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Our next Ignite takes place at Town Hall Seattle on Tuesday, October 7th!

We’re just about ready to close talk submissions, review, and select the speakers… so make sure to use our submit talk form before the end of the day on September 1st.

If you’re not sure what to submit, or how to increase your chances of being selected, you can check out this excellent talk from Ignite organizer Randy Stewart on how to pitch an ignite talk:

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Send ‘em in, folks: After a nice summer break (with some lovely Seattle weather, we might add), submissions are open for the next Ignite Oct. 7 at Town Hall Seattle.

But hurry: The deadline to submit talks is Labor Day, Sept. 1!

To submit your talk, fill out the form here. It’s nothing too fancy, but if you’ve never submitted a talk before, we recommend you check out organizer Scott Berkun’s guide to building a great Ignite talk. We get a LOT of submissions. Make sure yours stands out!

Here’s a little bit on what Ignite is all about from the folks at Ignite Phoenix:

And here’s a fun piece from KUOW on our May event.

See you in October!

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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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Speaker Lineup for Ignite 21

August 6, 2013

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 […]

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Announcing the Ignite Seattle 20 Talks

May 6, 2013

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 […]

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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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