Got a talk idea for Ignite? It’s time to let us know: Our next Ignite takes place at Town Hall Seattle on Wednesday, Feb. 18 and submissions are due this Friday.
We’ll be reviewing submissions and selecting speakers very soon, so don’t miss out. Use our submit talk form before the end of the day Jan. 9.
Need inspiration, or tips on how to submit? Watch this talk from Ignite organizer Randy Stewart on how to pitch a winning idea or read the blog post that summarizes it:
We had a hell of a show last week. Big thanks to Bootstrapper Studios for getting these ready for online in record time, and to all our speakers, of course, for absolutely killing it.
Here’s the whole playlist.
Here, the full recorded livestream (show starts at 26:30 or so):
And the breakdown:
See you back at Town Hall Seattle for our next event Tuesday, Feb. 18! Stay tuned for more…
And we’re back! Ignite Seattle 25 is just a few weeks away on Tuesday, October 7 at Seattle Town Hall. The fun starts at 8 p.m., but doors open early so you can get a drink and chat it up. Thanks to everyone who submitted! Here are our 16 speakers:
- Fact check EVERYTHING – Jason Rantz
- Embracing the passion behind great works of interactive art – Meghan Trainor
- Radical honesty – Why all my cards are on the table – Benjamin Caudill
- Fixing politics – Nick Rubin
- Stuck making a decision? Get help from a radioactive banana! – Elizabeth Grigg
- Everyone is a fraud so just roll with it – Hanna Brooks Olsen
- In which flying robots bring us stuff – Matt Shobe
- Kitty Kafe – McRae Naayers
- Trust your gut: how microbiology is influencing parenting – David McAndrew
- Why working at Microsoft was making me mentally ill & how bodybuilding saved me – Anushka Rehn
- What it feels like to be hit in the face with a shovel – Randy Scott
- Trial by fire – George Perantatos
- Move over baseball, esports are here: or, why I shaved my beard – Jason Preston
- Armageddon’s alternate ending: Bruce Willis’ character becomes a trillionaire – Caitlin O’Keefe
- Return to Planet Krypton: What I gained when I lost my superpowers – Candace Faber
- Friendship science: How to enter a conversation – Camille Shea
Tickets are $5 – get them now and spread the word! See you then ~
Our next Ignite takes place at Town Hall Seattle on Tuesday, October 7th!
We’re just about ready to close talk submissions, review, and select the speakers… so make sure to use our submit talk form before the end of the day on September 1st.
If you’re not sure what to submit, or how to increase your chances of being selected, you can check out this excellent talk from Ignite organizer Randy Stewart on how to pitch an ignite talk:
Send ‘em in, folks: After a nice summer break (with some lovely Seattle weather, we might add), submissions are open for the next Ignite Oct. 7 at Town Hall Seattle.
But hurry: The deadline to submit talks is Labor Day, Sept. 1!
To submit your talk, fill out the form here. It’s nothing too fancy, but if you’ve never submitted a talk before, we recommend you check out organizer Scott Berkun’s guide to building a great Ignite talk. We get a LOT of submissions. Make sure yours stands out!
Here’s a little bit on what Ignite is all about from the folks at Ignite Phoenix:
And here’s a fun piece from KUOW on our May event.
See you in October!
Our great host for Ignite Seattle, Town Hall Seattle is throwing their 10th anniversary fund raiser called Talk of The Town, on Thursday March 6th starting at 5pm. If you don’t know all that Town Hall Seattle does, they’re one of the premier venues for bringing in speakers and performers from around the world to the Seattle area. We think they’re awesome and are happy to help promote the great work they do.
Talk of The Town: Underground will be a fun evening of drinks, food trucks, Seattle notables and rocking local DJs. After an hour of drinks and appetizers you’ll hear mini Ignite!-style talks — short and sweet like their namesake — along with the annual Town Hall State of the Union by Executive Director Wier Harman.
Food trucks include Skillet, Marination Station, Street Treats, Sound Spirits, Oola, and Sun Liquor will be at this year’s Underground. Notable personalities include Molly Wizenberg, Lindy West, Geo,Kate Lebo, Toby Crittenden, Hollis Wong-Wear, Michelle Quisenberry, John Richards, Marco Collins, and more.
You won’t want to miss this event, a distillation of all the great ideas from the Great Hall, brought downstairs for further discussion. Our home is your home, so grab a friend and come along — or make new ones at Underground.
Get tickets here soon – they’re likely to sell out fast. $60, $50 for Town-Hall members.
Ignite Seattle #23 is in just one week on Wednesday, February 12th at Seattle Town Hall. You can buy tickets now to reserve your place.
This is our list of 16 awesome topics and speakers. Event starts at 8pm, doors open early so you can have fun in the bar. Intermission half way through the event (for more fun and mingling).
- I Love Board Games and Here’s Why You Should Too – Jonathan Ng
- Food Hacks: Eat Your Way to Creativity and Success – Mark Briggs
- The Cheater’s Guide to Saying “Thank You” – Carly Slater
- Translate This, Interpret That – Geneva Hughes
- Baby names for people who don’t care about babies – Jeff Weir
- Talk now or risk being stuck on a breathing machine – Michael Westley
- Fixing the World’s Biggest Machine – Max Effgen
- All I Really Need to Know I Learned as a Car Salesman – Sol Villarreal
- Embrace Your Inner Clown – Sally Fox
- How Not to Use your Fitbit – Poornima Hanumara
- Girls, Technology, and Blood – Nancy Muller
- Polyphasic sleep: A body hack to live your dreams and ruin your life – Kyle Kesterson
- The magic trick that changed my life and how to do it – Steve Broback
- How To Know Everyone, And So Can You! – Zachary Cohn
- Where a Bookstore Becomes a Community – Danielle Hulton
Tickets $5 – get them now. Please spread the word. Cheers.