Jeremy Gregg delivers a thought-provoking speech about the American prison system at the latest Ignite DFW talks. He calls into question human morals, and how it relates to incarceration. He focused on four reasons the prison system exist: Punishment – they did bad things, we...

Boddy Thakkar is one of the youngest speakers at the latest Ignite DFW talks. At only 17 years old, Thakkar identifies as an entrepreneur who has worked with many startup companies. He has put on events from Zimbabwe to Korea, and has a background in...

At Ignite DFW, Audra Marie Stanley tells her story about teaching in Uzbekistan, and unintentionally flipping off her students through a mistaken gesture. Her experience teaching English in Uzbekistan ignited her passion for teaching. During her 14 year career she noticed something about her students. “It...

Jessica Burnham is a design researcher and part of the Deep Ellum Foundation. Her focus has been to create spaces for physical interactions that promote strong community ties between business and neighborhoods. This goal is what led her to Crowdus Reimagine, a project dedicated to...

  At Ignite DFW 6, Steve, who is vegan, gave a talk on ethical eating and the effects that meat diets have on the ecosystem.  He argued that a plant-based diet isn’t only sustainable for the human body, but also economical with the potential to eliminate...

Earlina Green is a business consultant  for Netchex, recipient of the eWomen Network Emerging Leader of the Year Award and the Sports Launch Thirty Under 30 Award. She spoke this week at Ignite DFW on the topic of bravery. She started out with a list...

Cheri Garcia, inventor of the Luminous Envy tanning bed, and PR worker for Mark Cuban companies, talked at Ignite DFW this week about Cornbread Hustle, a staffing agency she founded to help convicted felons and former drug addicts find jobs. Cheri explained that entrepreneurs often get into...

Justin Nygren presented on the state of social enterprise in north Texas. He who is Co-Owner and Relational Architect of The Grove in Dallas, which is a coworking space for small to medium-sized businesses, social innovators/entrepreneurs, and creative freelancers. They provide technical amenities as well as an inspiring environment for...

There was no short of interesting speakers at this year's Ignite Dallas, at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff. One speaker Brian Hasenbauer shared his life changing story through his passion for biking. Hasenbauer stayed away from the spandex imagery as much as possible as he described...

Joseph Brewster, the CEO of a DFW design company as well as his own photography company, often speaks and mentors on the topics of productivity and life management. At Ignite DFW this week he asked the question: Why do we scare ourselves? He explained that sane, rational people will pay good money to...

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics — with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement. The fifth installment of Ignite DFW takes place on Tuesday, July 19,...

https://youtu.be/HCDpy0VeQEQ?list=PLBSUBckYUX-PKuGpCBrZKAWMc4ATe9Nnx Krista Nightengale, managing director of the Better Block Foundation, took to the stage at Ignite DFW 4 to inform us about the future of Dallas. “We are on the cusp of greatness, but we can’t screw it up," she said. She began by talking about where...

https://youtu.be/vLlyy7-rmTY?list=PLBSUBckYUX-PKuGpCBrZKAWMc4ATe9Nnx Michael Pratt, founder of Panamplify, stepped up to the Ignite DFW challenge to inspire the audience with his talk about the "Star in Our Faults." According to Pratt, the reference to "star" means our strengths and the "faults" are our vulnerabilities. He quoted French playwright Molière and...

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics — with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement. The third installment of Ignite DFW takes place on Friday, April 15, at...