Ignite 2021 is a virtual event that will illuminate and inspire marketing professionals who are hungry to lead in this new era.

Why Attend Ignite?

About the Ignite Conference

A virtual half-day event that will spark creative ideas to help business leaders, marketers, and researchers keep pace with today’s dynamic trends. Ignite brings the distinct marketing perspectives of leading business scholars with corporate leaders from premier global companies together in one event. They will share insights on groundbreaking data to help you succeed in today’s business environment. Don’t miss out.

Who should attend Ignite?

  • Senior-level Fortune 500 business leaders, marketers, researchers, and trendsetters

  • Marketers across healthcare, retail, technology, and other industries

  • Mid-level marketing managers seeking thought leadership

  • Business scholars, professors, and academic leadership

  • University graduate and undergraduate students

What is the purpose of Ignite?

The Institute for Research in Marketing created Ignite to facilitate deeper relationships between the global business community, the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), and our supporters. Ignite addresses the issues of today’s business environment by bridging the gap between academic theory and business practice.

  • Share best practices to solve existing and emerging real-world marketing problems

  • Connect the Carlson School and Ignite Conference Supporters with the global business community

  • Raise the visibility and thought leadership positions of the Carlson School and Ignite supporters

  • Reinforce our strong, established financial foundation to ensure the viability of future Ignite conferences


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