Submit your talk to After Hours

What’s your passion?

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photo courtesy Devon Christopher Adams

We all have at least one. That activity that excites you, the concept that gets you fired you up, the object of your deepest desire. Does it make your heart beat faster? Give you a little rush of excitement? We want to hear about it!

Just like our sister event, Ignite Phoenix, After Hours provides the platform to share these life-shaping experiences, passions, and unique perspectives, we just choose to do it in a more intimate setting, limit the audience to 21+ and open the forum to all subjects – Religion, Politics, Taboos, Sex, Drugs. Whatever your topic is, share it with us.


Each selected speaker will need to do the following:

  • Speak about your topic for five minutes in front of a crowd
  • Create a 20-slide presentation to support your talk
  • Be available November 20th for the event
  • Arrive at the event a few hours before show time (typically around 5:00 or 5:30 p.m.)
  • Avoid pitching or advertising for a product or business (including your own)
  • Agree to abide by our Privacy Policy

It’s pretty simple. We go over all the submissions and select 16 people to present at the event. You can see all the talks we’ve received so far right here.

The Deadline

Submissions are open until Friday, October 30, at 11:59 p.m., and judging will take place the following day.

Submit your talk!

Don’t be nervous! The Ignite Phoenix audience is the most supportive audience you’ll ever meet. If something turns you on, they’ll be into it with you. For extra protection, we don’t video tape this show and we give you the option to use an alias.

If you’re still feeling a little unsure, that’s pretty normal. Take a few minutes to read these tips, then submit your idea – it’s painless, we promise!

Just click here to submit your After Hours Talk!!

Submissions are CLOSED for After Hours #5! But hang onto that idea of yours, because we will be doing this again!

Note that you must be 21 years old to speak at or attend Ignite Phoenix After Hours. Submissions close October 30, 2015. 

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