It’s possible that our kids will see the dawn of the 22nd century. It's closer than you think.

November 13 | LA Waterfront

  • Conversations

  • Keynotes

  • IGNITE22 Challenge

  • Tabletop Expo

  • Investor Pitches

  • Tech Demos

  • Entertainment

  • Food

  • Expert Insights

  • Startup Storytelling

  • Investor Meetings

At IGNITE22 entrepreneurs meet investors; corporate leaders discover emerging technologies; and researchers learn about market opportunities for their scientific discoveries. It’s a place to break down silos and engage with passionate tech innovators from across industry sectors and around the world. And most importantly, IGNITE22 is a celebration and a gathering of individuals who are shaping the 22nd century!

Conversations Shaping the Future



Bluetech brings together enabling technology from AI, water and energy, biotech and life sciences; to aerospace, logistics and more. Check out the entrepreneur ecosystem focused on all things ocean.



Lab-to-table, cellular aquaculture, vertical farming? Listen in on this lively conversation considering how we think about feeding the planet, not just the technology that enables this new reality.



IIoT, smart cities, robotics, machine learning, AI, AR/VR. Do androids dream of electric sheep? How do we build a thriving connected future for humans and bots alike? What will work look like in the 22nd century?

IGNITE22 at the LA Waterfront

  • LA Waterfront

    Set against the backdrop of the Port of Los Angeles, the LA Waterfront features marinas and beaches, museums and historical landmarks, open spaces and an eclectic art scene.
  • 6th Street

    Home to First Thursday Art Walk, Friday Farmers Market and Fleet Week, 6th Street is the epitome of artist community meets historic port town and an authentic blend of old and new.
  • AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

    Take a tour of AltaSea, a 35-acre urban ocean campus where ocean science meets business, education and community.
  • Warner Grand Theatre

    This 1931 movie palace is a thriving 1500-seat performing arts center and the setting for the Summit and IGNITE22 Challenge Finals
  • Space455

    Investor-only pitches, funder-founder meetings, and the VIP Lounge at San Pedro’s only coworking space
  • Arches on 6th

    With high open ceilings and concrete floors, the building offers 10,000 sq.ft of industrial creative space for tech exhibits and demos.

2018 Highlights

IGNITE22 2018: Let the Show Begin!

On the Road to Zero Emission with Effenco

Drones for Every Occasion

Checking Out the Sea Status App

FREDsense Explained

Lux Virtual Artist

Starling Data's Power Trackers

Brew & Conversation #1

Braid Theory CEO Emcees the Small Stage

Collaboration in Action

Larta Institute Partner Pavilion

Ready for the Doors to Open

'Hawking' the Last Hundred Years Panel

Brew & Conversation #2

Drone Training Demos

Brew & Conversation #3

Checking out the Tech

Gutter Bin Explained


Brew & Conversation #4

Full House for the Panels

2018 Sponsors, Exhibitors, Speakers & Partners