Thank you for being part of another Seattle Town Hall event! Your support helps us continue to use storytelling to build community and bring people together. A big thank you to Town Hall for making this event possible and safe.
Need more Ignite Seattle in your life? You’re in luck! We have videos and photos from Ignite #42 ready for your viewing pleasure. Videos from each Ignite #42 talk can be found here. Please share your favorites on social media (@ignitesea #ignitesea). We want these people to have their stories heard by as many people as we can.
Woohoo – Ignite Seattle #42 is happening Feb 17! We have selected 10 outstanding speakers.
Our speaker lineup (in no particular order):
Someone Finally Showed Me How to Walk by Doug Thomas
Get Paid to Travel the US Full-Time in an RV by Silvana Clark
The G-Word: The Fight for Roma Rights in America by Caren Gussoff Sumption
Boatbuilding: A Journey Through a Dying Industry by Dustin Espey
A Single Black Women’s Guide to Surviving A Pandemic by Alicia Crank
50 years after Title IX: Women Athletes Deserve Parity by Sara Kiesler
Gender Identity: A Parent’s Transformational Journey With Their Non-Binary Child by Melissa Reaves
Welcome to the Theatre. Please, Turn On Your Cell Phone. by Carl Sander
Book writing tips from a Dyslexic by Anne van Gessel
I Don’t Have Imposter Syndrome and Neither Do You! by Ruchika Tulshyan
What to expect at the show:
Our team is so excited to bring back the magic of Ignite Seattle! We all could use the kind of enlightenment, entertainment and joy our community creates through our events. We also want to make the event as safe as possible. Ignite Seattle is going beyond the required safety requirements for our community’s safety:
We are capping the event at 30% capacity
Proof of vaccination is required and will be checked at the door
Doors and seating open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Everyone will receive an N95 mask to wear for the show
Show will end around 9pm
Ignite #42 will be different, and it will still be a delight. Join us at Seattle Town Hall on Thursday Feb 17. Buy your tickets today.
About COVID: We are working to make this event as safe as possible, and we’re going beyond the legal minimum and what many other events do. All our audience members will be vaccinated, and we’re providing everyone with fitted N95 masks and making other changes to the format to reduce the chance of transmission. We expect cases to decrease significantly by the time of the event, but in the meantime speaker training may be online.
P.S. If you would rather be in the audience, you can buy your tickets now to our Feb 17 event with early bird pricing.
Marice is a proud transnational living in Ballard. In 2018, they found a home in the Ignite Seattle Team, which shares their values of internationalism and broadmindedness. Like many of you, Marice has never spoken in Town Hall.
“The Ignite stage is for everyone. I love that anyone can be a rockstar for five minutes, and I get to be the hypeman.” -Marice Sy
We are optimistically planning an in-person Ignite Seattle #42 for Thursday Feb 17, 2022 at Town Hall Seattle! If we need to adjust due to COVID we will. For now, we are focused on lining up amazing speakers. We hope that’s you or someone you know!
5 reasons why YOU should submit a talk idea 1. Share your story, idea, or passion live with the best audience in Seattle 2. Shake up your routine by doing something new 3. Change the way people think about a particular subject matter 4. Connect with other Ignite storytellers and alum 5. Build up your public speaking skills
You will attend a storytelling working and get feedback from the expert who wrote the book on it, Scott Berkun. You will also be assigned a mentor and get a lot of support. Then, after a rehearsal, you will share your story with the best audience in Seattle. Everyone will rock it, including you!
Why encourage a friend to submit a talk idea? It is a great way to tell someone amazing you believe in them. Forward them this link with a note along the lines of: You are one of the most interesting people I know. I’d love to hear you share a story for a larger audience to enjoy! Submit your idea here: igniteseattle.com/submit
Volunteer We need volunteers. The possibilities range from a few hours during the event to joining our fantastic and fun organizing team. If you are interested in a volunteering a few hours during the event fill out our volunteer form. If you want to join our amazing organizing team check out the details here.
Speak We need amazing people with something to say. Do you have a story, a project or a passion you would like to share with the best audience in Seattle? Submit a talk idea! Do you know someone we NEED to hear from? Encourage them to share it! Submit talk ideas now until January 14, 2022. Nervous about public speaking or creating a slide deck? We have a helpful team who will coach, mentor and assist you!
Attend Ignite Seattle needs an audience to cheer on our amazing speakers! Get your tickets now for early bird pricing ($10). Why buy tickets now? It helps us plan, make a budget, etc. If you buy now and something comes up later we will process refund requests until two weeks before the event.
What about COVID-19? Town Hall Seattle has been successfully hosting in person events. We will follow the Town Hall Seattle Building Policies. Currently the audience must BOTH 1) be fully vaccinated or show a negative PCR test result from the last 48 hours, and 2) be masked. If you’d rather watch Ignite Seattle #42 from home, we will be providing a livestream option.