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What is Ignite?

Ignite High Desert spotlights the area’s most influential and dynamic individuals, including movers, shakers, creators, thinkers, innovators, doers, and dreamers, in an energized setting meant to motivate.

Since being introduced to the High Desert in 2015, Ignite has provided an outlet for people who want to share a burning passion, unique perspective or outrageous solution in a fast-paced evening of discovery. Speakers distill their ideas into 5 minutes and 20 slides, which auto-advance every 15 seconds.

Hosted by the Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce, other elements of this fun evening include music, sponsor booths, food sampling from local vendors and “Ignite Karaoke” where audience members have an opportunity to deliver an impromptu narration to 8 slides they’ve never seen before!


Some gems from 2023!

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A Delightful & Unique Event!

We believe that public speaking builds confidence in individuals and that events like Ignite build community. Our goal is to make it possible for anyone, anywhere, to learn to present their ideas and their stories.

High Energy Presentations

Laugh, learn, and enjoy as we spend an evening together with some of the best in the HD

Meet and

Meet old friends and make new contacts as you engage with others before and after the event!

Sponsor & Market Your Business

Promote your business while you help build a bridge between businesses and the community

Enjoy Some Tasty Refreshments

Food and drink vendors will be standing by to serve you some of their tasty treats and offerings


Upbeat music will entertain you before and during the intermission, creating a lively atmosphere.

A Perfect Springtime Date Night

Bring your significant other to the event because this is the perfect springtime date night

Ignite High Desert Sponsors

A big thanks to our event sponsors and the Ignite Committee! Your unwavering support is crucial to this event’s success. It is with sincere appreciation that we acknowledge the role our sponsors play; without your generous contributions, Ignite High Desert would not resonate with the same vibrancy and spirit of community that it does today. 

Support our sponsors by clicking on their logo to visit their websites!

Presenting Sponsors

Flame Sponsors

Spark Sponsors

Ember Sponsors

Why Sponsor?

The Ignite High Desert event and audience is a reflection of our vibrant community. This event allows you
to experience talks that educate, inspire, motivate, and entertain. You’ll be introduced to new ideas and
perspectives, all presented by members of the High Desert community. The audience is diverse, but share
a common love for community, innovation and ideas.

To allow for companies of all sizes to contribute to Ignite High Desert events, there are different sponsorship levels.
Within each level, there is an opportunity to sponsor with a cash donation or through in-kind support. Sponsorship
is so much more than just a donation, Ignite High Desert offers fantastic perks to sponsors at every level.

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about."
Margaret Wheatley
American Writer & Teacher

Sponsorship Levels

  • Prominent logo on all promotional material and event signage (Event PowerPoint, printed program, Insight magazine and Social Media)
  • Logo Placement on the Ignite High Desert website ( with link to sponsor website
  • 60 second video played at event
  • Frequent sponsor recognition throughout event
  • 16 event tickets
  • Logo displayed as “Speaker Sponsor” of choice
  • Option to have a vendor table at event (No additional charge)

  • Logo on all promotional material and event signage (Event PowerPoint, printed program, Insight magazine and Social Media)
  • Logo Placement on the Ignite High Desert website ( with link to sponsor website
  • Frequent sponsor recognition throughout event
  • 8 event tickets
  • Option to have vendor table at event (additional $200)
  • Logo displayed on event PowerPoint and printed program
  • Logo Placement on the Ignite High Desert website ( with link to sponsor website
  • Vendor table at event
  • 4 event tickets
  • Logo Placement on the Ignite High Desert website ( and the printed program
  • 2 event tickets

Our 2024 Speaker Lineup

Here is our cadre of exciting speakers that will ignite the High Desert on April 11.
Click on the red button to learn more about them and their topic.  

Alyssa Sandello

VVC: Student Engagement Centers

Zachary Hill

There’s No I in Internship, Oh wait…

Paul Durham

Supporting Foster Youth in our Schools

David Penn

The Power of Kindness

Gary "Griz" Drylie

The Joy Of My Passions Amplified!

Joseph Flores

From Weak to Weapon

Weather Preston

A Millennial Marketing Movement

Martial Haprov

Pro Wrestling is Not Fake

Mike Apodaca

For the Love of Writing

Lynda Lambert

A Mother’s Love ❤️

Philip Montague

Discovering the Wealth Within You

Priya Kalyan-Masih

Rock Your Morning, Rock Your Life!

Purple Wendy Ramey

The Color Purple

Resa Barillas

Anything Worth Doing is Worth Half-Assing

Tiffany Gaudin

What If?

Tiffany Jablonski

Talking Shit!

Stacy DeVoll

The Perfect Tamal!

Brayden Mendoza

A Strong High Desert = A Strong Community

Tell me something I don't know!

Do you have a funny story, unusual hack or quirky hobby? A geeky passion. unique perspective or outrageous solution? How about just something that fires you up, widens your eyes, and makes you talk a little faster?

We want to hear it!

Our 2023 Gallery

Ignite High Desert Registration*

*Registration does not include physical tickets. All registrants will be added to the event guest list. Upon arrival, please check-in at the door. 







Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce

15428 Civic Dr. #310, Victorville, CA 92392


(760) 245-6506


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