Our first Ignite of 2015 is ready to go on Wed Feb 18th 7pm/8pm at Town Hall Seattle. Tickets $5 at the door or in advance. Doors open at 7, with cash bar and a fun social game (you don’t have to play but you probably will despite what you think as you read this). Talks start at 8pm, with an intermission.
We received 50+ submissions, but alas, due to the laws of space and time we can only have so many speakers in an evening (If you know how to transcend space and time we’d love to have you speak about it).
Our usual fantastic MC Monica Guzman will be out of town doing super secret cool journalistic things. Filling in will be Scott Berkun, former-fill in host from Ignite 17 and multi Ignite Seattle veteran.
Here is our stellar roster of amazing speakers
The order of speakers for the evening is still TBD, but you really should come for the whole thing and get well more than your $5 worth:
- Think Like An Artist, Bryan Ohno
- How I Became a Kaleidescopist, Katarina Countiss
- Building Better Humans, Torri Brown
- Why Parasitic Wasps are AWESOME, Steven Chau
- How To Shake Hands, Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack
- Improv, Public Speaking, and You, Sol Villarreal
- The Best Hobby You’re Missing Out On, Katherine Hanson
- Hacking Gentrification, K. Wyking Garrett
- Nanosats Put Us All Into Space, Glenn Fleishman
- Being the Bigger Person, Cassie Wallender
- Eating Goat Testicles and Other Feminist Activities, Morgan Beach
- Hacking Rembrandt, Bill Ritchie
- Photographing the Unseen, Adam Philipp
- The Adventures of Founding a Business with Your Best Friend, Martina Welke
- How to Write About Your #!@$#%# Family, Scott Berkun
Please spread the word. A great night awaits you and your friends.
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.