Tickets on sale for Ignite Seattle #40 (October 3)

Ignite Seattle #40

October 3, 2019. Doors at 6:30pm, talks start at 7:30pm. We’re happily returning to our home venue, Town Hall Seattle in First Hill.

Tickets on sale now.

Ignite Seattle Public Speaking Workshop

The next Ignite Seattle public speaking workshop is August 19th! No need to have a talk in mind, just come and learn about public speaking and storytelling from our emcee and public speaking coach, Scott Berkun.

Tickets are on sale now.

Ignite is SOLD OUT. Here’s how you can still attend.

Good news! Due to an incredible speaker lineup and our incredible partners, Ignite Seattle #37 is officially SOLD OUT.

Bad news… There are no more tickets available for Ignite Seattle #37.

Good news! If you’d still like to attend, we have a standby line! We can’t 100% promise you’ll get tickets if you line up, but most people usually do.

Don’t want to line up? You’re also welcome to watch the free livestream (although you’ll miss the preshow and afterparty).

Ignite #37 Preview: Juliet Wasn’t Dumb, Stop Assuming She Was

We don’t need to explain which Juliet Emma Broback is talking about. She’s here to shed some light on some common misconceptions about Juliet’s intelligence.

Sure, she makes her decisions quickly – but since when is decisiveness a character fault? Juliet isn’t dumb – she’s a woman with a plan. And in 5 minutes, Emma will walk you through how Romeo’s intellectual equal asserts her agency to get what she wants.

This is part of a series previewing the talks we’ll be hosting at Ignite Seattle #37. Interested? Get your tickets, but make it quick: Ignite Seattle sells out.

Ignite #37 Preview: So, You’re Black in Tech?

Rovina Broomfield knows a thing or two about working in tech. She also knows a thing or two about people making assumptions.

So when she found herself at a networking brunch, listening to people describing black techies as though they were mysterious and exceptional, she may not have been surprised. But she was upset. (Upset enough to submit a talk about her feelings to Ignite!)

Rovina will be joining us at Ignite #37 to tell Ignite what being black in tech really means about her and her peers. So, the next time you meet someone else who’s black and in tech, you better understand their identity.

This is part of a series previewing the talks we’ll be hosting at Ignite Seattle #37. Interested? Get your tickets, but make it quick: Ignite Seattle sells out.

Ignite #37 Preview: Summer Pop Songs, 1595 to Present

Every summer has that song. You know the one. You hear it playing in coffee shops, on the radio, at sunset BBQs. Then next summer, it’s a new song.

You have to wonder though – when was the first Summer pop hit? How far back do these earworms go? And even though each song is very different, what do they all have in common?

Michael Hamm, composer and musician, gives us a multi-layered tour of the last 400 or so years of pop music.

This is part of a series previewing the talks we’ll be hosting at Ignite Seattle #37. Interested? Get your tickets, but make it quick: Ignite Seattle sells out.

Ignite #37 Preview: How to Thru-Hike Without Suffering

We’ve all had days where we want to just throw in the towel, grab a backpack, and disappear into the woods. But then we think about camping every night. And rain. And where do we find food? And what was the trick to keeping bears away again?

Well, if you want the long-term hiking experience without the pain and suffering, Beth Jusino has a hot tip for you. Check out the Camino de Santiago, a network of ancient trails through Western Europe.

She’ll tell you how to get away from it all for weeks (or months?), while still eating good food, sleeping in a bed, and living on just a few dollars a day.

This is part of a series previewing the talks we’ll be hosting at Ignite Seattle #37. Interested? Get your tickets, but make it quick: Ignite Seattle sells out.

Call For Speaker Proposals!

Our next Ignite event is coming up fast – and speaker submissions are OPEN.

You do not need to be a professional public speaker to submit to Ignite. In fact, more than half of our speakers have never given a talk in front of an audience before!

Submitting a talk is easy. Click on the big red Submit button on the top of the screen (or submit a talk here!). All you need is a title, a description, and a bit of contact info – no need to have the whole talk planned out already!

In fact, our emcee Scott Berkun is a professional speaker as his “day job,” and he invites all selected speakers to a speaker coaching session.

If you’ve never given a talk in front of an audience before, this is a great way to learn some good strategies for preparing, practicing, and performing. If you’re already comfortable up on stage, this is a great way to learn some specific tips around giving great Ignite talks!

So what are you waiting for? What would you say if you had 5 minutes on stage? Tell us today!

Submissions close August 23rd, and the next event is October 4th.