Videos & Recap: Ignite Seattle #35

Thanks to all of you who joined us last night for another sold-out show at the Egyptian Theater. Once again Seattle’s most supportive, energetic, and playful crowd encouraged a line-up some of our city’s most creative and interesting citizens.

All of the videos from last night are now live (thanks to Bootstrapper studios)! You can watch individual talks or the entire show in one video.  Please take a minute to share your favorites on all the interwebs.

  1. Get Free Accommodations Worldwide, Thanks to Neurotic Dogs, Silvana Clark
  2. Running A Hummingbird Food Bank, Lauryl Zenobi
  3. What Government Bureaucracy Taught Me About Creativity, Joel Fariss
  4. Bias Proofing Business Broom Closets and Board Rooms, Sara Sanford
  5. Swinging On The Lamp Posts Designing For Play In The Modern City, Colin MacDonald
  6. Qualifying Your WA Initiative For Under $500,000, Gabe Meyer
  7. How One Guy Can Make You Less Racist, Maryam Hosseini
  8. What I Learned Visiting Every Park In Seattle, Linnea Westerlind
  9. How To Mouse With Your Toes- Throw Your Mouse On The Floor, Not Out The Window, Elizabeth Nelson
  10. How To Not Be The Least Secure Gazelle, Zachary Cohn
  11. My Life As A Superhero Myths About Disaster Response, Chris Sheach
  12. Not Your Father’s Lumberjacks, Seth Zuckerman
  13. I Love Profanity! The Surprisingly Difficult Decision To Remove One Word From My Book, Jeremy Kayes

There was a ton of great photos taken: here and here and don’t forget the photo booth photos here (tag yourself & friends)

And if you were there live, or have a been to an Ignite in the last two years, take a minute to tell us what you thought. We want to make each Ignite better than the last and our 3 minute survey is just a click away. Thanks!

Ticket Update: Ignite #35 (March 1st)

For the first time since we started charging admission, we are raising our ticket price for Ignite Seattle.

Some hard financial realities drove this decision. When Town Hall closed for its renovation, we had to move to a smaller venue. The Egyptian Theater is fantastic, but it only seats 570 folks. Town Hall could seat 830. That leaves us down about $1,300 in revenue right off the bat.

We are an all-volunteer organization, and we run a tight financial ship, so our costs aren’t too high. Every penny that we collect goes into the program.

As evaluated our new situation, for the first time in our history, we were looking at a non-sustainable budget. As diligent stewards of this community resource, we made the decision to raise prices.

So, beginning with our March 1 event, the price of admission will be $10 ($5 for Town Hall members).

We’re working hard to make sure that Ignite will still be a good value for you. And we’re working all the time to make the event even better.

Most importantly, we still get as many high-quality community speaking submissions as ever. So you can count on another great line-up March 1.

At $10 we are still more affordable than a first-run movie. And, honestly, when was the last time you felt that fun, friendly community vibe in a Regal Cinemas lobby?

We hope you’ll support us in this decision. Which you can do right now by buying a ticket for Ignite Seattle #35 🙂