Hosted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the annual Ignite Off competition showcases the talents of interns from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Argonne National Laboratory, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) as they share their research through Ignite Talks, five-minute presentations in which the speaker uses 20 picture-centric slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. Contestants have access to an ORISE professional development course that teaches the process for developing an Ignite Talk.

Scroll below to see presentations from past competitions. (Note: Only ORNL and Argonne participated in the Ignite Off in 2018 and 2019.)


Winner: Kristyn Johnson, NETL

Ignite Off National Viewing Event

View more presentations from the 2020 Ignite Off.


Winner: Kaylee Cunningham, ORNL

View more presentations from the 2019 Ignite Off.


Winner: Hunter Thompson, Argonne

View more presentations from the 2018 Ignite Off.