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Prepare: how to find royalty free images

If you present at Ignite Seattle, your talk, and your slides, will be seen by hundreds of people, and even more online. It’s important that you use only images that you have permission to use: you wouldn’t want someone to use your work with out permission, would you?

To help, there are several ways to find images that are rights and royalty free, the easiest is Google.

Google Images

  1. Go to Google Images Search
  2. Search for something (e.g. “people playing dodge ball”)
  3. Click on the Tools option, on the right
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  4. Click on Usage rights

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  1. Select Labeled for reuse or the level of license you need

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You can also set other options for the images you want (high size equals higher quality).

Other sources of royalty-free images

 

 

 

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Ignite Seattle #34 – The Recap

Thank you to all of you who joined us last week for a spectacular SOLD OUT show at The Egyptian Theatre. We learned about the unusual history of volunteering, robots taking our jobs, death, sofas, pageants, birders, Seattle and so much more. Which talk was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Our sincerest hope is you had a great time and will spread the ideas of our speakers to your friends, coworkers and followers. And we hope you will join us for our next event. Mark your calendars: Ignite Seattle #35 is Thursday March 1st, 2018.

Watch videos from your favorite talks right now:

Don’t stop there – here’s more you can do:

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Speaker List: Ignite Seattle #34 at The Egyptian on Oct 19th

Well, Seattle, you did it again. You made the Ignite Seattle organizers job of selecting 16 talks very difficult. There were 66 talk submissions and any 16 would have made for a great Ignite.  Thanks again to everyone who submitted a talk or encouraged others to do so.

Here is most of the speaker list. As always, order is to be determined.

  • Dead 2.0 – Jeremy Dragt
  • From Tech to Texas – Jack Timmons
  • Sofas Are (not) ScaryRebecca West
  • Embracing Obstacles As OpportunitiesAlicia Crank
  • The Unusual History of VolunteeringAmy Faulkner
  • Leading the Majority Minority – Eugene Hsu
  • If You Want to Create Change, Host a Pageant! – Abari Charles
  • 4 Signs Your Friend or Loved One Is a BirderJeremy Schwartz
  • How to Make Seattle Your Own in 10 Easy StepsMonica Guzman
  • How to Stay Calm Around Impossibly Annoying People – Susan Fee
  • Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture – Shepherd Siegel
  • Doorstops & Bicycles: Why We Humans Keep Making Things – Jeremy Bowen
  • Sleeping with Specters — How Designing the Dead Changed My Life – Patrick Blanchard
  • Robots are Not Coming for Your Job and We’re All Going to be Okay – Patrick Rauland
  • The Proximity Principle (and why you’ll probably become best friends with the person sitting next to you) – Rupi Sureshkumar

We will keep you posted when more talks are confirmed.

Pro Tip: Buy your tickets now we think this one will sell out!

Be a speaker at… The Egyptian Theatre (Oct 19th)

Great event… Ignite. Check!
Great MC… Scott Berkun. Check!
Great venue… The Egyptian Theatre. Check!
Great speakers… well that is where you come in 🙂

We want you to share a story about a great (or weird) idea you love, a hard lesson learned, an insight into how something in the world works (or should work), or anything you are passionate about and want to share.

The talk submission deadline is Friday, Sept 15 at midnight.

Don’t worry if you’re an inexperienced speaker — we provide two speaker training sessions to help you craft your story and feel more confident about speaking in front of a crowd.

We want to hear from you! So submit a talk idea and enlighten us — but make it quick!

Pro tip: The Egyptian Theatre is a bit smaller than Town Hall Seattle…  you can buy your tickets now.

Best of Ignite Seattle at Town Hall’s Last Hurrah: June 30

Did you know Town Hall is closing for major renovations? Let’s shut it down with a bang–and some of the best Ignite Seattle speakers we’ve ever heard!

Register for your free tickets

Come together for our final hours in Town Hall’s current building for an evening jam packed with slam poetry, live music, hip-hop tap, a late-night Ignite, live music from local bands, a Great Hall dance party, and more. Concessions will stay open all night, joined by food trucks and photo booths. The night will cap off with a midnight toast to our future!

Schedule of events:
7PM: Performance by three-time world champion spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield
8:15PM: Dance performance by Northwest Tap Connection
9:30PM: Best of Ignite Seattle, including these amazing speakers:

10:30PM: Musical performance by The Nines, one of Seattle’s best party bands covering hits from the ‘70s to today.
11:45PM: A reading of the Great Hall poem and a toast to Town Hall’s future.

Get your tickets now before they sell out! Register for your free tickets now!

Videos / Recap from Ignite Seattle #33

Thanks to all of you who joined us last night for another spectacular show at Town Hall Seattle. We learned about baby delivery, sex of salmon, weird side projects, polyamory, the soundtrack of our lives and so much more. Which talk was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Our sincerest hope is you had a great time and will spread the ideas of our speakers to your friends, coworkers and followers. And we hope you will join us for our next event. Mark your calendars: Ignite Seattle #34 is Oct 19th, 2017.

To be the first to know when tickets go on sale sign up for email announcements (~9 emails a year).

You can view more of Ignite 33 Seattle photos here.

All of the videos are now live (Thanks to Bootstrapper studios). Please take a minute to share your favorites on all the interwebs (use #ignitesea).

Hope to see you at Ignite #33 on Oct 19th, 2017. You can volunteer to help or read about how to submit your own talk right now.

Speakers for Ignite Seattle #33 (May 18th)

Our 33rd Ignite Seattle event, takes place on Thursday May 18th, 7pm/8pm at Town Hall Seattle. Tickets $5 at the door or in advance (we frequently sell out – buy tickets early. Or NOW. Really).

Doors open at 7pm, with a cash bar (no cards accepted). There will be tons of fun folks to chat with (or to ignore if chatting isn’t your thing). No judgment here 🙂

Talks start at 8pm, with an nicely sized intermission halfway through for you to do various acts of biology and sociology, including getting more drinks. Bring cash!

Here are the brilliant speakers we are thrilled to bring to our stage:

  • 8 Things I Wish I’d Known About Polyamory (Before I Tried and Frakked It Up) Cunning Minx
  • A Card Game that Moonlights? Emily Martin
  • Baugruppen: communal dwelling sans granola¬ Michael Eliason
  • Don’t Say Thank You, Say Terima Kasih Steven Maheshwary
  • How Garbage Changed My Life Roxanne Fonder Reeve
  • How to Deliver Your Baby by Yourself! Jaymin & Eri Patel
  • John Keats on JavaScript: Poetry and Programming Problems Jody Tate
  • On Being a Saudi Seattleite Kholood Alabdullatif
  • Reading the Sex of Salmon, a genetic scavenger hunt Trevor Eakes
  • Running off to sea; a story about Tall Ships and Transformation Peter Toms
  • That’s My Jam! How our favorite songs trigger autobiographical memories that make up the soundtrack of our lives. Craig Campbell
  • The “Lucky” Lightskin Girl Janae Gutow
  • Weird Side Projects April Soetarman
  • Why Most Dating Advice is Bullshit Amin Lakhani
  • Yes, We’re Living In A Simulation (But We’re Not Just Avatars) Joan Newcomb
  • You play in the dirt while I’m on the phone. A dad’s guide to Seattle playgrounds. Ray Dubicki

Speaking order is TBD.

It is going to be an amazing night! Get your tickets here.