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.

Speaker Sneak Peek: Ignite Seattle #33 at Town Hall on May 18th

We are finalizing the speaker list for the next Ignite Seattle very soon.

It is going to be awesomesauce people!

Here are four of the fantastic talks:

  • Baugruppen: communal dwelling sans granola Michael Eliason
  • How I got 150 old tires, a 20 foot tall Marky Mark, and an intergalactic BeatMaster in my driveway Roxanne Fonder Reeve
  • 8 Things I Wish I’d Known About Polyamory (Before I Tried and Frakked It Up) Cunning Minx
  • “You play in the dirt while I’m on the phone.” A dad’s guide to Seattle playgrounds. Ray Dubicki

Get your tickets now:

Thursday Throwback: Networking, the RPG (2013)

Thursday Throwback: Networking, the RPG

Do you self-identify as an introvert? Does the thought of networking make you cringe? This week’s throwback Thursday is for you! Adam Phillips (the lawyer with the glowing badge) shares a helpful analogy in his 2013 talk, Networking: the RPG (Or Everything I Need to Know About Networking I Learned From Playing D&D).