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:
What does Elvis have to do with the future. A lot, it turns out. Take a look inside the head of futurist Richard Yonck in this five-minute Ignite talk.
“Our future rarely turns out exactly the way we expect it to, either personally or on a global level. But there are strategies we can use in the face of inevitable and unexpected change.”
As a Foresight Analyst, I routinely explore the ways our world will change in the coming decades and how we might use this knowledge to create positive outcomes. I write for a range of publications including The Futurist Magazine, World Future Review, Wired, Fast Company and Psychology Today.
A wonderful, concise, and helpful four step process to reaching no higher than 41st in Rock Band rankings. Yes, Rock Band the video game. And incidentally, life too. Daniel Lee at Ignite 24:
“Every 4 years, we have the privilege of watching the best athletes in the world compete on the grandest stage. To be 41st best in the world at snowboarding or hockey is one thing. To be in the 41st ranked Rock Band in the world? That’s a different story…”
Daniel Lee is a Data Ops Program Manager at Porch.com
What do ancient curses and fairy tales have to do with everyday life? Are there actually lessons to be learned? Here’s what Abigail thinks.
“Once upon a time a girl moved to the big city because she liked the music scene that had been popular there almost 20 years before and because she figured it was as good a place as any to learn how to be a grown up. Sometimes the absurdity of ancient adventures is just the thing we all need to remind us that life does not move in straight lines.”
Abigail Anderson is a singer-songwriter. You can check out more about her at foxandphoenixrecords.com
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!
If you’ve ever wondered about what it’s like to run for political office, Noel Frame offers a five-minute glimpse into the life, and a few great tips on running your own campaign.
“In this talk I will break down the scary, overwhelming, black box that is running for office, by walking the audience through a handful of easy steps. 1) Pick a community, 2) Get involved, 3) Make sure “people in the know” know who you are, 4) Be ready to capture opportunity, 5) Go for it!”
Noel Frame ran for State Representative in District 36 in 2012. She is currently a Directory at Progressive Majority of Washington.