesome individual.

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IgniteOKC Happy Hour

anthem logoDate & Time: February 18, 2016 | 5:30pm- 7:30pm

Place: Anthem Brewing | Get Directions

Cost: Free | RSVP via our Facebook event

Join us at Anthem’s Tap Room for happy hour! Help kick off IgniteOKC’s 9th Season with a brewery tour, have a chat with past speakers, and enjoy primo beer and delicious food truck nibbles from The Saucee Sicilian. Interested in volunteering at an Ignite event or even speaking at IgniteOKC 9? We’ll have info on how to get involved. See you there!

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Speakers Roundtable

Date & Time: October 28th, 2015 | 7:00pm- 8:30pm

Place: Dunlap Codding on Film Row | Get Directions

Cost: Free | RSVP via our Facebook event

Are you interested in being a speaker at the next Ignite OKC event, but are unsure what it takes? Join us for a roundtable discussion / meet & greet with a few of our previous speakers to learn more. (Spoiler alert: all it takes is a good idea and a passion for sharing it with others!)

This event is for thought leaders, and will feature Kyle Bellingar, Paul Folger, and Telana McCullough, moderated by Regina Banks. There will be time for Q&A with the panelists, as well as engaging in creative thought and discussion with some of Oklahoma City’s most creative and dynamic community leaders.

There will be light refreshments and drinks available courtesy of Dunlap Codding. This event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends, your neighbors, and your coworkers, and join in the discussion.

How to Win Free Stuff

Tweet a question for our speakers and tag it #IgniteOKC ! If we use them at the event, you’ll be entered to win a free IgniteOKC t-shirt or tickets to our next event.

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Meet The Speakers

Kyle Bellingar | “Can’t Figure it Out? Be a Child”

Kyle Bellingar Ignite OKC 6 Speaker

I moved to OKC from Florida in 2013 after finishing my bachelor’s degree for a project management position with AT&T. After taking a few months off to travel at the beginning of 2015, I began as a Senior Performance Analyst for the State of Oklahoma (Office of Management and Enterprise Services). I love traveling, and most of my time outside work is spent with my German Shepherd, Zoe, or learning something new. I’m passionate about lifelong learning, solving problems as best as I can, and making the world a better place.

Telana McCullough | “Creative Maladjustment Through Art”

Telana McCullough Ignite OKC 6 Speaker

Telana McCullough is a third-year student at Oklahoma City University School of Law where she serves as the President of her school’s Public Interest Law Group. Telana is currently an intern with the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office of Civil Rights Enforcement and sits on Board of Directors of Equal Justice Works in Washington, DC. Telana has served as an intern with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Global Justice Volunteers in Manila, Philippines/the Center for Changing Lives in Chicago, IL, Project Transformation in Dallas, TX and the NAACP Washington DC Legislative Bureau. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma. Telana is in law school because she wants to help make justice more accessible for society’s most vulnerable people, especially those who are marginalized and limited by a lack of socioeconomic resources. She enjoys dreaming, art, adventure and mentoring an amazing second-grader in her spare time.

Paul Folger | “Unlocking Innovation”

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Paul Folger anchors KOCO-5 at 5, 6 and 10 pm with Jessica Schambach. He’s an Emmy Award winning journalist who’s been at KOCO for 7 years. Paul has worked all across the southern part of the country including reporting in Dallas and anchoring mornings in Jacksonville, Florida. He was also an Anchor/Reporter in New Bern, North Carolina and a Bureau Chief in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Paul is a good fit for KOCO because it’s a breaking news station. When big stories break, he and the team are on it, taking viewers to the scene to show what’s happening first hand.

Paul graduated from the University of North Carolina, Asheville. In his free time he’s cycling, swimming, cooking or renovating a 1950’s hamburger ranch home.