Ignite Seattle is back. We’re hosting a special online event focused on great storytelling and giving back to the Seattle community.
$3,000+ giveaway to local non-profits. Many local groups are doing so much to help the people of Seattle and we’re going to help them. We will put on our virtual stage the best personal stories about local charities and non-profits. The organizations showcased the night of our live online event will receive grants totaling $3,000 or more!
Tell your story about a local organization Submit YOUR story related to a charity by March 22. Has a local non-profit helped you? Or have you observed how they’ve supported a community? Tell us the story. If selected, you’ll be assigned a mentor who will help you with your talk. This is your chance to show up for a nonprofit that’s been meaningful to you! We can’t wait to hear about it.
Free online storytelling workshop To help you develop your story idea and sharpen your presentation skills, we are hosting a FREE Online Storytelling Workshop on Monday, March 15 at 7:30pm. Scott Berkun, professional speaker coach, former Ignite MC and long-time Ignite Seattle co-organizer, will be your teacher. This online workshop will give you his time-tested advice on short-form (remote) public speaking, and some students will get live feedback. Scott rocks. He will help you rock. Register now.
Join the live online event Hosted by the dynamic duo of Marice Sy and Sumit Basu. By attending YOU will help determine how the grants are allocated to the organizations showcased. Tickets are “donate what you can” ($0-$50), all ticket proceeds will be added to the Charity Champion grants.
Spread the word Submissions are open to anyone in the greater Seattle area and the more people who attend the event means more money will go to good causes. Help us get the word out? Thanks.
We miss you. And while we can’t return to Town Hall any time soon, we have something different in mind. We are going to Re-Ignite Seattle on Thursday Sept 24 at 7:30pm and we would love for you to join us from wherever you are.
What is Re-Ignite Seattle? It’s an experimental online event where we will revisit 3 past talks from our wondrous library. Our hosts, who are Ignite Seattle alumni as well as organizers, have picked 3 of their favorite talks. They will re-watch them with you and chat about what makes each of these talks great.
Re-Ignite Seattle will be hosted by:
Sumit Basu – Sumit did a fantastic job hosting our most recent Ignite Seattle event. He is a scientist, an artist and an Instant Pot expert. He is insightful, funny and kind.
Zachary Cohn – Zachary is a long time Ignite Seattle organizer. He wrangles cables, speakers, slides and anything else that has needed wrangling. He is smart, witty and thoughtful.
We are excited to announce our speaker lineup for Ignite Seattle #41, with guest host Sumit Basu. We had over 80 (!) submissions from which we picked our lineup of fantastic talks (thanks to everyone who took the time to share their story with us).
At our last event, we had our second guest host Rovina Broomield. We’ve done this twice now (first was organizer Nicole Steinbok), and it’s been so much fun and they’ve done so well, we’re having one more.
This time, we’re very excited to announce it’s Ignite Seattle alum Sumit Basu. He’ll be the host (formerly called MC) for the evening, introducing the audience to the Ignite format and inviting our speakers to the stage.
We are excited to announce our speaker lineup for Ignite Seattle #40. We had over 60 submissions from which we picked our lineup of fantastic talks (thanks to all who took time to share their story with us).
Our speaker lineup (not listed in order):
You Don’t Just Need A Friend, You Need A Community! by Christiana Birkeland
Start a Sexual Revolution But Don’t Tell Your Mom by Alisa Eddy
Surviving the Swimmer’s Cemetery by Kate Curtis
Cut My Life Into Pizzas by Tricia Aung
How To Understand Patents – Using Frisbees by Adam Phillipp
Protein polymers and yeast farts: a scientist becomes a baker by Sam Blackman
How Masculinity Culture is Killing Men by Annie Kuo
Online Dating for Men Who Are Not Quite Dead by Eric Holdeman
The Holiday Card Dies with the Horse. by Nancy Hostert-Ruiz
Deal’n Drugs & Save’n Lives in the ER by Fay Hosseini
What to expect at the show:
Doors open at 6:30pm. Get there early for an optional pre-show activity!
Show starts at 7:30pm
One intermission halfway through
Show will end around 9pm
Doors open at 6:30pm (as does the bar). Talks start at 7:30pm, with an intermission.
We are supremely pleased to announce our speaker lineup for Ignite Seattle #39. We had over 70 submissions of which we picked 12 fantastic talks (thanks to all who took the time to share their story with us). And we’re excited to return to Town Hall Seattle on Thursday, June 6th, now that their major renovations are finished.
Selecting talks from the list of speaker submissions was tough once again, with so many great ideas submitted! Below is the list of who’s speaking at Ignite Seattle #36 on May 17th (with the speaking order yet to be determined):