What is Ignite Phoenix After Hours?
So you’ve seen Ignite Phoenix, right? You took your entire family. It was a safe place to learn about what inspires people, and in turn, you were inspired. You thought of some of the presentations for days, and you couldn’t wait for the next event.
We needed something different, though, for people to talk about the things that are whispered. A place where grown-ups could talk about grown-up things, without a filter. People clamored for something risque, unique, out-of-the-box, uncomfortable. , Enter…Ignite Phoenix After Hours.
This is a 21+ event. There are a few reasons for that. The presentations are NC-17 to X (seriously, there have been some XXX slides!). Mostly, though, we wanted to give people a platform to be open, even use a pseudonym, to educate an adult crowd about adult things.
Some past topics include:
The Evolution of the Sex Toy
How to take the best dick pic
The culture of Burning Man
Choosing to Die
From Mormon Missionary to Agnostic Manwhore
…and many, many more that your kids don’t need to see.
Get the gist? We want your submissions on anything you CAN’T talk about at the water cooler at work, at least not out loud. Do you know someone who is overly enthusiastic about something that you don’t “get,” but that you think everyone would love to hear about? Ask them to submit.
Each presenter (there are 14 of them) gets 5 minutes to speak. No more, no less. It really IS exactly 5 minutes. And, 20 slides. You’ll see many different people, and hear about many different things. You’ll laugh; you’ll cry.
The best part? If you don’t like a presentation, another one starts in less than 5 minutes. Make no mistake, though: IPAH will still leave you inspired. You’ll be thinking of what you saw for days. Heck, we still talk about IPAH #1, and that was a few years ago!
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