Enlighten us, but make it quick.

Ignite Memphis, Vol. 8 returns November 18th at BRIDGES.

Twelve Memphians take the stage for 5-minute, passion-packed presentations. The rapid-fire bursts of ideas, stories, and energy take a unique format: 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll definitely leave inspired.

On top of all the enlightenment, your ticket includes complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers. Remember, Vol. 7 sold out in record time, so get your tickets early.

Doors are at 7:00pm. The show starts promptly at 7:30.

Amazing talks from these equally amazing people.

Katie Raines — Homelessness in Memphis: How You Can Help End It

Zachary Whitten — Skinner-Box One: Video Games and Addiction

Brian Wentzloff — Don't Be Afraid of Cryptocurrency

Joseph Miner — Everything You Aren't Told About Grief

Jonathan McIntosh — Hope Is a Dangerous Thing

Josh Horton — Creative Works

Rikki Boyce — Pride and Prejudice and Piltdown Man

Malaika Salaam — Black Nerd Power

Katrina Coleman — Girls Aren't Funny?

Laney Strange — 10 Awesome Things About Having a Food Truck (and 3 Things That Suck)

Gabe Martin — I Wanna Tell You About the Dream Hound

Claiborne Ferguson — Defending Criminals, Defending Liberty

Highlights from Ignite Memphis

Here are a few highlights from Ignite Memphis, Vol. 7 in April 2014. View all the videos from Vol. 6 and 7 on our Vimeo page.

All 12 speakers at Ignite Memphis, Vol. 6 in November 2013 brought intensity and enlightenment, but these talks were chosen by you as the top 3 fan favorites of the night.

View all the videos from Vol. 6 and 7 on our Vimeo page.

"Feeling charged after the #ignitemem event. A lot of great people making this a better place. If you don't believe it, you're missing out."

via @LaurenSquires