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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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Advice for getting accepted at Seattle Ignite

July 8, 2013

Ignite Seattle is an amazing event, with one of the largest and friendliest crowds you will find. We take open submissions for talk ideas and want to help you to pitch us well. This post explains the best possible advice for getting your talk accepted. (This post is based on co-organizer Randy’ Stewart’sIgnite talk called […]

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Talk Submission Closing on Monday

July 3, 2013

If you would like to speak at the next Ignite (Sunday, August 18th), you’ve got a little bit less than a week to submit your talks. The talk submission form will be closing at 11:59pm on Monday, July 8th. That should give you plenty of time over the holiday weekend to finish up your best […]

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Talk Submissions are Now Open for #is21 in August

May 16, 2013

We are now accepting talks for Ignite Seattle 21, which will be held in August, exact date and location tbd. The submission deadline isn’t until mid-June, so there’s plenty of time to think up a talk and post it.

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Submit a talk for Ignite OSCON in Portland

April 25, 2013

From time to time we like to collaborate with other Ignites and help with promotion and sharing talks. In July, O’Reilly is running their Open Source Convention in Portland Oregon, with an Ignite on the first night to kick things off. O’Reilly is looking for submissions to speak at the Ignite event. If your talk […]

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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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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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Challenge: Picture Phone

February 20, 2013

We like to start every Ignite off with a game or a challenge – something to get attendees up out of their seats and interacting a little bit. Tonight we’re playing a variation of the party game “Telephone”. We’ll start by handing out small notepads and markers. On the front page of the notepad will […]

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Need 4 Volunteers for Tomorrow’s Ignite

February 19, 2013

We are looking for 4 people to volunteer as “runners” for Ignite Seattle 19. No specific skills needed, just people to help with the various odd jobs. You’ll get free entry to the event and you’ll get fed dinner beforehand. If you can be at Town Hall tomorrow from 5:30 until the end of the […]

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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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Announcing the Ignite Seattle 19 Talks

January 31, 2013

Tae Phoenix (@TaePhoenix) How to Write a Song Have you ever wondered how songwriters create the music you listen to on Pandora or Spotify? In this talk, local singer-songwriter Tae Phoenix will give you a peek into how she makes it happen – from choosing which chord progressions go with a particular vocal phrase, to […]

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Pre-Ignite lecture: U.S. Government Response to Hackers

January 25, 2013

The next Seattle Ignite is Wed February 20th, at 6:30pm. We’ll have our usual pre-show games, but an alternative is this lecture on the U.S. history of government response to hacking, including commentary on the Aaron Swartz story. One ticket gets you access to both! Phil Lapsley: The Government’s Response to Hackers, Then & Now […]

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How to write a good bio

January 22, 2013

Many good people write bad bios for themselves. We want you to sound as awesome as you are so please take our advice. These five simple rules make writing bios take less time, less effort and make everyone happy to learn something about you. 1. The more impressive you are, the shorter your bio can […]

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