Our 30th Ignite event is Thursday, May 26th, 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 and a fun (optional) social interactive game (you don’t have to play, and since there is a bar you can stand and drink and make fun of the people who do, but we suspect you’re more likely to play than you think).
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.
We received more than 55 talk submissions. Many were excellent. But since we are restricted by the laws of physics we had to pick just 16 speakers for this event (If you have supernatural powers beyond the laws of please volunteer: we can use you).
Here is the glorious list of amazing speakers:
- Landing the Job I Never Wanted, Tammarrian Rogers
- What If Life Were Like Stock Photography?, Jesse Baker
- How Chefs Save The Planet, Jonathan Merrill
- Slang is The Mother of Invention, Remington Purnell
- I am Your Muslim Neighbor, Amanda Saab
- The World’s Smartest House?, Ian Mercer
- How To Gig Economy, Sarah Squire
- Fantastic Bees and Where To Find Them, Nicolette Neumann
- Tiny Particles Can Change The World, Charlie Corredor
- BlueFin Tuna are Badass Fish, Mark Vande Kamp
- An Engineer’s Guide to Being a Foster Parent, Kevin Moore
- Preparing to Write a Novel in a Month, Erica McGillvray
- Hack Mentorship with Twitter, Emily Carrion
- That’s What He Said, Katie Chase
- The Skin We Live In, Fes Naqvi
- Why The World Hates Millenials, Cameron Barnes
- (Speaking order TBD so don’t presume this is it)
Looks like a great night, yes? Get your tickets here.
Our 29th Ignite event is Thursday, February 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 and a fun social interactive game-like-thing (you don’t have to play, and since there is a bar you can stand and drink and make fun of the people who do, but we suspect you’re more likely to play than you think).
Talks start at 8pm, with an nicely sized intermission for you to do various acts of biology and sociology, including getting more drinks.
For Ignite Seattle #29, we received more than 55 submissions. Since we are restricted by the laws of physics we can only have 16 speakers in one event (If you have supernatural powers please volunteer: we can use you).
Here is the delightful roster of magnificent speakers for the evening:
(Speaking order TBD. Stay for the whole night – you’ll get far more than your $5 worth):
- Yes, I’m having an identity crisis – Sarah Novotny
- Why I’m bringing Robots to Prison – Lindsey Wilson
- How to Talk to Your Teenage Son about Sex – Hillel Cooperman*
- The Data Is In: How To Improve Your Neighborhood – Shelly Farnham*
- Choosing Our President: How To Caucus in Our State – Jon Culver
- Molecular Machines and Designer Drugs – Franziska Seeger
- De-Isolation: Overcoming Social Anxiety – Bill Bernat
- How To Catch an Idea and Make It Yours – Mark Teppo
- There’s So Much Bullshit Around Coffee – Jacob Fleisher
- The Taboo of Death Talk – Dani Buckley
- How the Super Loop Saved Me – Tamara Clammer
- Make Law, Not Sugared Water – Dan Lear
- How To Catch Mackerel In Norway – Judy Oldfield
- 12 Things I learned about Teams By Coaching Little League – David Betz
- By Their Surplus You Will Know Them – Peter Adelsheim
- How I Went From Blogger To Pro Food Writer in 10 Short Years – Naomi Tomky
* = Ignite Seattle Alumni
Looks like a fantastic evening, yes? Get tickets here.
“So much to do, so little time. And really, we don’t use that time as well as we could. Ahsan discusses some of what he’s learned about planning his time in his quest to finish things.”
Ahsan Kabir makes software, mostly. He obsesses about what makes for good experiences in software, ice and everything else. He posts occasionally at aephemera.com and you can find him on Twitter @aephemera.
“Why would you want to eat insects?
1) Curiosity- Insects are delicious!
2) Bulldozers move faster than biologists- and insects are a more environmentally friendly protein than other meats we eat!
3) Progress only happens when we challenge our preconceptions. Step out of your comfort zone- why not eat a bug?!”
Virginia Emery is an insect entrepreneur working to build the edible insect industry and change the way Americans think about protein.
I learned to drive stick during a thunderstorm on a dirt road in rural Brazil. I discussed the future of the Castro regime while drinking rum on the back porch rocking chairs of the home of a Cuban couple who took me in like family for two weeks. I probably would not have had any of these experiences if I wasn’t traveling alone, allowing myself to be open to people and places in a way that brought companionship precludes.
Danna Klein uses spreadsheets to keep track of almost everything. Her current obsessions are national parks, Michelin starred restaurants, Cascade hiking, and complaining about the people who moved to Seattle after her. She works at Mixpo, an ad tech startup, as a product marketer.
Earlier this year Norman decided to work on his work ethic and started an experiment he called Operation: Honest Day’s Work. Over the course of 80 days, Norman made some surprising discoveries that have helped him engage at work, and improve his work ethic, productivity and peace of mind. He’s excited to share his findings with you.
Norman Bell is an award-winning public speaker, performer, presentation coach, and expert communicator who has used his communication skills to help Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and AT&T, as well as PBS travel show host Rick Steves. As an actor, he played opposite Academy Award-winner Christian Bale in “The Machinist” and wrote, co-produced and starred in the popular solo show, “SUBPRIME!” As a speaker coach, Norman has worked with social entrepreneurs competing in the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch.
From Kevin –
Growing up in a developing country, I tended to worry about my future. I had this idea in my head that if I joined college in the US, that not only will my dreams come true but life would be easy and worry free. Coming to the US taught me that regardless where you live in the world, stress and worry can be part of normal life and a great motivator to accomplish your dreams.
Kevin Obbayi in his own words:
I am a business analyst working for a Seattle based digital agency. I love working in web and mobile development industry. I enjoy good espresso and meaningful music. And when its not raining I longboard… oh, and I love to travel whenever I get the chance.