Learn Public Speaking From the Ignite Seattle Team

Update: thank you to everyone who joined us for this sold-out workshop! We’ll be running another soon; you can sign up for notifications here.


Ignite Seattle thrives on diverse ideas and challenging stories. We think everyone should give public speaking a shot, and we’re hosting a workshop to help you do that!

Join us to learn:

  • How to tell better stories at work or in life (and do it fast!),
  • The 6 most common mistakes speakers make and how to avoid them
  • The science behind fears about speaking and how to manage them
  • How to get a talk proposal accepted at events like Ignite Seattle, TEDx, etc.
  • Plus a few volunteers who bring 60 seconds of a talk they have will get an expert critique

You don’t need to have a talk idea or submit to Ignite to attend.

Your coach will be professional speaker and Ignite Seattle emcee Scott Berkun. In addition to giving 20 to 30 lectures and keynotes each year, he wrote the bestselling guide to public speaking, Confessions of a Public Speaker.

  • Date: August 7, 2018; 7-9pm
  • Location: Idea Lab at Fluke Hall, University of Washington
  • Cost: $5. SOLD OUT.

Ignite Seattle Alum Launches Subscription Science Kits for Girls

We always get excited when we see Ignite alumni doing awesome and amazing things. Last week Kina McAllister (Reject to Lab Tech @ Ignite Seattle 22) launched a new Kickstarter project called StemBox: a science subscription kit for girls. We reached out to offer our congratulations, and she said this about the motivation behind her project:

“This whole thing was really inspired by the Ignite talk you all invited me to give last year. You have an amazing platform to help people find their inspiration. Thanks again!!”

StemBox is already halfway to it’s goal of raising $15,000. Check it out and find your own inspiration.

50% Discount to 360|intersect on Creativity + Technology at the Triple Door April 28-29

Our good friend from Ignite Denver, John Wilker, is bringing the 360|intersect gathering to Seattle’s Triple door again Monday April 28th through Tuesday April 29th.

360|intersect is focused on the intersection of creativity and technology. Speakers are technologists from around the world, talking about the things they do away from the keyboard, that make them awesome at the things they do at the keyboard.

You can see the schedule and great topics at http://360intersect.com/schedule

John’s given us a special 50% off discount code for friends of Ignite who’d like to attend – Just use the code “PacNW50”.

ThingOut 2 / Electronics Swap Meet

Don’t forget! This Sunday afternoon, before Ignite we’ll be hosting ThingOut 2 at the Fremont Outdoor Cinemas. Like last year, we’ve got a bunch of cool projects to show off, plus something new. We’re doing an electronics swap meet. Come down between 3:30 and 6:30 and bring any cool gadgets, or half-built projects or just stuff you want to trade. You might even be able to find some treasures at the Fremont Sunday Market. And, of course, Ignite Seattle 17 starts at approximately 7:30.

For more information about ThingOut, or to submit a project, check out the event’s web page. See you Sunday!