Ignite Amsterdam events at Mediamatic

Fast lectures, big ideas

Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Speakers get five minutes to present their idea. They make use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. Mediamatic Foundation organizes the Ignite Amsterdam events. Find out more here.


The audience - People listen to the presentations at Ignite Amsterdam 16. Simone Schoutens


Ignite was founded in the cold winter of 2006. On December 7th two hundred Seattle geeks settled into a small bar for a night of networking, cool ideas and, of course, a few beers. Ignite was a fact. Since that night, Ignite events have been held around the world. From Dubai to Vancouver, and from Singapore to Albuquerque.

Ignite is fast-paced and merciless, but most of all it's a fun, thought-provoking night, full of fresh ideas and clever insights. Ignite helps build and develop local networks, and serves as a platform for locals to connect offline and have a drink together. What more does one need?

Mediamatic is proud to be hosting the Ignite Amsterdam events. The first one took place at Mediamatic Bank on July 9th, 2010.