The Community Development Foundation believes that at our community’s core, the ultimate catalyst for growth is the ability to identify, engage and ignite the right people. Ignite is a one-day leadership conference featuring world-class speakers, incredible peer-to-peer interaction and an energizing atmosphere. Ignite will get you what you need to grow your own leadership skills or those of your entire team.
Vision: Ignite will engage and develop dynamic and effective leaders in the community who are committed to a prosperous future and powered by purpose.
Mission: Presented by the Community Development Foundation, Ignite 2019 is a one-day leadership summit inspiring attendees to lead and create desired change within their organizations and communities with renewed passion and drive.
CDF is the local chamber of commerce and economic development organization for Tupelo/Lee County, Mississippi.
Are you interested in sponsoring IGNITE 2019? Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Speaker line up for the 2019 IGNITE Conference will be announced closer to the event.
(Speakers are subject to change)
Registration is simple. Starting January 18, 2018, click above to buy your ticket and secure your place at IGNITE! All tickets are general admission seating. Sponsors seating is available for various levels of sponsors. To be a sponsor, please call CDF at 662-842-4521 or email email@example.com.
IGNITE is a Leadership Conference featuring nationally known speakers that will inspire, challenge and help to IGNITE the leader in you. It only takes a spark to IGNITE the potential leader in you and your organization, community and home. The IGNITE Conference is a one day event (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m) Conference that will inspire and encourage you.
Network with other leaders
Everyone is a leader. Someone is following you.
If you are an employee or an employer, there are people that are always looking at you. Some watch you for direction, others watch you for response. The potential leader that is inside of you can be "sparked" by taking the initiative to learn more about being a great leader.
We have hand picked some of the best nationally known inspirational speakers to help IGNITE that leader in you.
You will gain practical skills and learn methods that are proven to help your work performance
You will learn from real success stories how to be the best leader you can be
You will be in the midst of the best networking opportunity to grow your client base and your circle of influence
Ignite starts at 9:00 a.m. SHARP, January 17, 2019 and you CANNOT. MISS. ONE. MINUTE.
Be sure to arrive at The Orchard Tupelo (1379 N Coley Rd., Tupelo, MS 38801 GOOGLE MAP LINK) early, and grab a seat. We don’t want to take the fun out of the day, so you’ll find out everything else when you arrive. It’s more fun that way!
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
Parking is FREE for everyone onsite.
Your name badge is your ticket to Ignite. Just like a concert, you’ll need credentials to enter.
If you’ve already ordered your Ignite ticket(s), we will hand-deliver or mail your name badge(s) to you starting the first week of January (we promise you’ll have a badge in hand before the 18th).
When you arrive, be sure to wear your badge and lanyard for an easy, breezy check-in.
If you do not have the badge, we’ll have a will call open to facilitate your registration. Please bring a printed or digital proof of purchase to speed up the process.
Please wear your badge to ensure your access to awesome experiences!
You may sit anywhere in the general admission seating area.
If your badge says SPONSOR, look for your company’s reserved seats or table near the front.
We’ll be Tweeting and Facebooking throughout the event and want you to get in on the fun! Share photos, speaker quotes, videos and everything else using the hashtag #Ignite2019. You may even see your post on the big screen at the event.
Breakfast will not be served, so fuel up before you arrive!
Have no fear, there will be plenty of coffee, water and soft drinks.
We’ll serve light, mid-morning and afternoon snacks during the breaks.
We’ll have a 45-minute lunch break with boxed lunches generously sponsored by Tennessee Valley Authority. Use this time to network or catch up on e-mails and phone calls!
Your pre-paid ticket covers your event participation and food during the times already mentioned.
If you’d like to purchase any of the works published by our AWESOME line-up, stop by our on-site Ignite Book Store. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
Jeans, jeans, jeans. Leave your suits, ties and heels at home.