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.
We are delighted to announce that Ralph Gilles, Senior Vice President, Product Design, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will give a keynote address to kick off the evening. Charlie Wollborg, of Curve Detroit and TEDx Detroit fame, has agreed to emcee the evening.
The agenda of 5-minute Ignite presentations is filled with a cast of industry enthusiasts whose passion for the industry is viral. They are coming prepared to share their stories with our newest generation.
Our third event, Ignite Automotive 3, will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015.
Networking Event for Students and Sponsors - 5PM to 7PM
Keynote Address and Ignite Presentations - 7PM to 9PM
Social Hour - Following Presentations
Royal Oak Music Theater, 318 W Fourth Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Tickets are available at https://igniteauto.eventbrite.com
Student, Parent and Educator tickets have been subsidized by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and are free of charge.
General admission tickets are complimentary and can be found on the eventbrite site.
As an added benefit, we will be facilitating internship, job shadowing or direct employment opportunities between students and sponsor companies at an event to be held in the hours preceeding the presentations. This will be an opportunity for students to learn about opportunities in the industry and about how to position themselves for success!
For students, educators and parents registering before January 22nd, we will be printing a limited-edition t-shirt promoting STEAM education. The shirt is a fun spin on heavy metal concert t-shirts highlighting technical innovation.