Sarah Novotny‘s amazing Ignite Seattle talk on her identity crisis is a wake-up call to people on the treadmill of life making decision based on society’s expectations of who they are. Sarah reminds you that you are not your wallet, you are not your shape, and you are not your accomplishments. Then who are you? Watch Sarah’s talk to hear her story and to help discover yourself.
We were reminded of Sarah’s openness in her Ignite talk, when we saw her rocking the Google Cloud Next ’17 – Day 3 Keynote last week talking about Open Source innovations. Great job Sarah!
Amanda Saab gave her fantastic Ignite Seattle talk, I am Your Muslim Neighbor, almost a year ago. She touches on the wonderful accomplishments of American Muslim Women, how the Hijab is her feminist statement, how she won a MasterChef apron, and how food can bring people together.
Thanks to all of you who joined us last night for another spectacular show at Town Hall Seattle. We learned about our bodies, our spirits, our stuff and our wifi. Which talk was your favorite? Let us know and leave a comment.
Our sincerest hope is you had a great time and will spread the ideas of our speakers to your friends, coworkers and followers. And we hope you will join us for our next event. Mark your calendars: Ignite #33 is May 18th, 2017.
This Thursday (2/23) at 8:00pm is Ignite Seattle #32 – we’re thrilled to bring you another edition of the largest open submission public speaking event in the Northwest. We’ve sold out many shows in a row, as we consistently deliver a fun, challenging, fast paced evening of ideas, opinions and stories for your pleasure.
If you’ve never come before, or have missed a few, this is a great one to come check out.
Here are ten reasons to come to Ignite 30:
We are in Town Hall Seattle’s Great Hall, celebrating their 100th year. It’s one of the best venues for live events in our town (and their cash bar opens at 7pm)
Hate fighting with coffee shop wifi? Patrick McCanna will teach you all you need to know.
Have too much stuff and not enough space? Beth FitzGibbon will train you in storage hacking.
Trying to predict the future? Andrei Borodin will explore his (and our) obsession with causality.
Want to grow? Get Uncomfortable! Virginia Emery will explain how and why.
Do your kids make you angry? Get mad the right way, as Jenni Pertuset will teach us.
Do you have, and/or like, female body parts? Well Lets Talk About Menstruation! says Sara Gentzler.
The photobooth will be back – take pictures of friends old and new.
In his classic Seattle Ignite talk Make Art Not Content Scotto Moore will entertain you and educate you on internet art including what incents graffiti artists to create their masterpieces: the knowledge they have created a kickass piece of art.
Here at Ignite Seattle a small team of volunteer organizers works behind the scenes to make everything happen. Thanks to you, our fans, our events have become so popular now that we’re looking to grow our team. Here’s what we are looking for:
Marketing/Media Champion (P/T)
Ignite Seattle needs someone who can lead the way for our kind of storytelling on the interwebs. You will use your proven social media talents to transform our nascent marketing efforts before, during and after our events into a glorious wave of tweets, posts and shares, spreading the ideas of our speakers far and wide. Perks include working with a high fun / high trust team, your fill of good bourbon and wine and the joy of using your talents for the altruistic goodness of the Seattle creative community.
Minimum time commitment: a couple of hours a week between events, 5-10 hours a week, or more, leading up to and during the event (3 to 4 times a year).
The role: you’d lead our social media and other marketing efforts. This includes working with other organizers to define strategy and also leading the work to implement tactics. We all support each other, but we’d look to you as our marketing expert.
Rewards: none of us organizers are paid – this role is something you should do because you like Ignite Seattle, you love doing pr/marketing for cool projects, and you want to volunteer to be part of an important community (of ideas). You will meet many interesting and amazing people, as they (our speakers and audience) are the stars of each event – Ignite Seattle might be one of the most rewarding things you contribute to regularly. You’ll know much more about your city and what great things are happening.
How we work: We are mostly virtual (Slack), with monthly in person meetings related to the events and our speakers. We are all volunteers and happily wear many hats. You will get your hands dirty often as we are a small, lean team.
How To Apply:
Study the marketing/media efforts Ignite Seattle already has. What two things would you improve first and how? (You won’t hurt out feelings)
Give us a brief rundown on your past marketing/media experience (link to resume or LinkedIn is fine)