BISD IGNITE is Burleson ISD’s student speaker series.  The goal of this event is to encourage students to engage in innovative thinking and inspire transformation through the ideas and solutions that they share. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the STEAM Middle School located at 900 SW Hillside, Burleson, TX 76028.

The theme of the speaker series is “IGNITE your passion and share.” This theme is broad and encompasses many subjects to allow students to speak on local, national or international topics, that may include social issues, education, technology, science, medicine, or any other subject a student is passionate about.

IGNITE Format:

  • Students speak for 5 minutes, from memory, about a topic of interest to them, a problem they want to solve, or a solution to a problem that no one has solved
  • Their speech is accompanied by 20 slides that advance automatically

Evaluation Components:

  • Nonverbal Skills: Eye contact, body language & poise
  • Verbal Skills: Enthusiasm & elocution
  • Content: Subject knowledge, organization & mechanics

Speaker Eligibility

  • Must be BISD student in grades 4-12
  • Must present during the annual October IGNITE event

Speaker Registration:

If you would like to participate in this year’s BISD IGNITE event, please complete the form at the link above so that we may gauge the number of attendees.  If you have questions, please call 817-245-1133 or email:  Thank you!