Ignite Phoenix 14 Seeking Submissions

Got a particular passion in life that absolutely, positively must be shared with the rest of the world? Or, at the very least, can be expressed in only five minutes and 20 slides? If you answered yes to both questions, the organizers of Ignite Phoenix are very interested in hearing what you have to say.

For those few of you who aren't familiar with Ignite, the ongoing discussion series, which has been taking place since 2008, involves Valley creatives and residents stepping onstage to show off and share info about a unique subject or hobby that really interests them or drives them.

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Ignite Phoenix organizers have begun accepting submissions for Ignite Phoenix No. 14, the latest edition of the ongoing series, which takes place on April 26 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. And, as always, the subject matter that has been submitted thus far is pretty interesting and eclectic, to say the least.

As per the Ignite Phoenix rules, presentations have to remain of a family-friendly nature, meaning nothing of sexual or dirty nature (there's a special spinoff called Ignite After-Hours for such risqué or adults-only material) and can't involve a sales pitch in any fashion. Other than that, however, the topics can -- and do -- includes pretty much anything and everything that once can imagine, as demonstrated by what's been submitted thus far.

According to the Ignite Phoenix, potential topics that will be discussed at Ignite Phoenix No. 14 include rescuing pit bulls, the relevance of the electoral college, treasure hunting, and how TV can help save the world.

If you'd like to add your hobby or interest into the mix, hit up the Ignite Phoenix website. The deadline for submissions is March 22.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.