Popular Ignite Event Comes to Loudoun/Fairfax

By: Lois Kirkpatrick

“Ignite Loudoun/Fairfax,” which takes place on July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn, is going to be a lot different from your usual networking event.

Ignite events have been held in more than 100 cities around the world, and this is the first one in our area. At Ignite events, you have a series of speakers who do five-minute Power Point performances about their particular passion. They must use 20 slides, and the slides automatically advance every 15 seconds. It’s a fun, fast-paced and entertaining way to learn about interesting topics, and more importantly, local business leaders who may be able to help your business grow.

“Ignite Loudoun/Fairfax” will feature eight speakers, including Paul Singh of Fishbowl Labs, Reston Limousine’s CEO Kristina Bouweiri, the Loudoun Hounds’ communications director, and other business leaders.

Dinner is included with your registration. You’ll also be able to buy beer, wine, cocktails, spirits, and unique “adult milkshakes” that you can enjoy while you watch the presentations.

This event is being brought to you by the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, which has nearly 1,500 members in the D.C. area. “Ignite Loudoun/Fairfax” will kick off PRSA’s new Loudoun-Fairfax group.

Tickets are $25 for PRSA members and $30 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, so register now!

Marketing Manager for the Loudoun Department of Economic Development Lois Kirkpatrick helped spearhead PRSA’s reach into Loudoun County and will chair the new Loudoun-Fairfax committee. Anyone interested in serving on the committee can contact Kirkpatrick at 703-737-8385 or by email.