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Ignite Phoenix No. 16 Is Now Accepting Submissions

Do you have something you'd like to share with the rest of the class? How about the rest of the community?

Ignite Phoenix is looking for innovators, thinkers, dreamers, and, most importantly, speakers to present at Ignite Phoenix No. 16, which is slated for Friday, May 2, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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Twice a year, Ignite Phoenix presents a series of talks by local individuals whose hobbies, skills, and experiences range anywhere from live body painting and karate to pairing books with wine and restoring historic motel signs.

Each speaker is allotted five minutes with a 20-slide presentation. Interested applicants must be able to speak in front of a large crowd, attend a two-hour training session on presenting, and avoid R-rated material and sales pitches. First and foremost, they must submit an application by Friday, March 28.

Applications are available on and require a talk title, talk description, brief bio, social media handles, and contact information. Judging will take place a week after the submission deadline, and tickets to the event will go on sale Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m.

For more information or a look at previous years' speakers, visit Ignite Phoenix online.

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