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We are coming up fast on Ignite Seattle 24. The event is Thursday May 22th 7:00pm and tickets are on sale now.

If you have an a story to tell, or a lesson you want to share, fill out the Submit a Talk form. Deadline is end of day Friday.

Town Hall is an amazing venue to speak in, and our crowd is likely to be the most fun and supportive audience you’ll ever get to present in front of. We’ll be choosing talks next week and announcing them soon after.


At Ignite Seattle 20, Carmen Hudson, a tech recruiter shares the professional secrets for how she finds candidates online, including how our Twitter and Facebook feeds reveal far more than we realize.


The next Ignite Seattle will be on Thursday May 22nd at Town Hall Seattle.  We’re accepting talk submissions right now, no waiting.

You can buy tickets now through Stranger Tickets. Or fill out the Submit a Talk form if you want to get on the most fun and exciting stage in all of Seattle.




At Ignite Seattle 22Darcy Burner gave an exceptional talk about the power of protest and the algorithm behind it. Watch and enjoy this talk of the week.

As a shorthand, her algorithm includes these five components:

  1. Innocents
  2. In harms way
  3. Broadcast to the world
  4. Shocks the conscience
  5. If it involves the use of force in response


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!).


We’re looking forward to our 3rd Annual Outdoor Ignite this Sunday!

Below is a handy list of Things and Stuff you should know:

  • Located at Fremont Outdoor Cinemas (3501 Phinney Ave. N, across from Brouwer’s and Theo Chocolate).
  • Doors open at 7:00, talks start at 8:30(ish). Feel free to come and go.
  • Admission is $5. If you bought a pre-sale ticket, please print out the ticket and bring it with you. Tickets are available here.
  • Bring your own chairs and blankets!
  • The event is all ages. Bring the kids!
  • You can bring food and drinks, but no alcohol please.

You can check out the list of speakers here. See you Sunday!


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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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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Build Your Own Standing Desk – Larry Swanson

February 11, 2013

In what became the very first standing Ignite Seattle talk, office fitness expert Larry Swanson gives a great introduction to the health benefits of standing desks and presents a number of inventive DIY standing desk designs. Be sure to stand up before you hit play.

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Forgiveness in Three Easy Steps – Matthew Lawrence

February 6, 2013

It’s easy to hold onto anger and resentment for a lifetime. But why? Especially when forgiveness feels so damned good. Seattle’s Matthew Lawrence shares his story of getting unstuck through forgiveness in this great talk from Ignite Seattle 18.

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Relating to Loved Ones with Dementia – Amy Harris

February 4, 2013

Our parents and friends get older all the time, and sooner or later we’re going to have to help them deal with serious medical issues. Amy Harris, an expert on Dementia, has some advice for all of us.

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Petty Officer School of Management – Collin Henry

January 30, 2013

Collin Henry sees important parallels between his work leading a team of engineers for SimplyMeasured and what he learned about Petty Officers in the Navy from their famous BlueJacket Manual.

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Ignite on KUOW/NPR at 8pm tonight

November 29, 2012

At the last Ignite KUOW 94.9 (our local NPR station) recorded the evening. They’re broadcasting tonight. You can tune in listen from the comfort of wherever you listen to radio things. We’ll be on their Speaker’s Forum Show. You can listen live to KOUW here in various formats.

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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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Ignite Seattle 15 Details Mega Post

August 19, 2011

Our big summer event is tomorrow, Saturday, August 20th and here’s your clip and save cheat sheet. We hope to see you there! Note: One small change to the talks, at least one of them will be done suspended in air. Details Where: Fremont Outdoor Movies at N 35th and Phinney Ave When: ThingOut starts […]

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