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Our great host for Ignite Seattle, Town Hall Seattle is throwing their 10th anniversary fund raiser called Talk of The Town, on Thursday March 6th starting at 5pm. If you don’t know all that Town Hall Seattle does, they’re one of the premier venues for bringing in speakers and performers from around the world to the Seattle area. We think they’re awesome and are happy to help promote the great work they do.

Talk of The Town: Underground will be a fun evening of drinks, food trucks, Seattle notables and rocking local DJs. After an hour of drinks and appetizers you’ll hear mini Ignite!-style talks — short and sweet like their namesake — along with the annual Town Hall State of the Union by Executive Director Wier Harman.

Food trucks include SkilletMarination StationStreet TreatsSound SpiritsOola, and Sun Liquor will be at this year’s Underground. Notable personalities include Molly WizenbergLindy WestGeo,Kate LeboToby CrittendenHollis Wong-Wear Michelle QuisenberryJohn RichardsMarco Collins, and more.

You won’t want to miss this event, a distillation of all the great ideas from the Great Hall, brought downstairs for further discussion. Our home is your home, so grab a friend and come along — or make new ones at Underground.

Get tickets here soon – they’re likely to sell out fast. $60, $50 for Town-Hall members.

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Ignite Seattle #23 is in just one week  on Wednesday, February 12th at Seattle Town Hall. You can buy tickets now to reserve your place.

This is our list of 16 awesome topics and speakers. Event starts at 8pm, doors open early so you can have fun in the bar.  Intermission half way through the event (for more fun and mingling).

  • I Love Board Games and Here’s Why You Should Too - Jonathan Ng
  • Food Hacks: Eat Your Way to Creativity and Success - Mark Briggs
  • The Cheater’s Guide to Saying “Thank You” - Carly Slater
  • Translate This, Interpret That - Geneva Hughes
  • Baby names for people who don’t care about babies - Jeff Weir
  • Talk now or risk being stuck on a breathing machine - Michael Westley
  • Fixing the World’s Biggest Machine - Max Effgen
  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned as a Car Salesman - Sol Villarreal
  • Embrace Your Inner Clown - Sally Fox
  • How Not to Use your Fitbit - Poornima Hanumara
  • Girls, Technology, and Blood - Nancy Muller
  • Polyphasic sleep: A body hack to live your dreams and ruin your life - Kyle Kesterson
  • The magic trick that changed my life and how to do it - Steve Broback
  • How To Know Everyone, And So Can You! - Zachary Cohn
  • Where a Bookstore Becomes a Community - Danielle Hulton

Tickets $5 – get them now. Please spread the word. Cheers.

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Ignite Seattle 22 is next Wednesday, November 20th at Town Hall. You can buy tickets now to reserve your place. This is our list of speakers, though not neceassarily in the order they are speaking.

Steve Roth – Five Things You Don’t Know About Hamlet
Mandy Sorensen (@mandercrosby) – Superbugs: It’s What’s for Dinner.
Manuhuia Barcham – What Do You Mean the Culture is Different Here?!?
Lewis Lin (Lewis_Lin) – Negotiate Like an Angry Bride
Michael Grabham (@survivestreets) – Hey Mister, Can You Spare a Dime?

Paul Shoemaker (@paulshoeSVP) – Hacking Social Good: 3 Questions to Unlock Your Potential
Molly Bullard (@seattlephotoorg) – How to Tame Your Digital Photos
Hanne Ockert-Axelsson (@hanneoa) – Revolutionary Compassion
Christine Klimkowski (@c_klimkowski) – Ship That Matters
David Hoang (@davidhoang) – Coast-to-Coast: How to Live in Two Cities
Shannon Houghton (@MsHoughton) – We Need Math Pushers

Jeris JC Miller (@dakini_3) – Adventures with Google Glass
Darcy Burner (@DarcyBurner) – The Protest Algorithm
Sarah Schacht (@Sarahschacht) – I Got E. Coli so You Don’t Have To; How Open Data and Usability Can Prevent Food Poisoning
Shango Los (@VIMEA_grows) – Embrace Your Local Pot Farmer
Cristina McAllister (kinabutterjelly) – Reject to Lab Tech

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Complete this form to submit a talk or nominate a friend. The next Ignite Seattle is November 20th. Details below.

Pre-show Ice Breaker with Justin Martenstein
This could be you!
Photo Credit: Morgen Schuler

Submission deadline: Friday, October 11th.

Event Location: Town Hall Seattle.

Tell us about your cool idea, hack, lesson, or “war stories.”

Don’t worry if you’re shy or an inexperienced speaker! We provide a couple speaker training sessions to help you craft your story and feel more confident about giving your talk.

We really want to hear from you! So complete this form and enlighten us (but make it quick!).

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The next Seattle Ignite is Sunday August 18th at the Fremont Outdoor Cinema. Tickets are $5.

Here is our list of amazing 5 minute talks and speakers:

  • How video games are like kissing - Jenny Kuglin (@jenkuglin)
  • Getting geeky about Civics - Web Hutchins (@civicsforall)
  • Where my girls at? (Or, How one obvious “discovery” revolutionized my world view) -Maris McEdward (@mmcedward)
  • Gleaning molten lessons – What I learn from Glass – Pallavi Garg
  • Wobbling Is Normal – Laura Lantz
  • High school majority: I like pink, but I that doesn’t mean I cant think – Riyanka Ganguly-
  • Going Fast on One Wheel – Bruce Dawson
  • Being a Tech Entrepreneur in Baghdad - Othmane Rahmouni (@othmaner)
  • The Geek Diet – Dan Shapiro (danshapiro)
  • From Refugee to Technologist: How I’ve Used Software to Persevere - Tai Pham
  • Tap me on the shoulder if you’d like to chat -  Jason Simon (@jasonasimon)
  • Urinals. A Political and Aesthetic Expression – Christian Hagel-Sorensen (chrhage)
  • How to write your own user manual - Heidi Miller
  • An hour of coding for every student in America - James Gwertzman (gwertz)
  • Baby, I Was Born This Way! (Or Why A Polish Psychologists Let Me Know I’m Sane Amy Voros (coachaddamy)

(Note: this is not necessary the order speakers will appear)

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We’re excited to announce the lineup for Ignite Seattle 20 on May 16th. Join us at Town Hall, talks start promptly at 8pm. Get your tickets here.

Madeline Puckette – 7 Things You Never Knew About the Most Expensive Wines of the World
Wine is no longer just a drink, it has become a commodity like stock. Learn seven of the more interesting facts about the most expensive wines in the world and what ties them together. Never drink wine the same again.

Diana Vergis Vinh – My Life of Poo
Learning kale recipes that don’t make my family gag, thinking my goat was pregnant when she was just plain fat and being surrounded by endless piles of poo – who knew that backyard urban farming could be so darned engaging? Hear from a long time urban farmer the ups and the downs of this manic pursuit.

Jeffrey Hicks – Welcome to the Psych Ward
This is a talk about what it actually feels like to lose your mind. It is an insiders look into madness and recovery.

Nathan Kaiser – From Bits to Booze and Not Quite Back Again
What I learned going from bits to booze and what I hope to bring back with me.

Nicole Steinbok – Everyday Pitches
Learn how to get people to like and trust you, give you time, do boring shit, reply to an email, provide great feedback, buy into plans, hire you and much more!

Sally James – Small words
Why keeping it short, even using shorter words, may help people understand you.

Theresa Harris – I want to teach your child to fail
Kids become less creative as they grow and Theresa Harris, founder of Thrive Art School, says this is due to how they experience failure. She’s on a mission to teach kids to fail enthusiastically.

Dave Zucker – Sir Mix-a-Bot, the Robot Bartender
In October of 2002, I picked up a surplus PUMA robot arm from a local university. I was sad to discover it didn’t work, and have spent the past 10 years bringing it back to life and transforming it into a robot bartender, dubbed Sir Mix-a-Bot.

Whitney Mongé – Busking in Pike Place Market
My talk will be about the basic know how’s of street performing in Pike Place Market. It will also be a short but detailed outline of how to be successful at busking virtually anywhere.

Jack Bennetto – The Moral Clarity of Killing Ivy
In a world of ambiguity and complexity, we can find moral clarity in killing English ivy and other invasive plants. Jack Bennetto outlines his journey as an anti-invasivist and explains how you can achieve peace and happiness through wanton destruction leading to restoration and rebirth.

Nancy White – S#*!, is it time to think about a legacy?
What happens when you wake up and realize you are a certain age,a grandparent, your husband is retiring and people start calling you an “elder” in your field? When you can’t even DESCRIBE your field? Come peer with me over this deliciously scary edge of considering my future. Regardless of our ages, is it time to think about our legacies?

Joe Ludwig – The second coming of Virtual Reality
Back in the early nineties everybody thought that virtual reality would be the next big thing. Now, twenty years later, that might actually be true.

Frank Rogan – How Are You Not Dead?
Everyone has a superpower, and apparently mine is “not getting killed.” I’ve escaped embarrassing death and painful dismemberment several times. It all makes for a great story, and it’s your stories that make you human.

Randy Stewart – How to Pitch Ignite Seattle
After reading and voting on hundreds of Ignite proposals, I can tell you about the ins and outs of what will get you considered before anyone else. I reveal the inner most workings of the secret machinations of the Ignite selection committee.

Carmen Hudson – I Stalk Strangers Online
Software engineers and other highly sought-after talent: you can run, but you can’t hide. Employers will go to great lengths to find in-demand talent; that’s where I come in. Armed with a few search engine commands, tenacity and a telephone, I can find anyone. People like me — known as “sourcers” — use the internet to find contact information, hobbies and interests, and other personal data in order to silver tongue our way into the lives of top talent. I’ll show you how we do it.

Gina Phillips – The Ultimate Mistake
Gina has competed at the highest levels of ultimate frisbee, including US Nationals 7 times. In a talk that has turned into a very different talk than the one she set out to give, she shares a look at identity, shame, and self-worth.

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20% Discount to 360|intersect on Creativity + Technology at the Triple Door April 27-28

April 18, 2013

Our good friend from Ignite Denver, John Wilker, is bringing the 360|intersect gathering to Seattle’s Triple door on Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th. 360|intersect is focused on the intersection of creativity and technology. Speakers are technologists from around the world, talking about the things they do away from the keyboard, that make them [...]

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Ignite Seattle 20 is another Town Hall double feature

April 16, 2013

Ignite Seattle 20 is another double feature at Town Hall Seattle – Your $5 admission gets you into Ignite and a reading by psychotherapist and author Gary Greenberg. Gary will kick off Town Hall’s May 16 double feature at 6 pm (one $5 ticket gets you into see him and Ignite!) with an entertaining expose [...]

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We Want YOU to speak at Ignite 20! Get your submission in by this Friday

April 1, 2013

Ignite Seattle 20 is Thursday May 16th at Town Hall Seattle, and we want YOU to speak! The submission deadline is this Friday, April 5th, and all you need to do is fill out this handy dandy ‘Submit Talk!’ form to throw your idea into the ring. So what are you waiting for? Enlighten us, [...]

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Tonight’s Speaker Lineup for Ignite 19

February 20, 2013

Here is the final lineup for tonight’s event at Town Hall. Speakers start at 8pm and we will be live streaming the event. If you’re tweeting, please use the hashtag #IS19, you can also watch that tag and our Twitter feed for live tweeting throughout the event. 1. Tae Phoenix - How to Write a Song [...]

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Catch Dan Pink at Town Hall January 9th

January 3, 2013

Our friends at Seattle Town Hall have a nice doubleheader next week on Wed. January 9th.  If you buy tickets to either talk you get entry for the other. at 6pm: William Janeway, an active venture-capitalist for decades leading the Warburg Pincus Technology Investment team (which sounds impressive but I’ve never heard of), will be talking [...]

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Author of The Black Swan at Town Hall (tickets 1/2 price for Ignite fans)

November 28, 2012

Our friends at Town Hall have a special offer for the Ignite Community. Tickets are 50% off  for a great talk by one of the most controversal figures in intellectual circles today: Nassim Nicholas Taleb. He’s in town promoting his new book AntiFragile. He’s the author of the bestsellers The Black Swan and Fooled By Randomness. [...]

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Ten amazing reasons to come to Ignite 18 on Thursday

November 6, 2012

This Thursday (11/8) at 6:30pm is Ignite 18 – we’re thrilled to bring you another great show. If you’ve never been before, or have missed a few, this is a great one to come check out. Here are ten amazing reasons to come to Ignite 18: We are at Town Hall, an awesome new venue [...]

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Speaker List for Ignite Seattle 18

October 18, 2012

Tickets for Ignite Seattle 18 are on sale now! Here is the speaker roster for the November 8th event at Town Hall (in no particular order). We are still finalizing a few more talks, so check back at this blog for further announcements. Lee LeFever (@leelefever) The Long Lost Art of Explanation I’m on a [...]

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Call for Speakers – Ignite 17

June 19, 2012

After a bit of a hiatus, we’re excited to announce our summer Ignite once again at the Fremont Outdoor Movies on August 19th. We’re opening submissions today and we’ll need your Ignite talk proposal by July 9th. More details forthcoming. What are you waiting for? Enlighten us, but make it quick.

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Next Ignite Postponed

February 16, 2012

Wanted to let you all know that we’re postponing our next Ignite that was scheduled for March 1st with a new date TBD. We’ll post the new date as soon as we can. Apologies for any confusion. As a purely volunteer organization, it’s sometimes harder than it looks to coordinate everything that goes into making [...]

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