The Next Generation of Automotive Talent
An evening of automotive conversations with a twist. Fast-paced, thought-provoking, and social, Ignite is a high-energy evening of five-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Connected through the global Ignite network, it’s a force for raising the collective IQ and building connections in cities across the globe via video streaming and archives.
There is a widely held belief that the Automotive Industry is headed toward a crisis of human capital. As senior workers exit into retirement, the younger generation of skilled and unskilled workers is showing little interest in pursuing careers in manufacturing. The agenda for Ignite Automotive 3 is intended to inspire the next generation. It will be packed with engaging speakers who will share their stories and their passion for industry. Metro area students, both High School and College, will be heavily recruited to attend.
At Ignite Automotive, speakers have exactly five minutes to enlighten us – backed by 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, whether they like it or not.
As an attendee, you’ll learn about innovative concepts emerging within the industry, while networking with a diverse crowd of those passionate about the industry.
As a speaker, you’ll land a platform that challenges not only the way you present your ideas, but grants you access to an audience eager to listen. This year's audience of young, interested, talent represents a unique opportunity to have your words make a difference.
Past speakers have discussed everything from electric vehicles, design, cloud-based automobiles, to solar paneled pavement. We are interested in hearing from anyone with contagious passion for our industry and story to share with our newest generation.
Speaker topic submissions can be submitted at www.igniteautomotive.org and are open until Friday, January 17, 2015.
Our third event, Ignite Automotive 3, will be held on a week night in early February 2015.
Royal Oak Music Theater, 318 W Fourth Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (tentative location)
We are tentatively planning on charging admission to the event. As a marketing strategy, we will be providing complimentary tickets to students and their parents. Tickets will be $10 for others and must be purchased, in advance, online at www.igniteautomotive.org.
As an added benefit, we are actively seeking qualified partners to facilitate an internship, job shadowing or career matchmaking event to be held during the social parts of the evening. This will be an opportunity for students to get fired up about the industry and act!