The IGNITE Stage is a special venue where WCDRR participants are allowed 15 minutes to present a disaster risk reduction topic, project or initiative. Its aim is to widen the array of topics that are discussed at the World Conference beyond those that are presented in the main sessions and events.

The IGNITE stage will be open from 12:00 to 18:00 on March 14, 10:00 to 18:00 on March 15, 16 and 17, and 10:00 to 12:00 on March 18, 2015.

The application period has now closed. Applications will be judged by a jury based on their originality and relevance to current and future global DRR efforts, and accepted speakers will be notified on January 15, 2015.

Speaking slots are 15 minutes long including setup and questions. The time limit will be strictly enforced.

All presentations will be recorded on video and published on the WCDRR website, the UNISDR YouTube channel and on PreventionWeb.