For the first time since we moved to Town Hall Seattle’s enormous 900-seat venue, Ignite Seattle 26 is officially SOLD OUT!
If you already have your tickets, you’re good to go, but please plan to arrive before 7:45pm — when unused seats will be made available to folks who wish to buy last-minute at the door.
Talks begin at 8:00pm. This is going to be a great evening.
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.
When someone says “change all your passwords,” do you do it? Did you laugh after reading that sentence? Arcadiy tells us why this is sooooo hard, and what we might be able to do about it.
“When vast swaths of the internet have their security breached, like in the recent Heartbleed bug, everyone shouts: “Change all your passwords!” And then, because it’s a colossal pain in the butt, no one actually does. What if it wasn’t a pain in the butt, though?”
Arcadiy Kantor is a Progam Manager at Microsoft. He writes about identity and technology.
Anyone who knows Shauna Causey in Seattle today would never have guessed that she faced a crippling fear of public speaking for years. One of Seattle’s iconic presences and very regular speakers, Shauna conquered her fear of public speaking by brute force: say “Yes” to speaking opportunities for one year.
Shauna’s year long experience left her with a set of lessons and stories for confronting a fear of public speaking. She shares these tips on stage, including:
- Take honest feedback honestly
- Acknowledge hecklers and move on
- Practice in front of a wall full a sticky notes with eyes on them
For the full story, be sure to watch her talk: