Juliet Wasn’t Dumb – Emma Broback – Ignite Seattle 37

With a single statement, “Juliet wasn’t dumb.” you know who Emma Broback is talking about. Her talk challenges popular misconceptions about one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters.

Far from the passive, reckless, dumb teenager we’re taught she was, Emma shows how Juliet was a strong, independent woman who was an intellectual equal – if not superior – to the other characters in the play.

Juliet had agency. She had wit. And if it wasn’t for Italy’s favorite “golden retriever of a boy”, Romeo, she would have had the world.

photo by: Brady Harvey

Translating Earth’s History: Microscopic Shells Tells Us About Our Past & Future – Elisa Bonnin – Ignite Seattle 37

Some people need crystal balls to see into the past or predict the future – but not Elisa Bonnin. She just needs seashells. Well, seashells and an almost-PhD.

Elisa expertly explains to an audience of non-PhDs how she uses microscopic seashells from animals called Foraminifera to uncover the history of ocean acidification, temperature change, sea level rise, and ice ages for the last million years.

It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since your last chemistry class – if you want to learn about some science, Elisa is ready to teach you.

Welcoming The Evergrey as our Media Partner

Ignite Seattle and The Evergrey have been friends for a loooong time. We are so excited to make it “Facebook” official: The Evergrey is now Ignite Seattle’s Media partner.
 
What is The Evergrey? The essential resource for Seattle’s curious locals. From spotlighting our quirkiest communities to finding ways to address our city’s biggest challenges, they’re all about bringing the city together and helping you live like you live here. They produce a morning newsletter. It’s basically a cheat sheet for the city that day: the news you should know, the events you should check out, and the memes that will make your mornings better.
 
Sign up for The Evergrey <- it is like an email version of Ignite Seattle, you will love it. We do.

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).

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.

 

Videos & Recap: Ignite Seattle #36

Wow! That was a good one.

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

Check out our Facebook page for photo booth pics, a video of the whole event, and other posts about the show.

And please share your opinion of your Ignite Seattle 36 experience in this brief survey.

All of the videos from last night are now live (thanks to Bootstrapper studios)! You can watch the talks on this Ignite 36 playlist.

And here are links directly to each of last night’s talks. Please take a minute to share your favorites on your preferred interwebs platform.

  1. How I Dumped Denial, Sally Fox
  2. Why We All Still Talk Like Pirates, Monica Houston
  3. How Slack Saved My Life, Rob Eickmann
  4. Silicon Valley Desperately Needs a Sense of Humor, Coco Krumme
  5. The Seattle Superman, Jonathan Belle
  6. Getting Naked for Feminism, Katrina Hamilton
  7. Breaking the Ramadan Fast Live on Stage, Kholood Alabdullatif
  8. How a Punching Bag Saved My Life: Parenting Tips from a Group Home Kid, Phoenix Cavalier
  9. How to Woo a Seattle WOC, Marie Bolla
  10. Ignite Survey Says . . . , Nicole Steinbok
  11. Pooing in Public, Jason Preston
  12. Mystery Ignite (improvised Ignite talk), Kinzie Shaw

Thanks again! We look forward to seeing you at Ignite Seattle #37 in October. Exact date and time are still being determined, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list to stay in the loop.