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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Tae Phoenix on How to Write a Song

May 10, 2013

Seattle singer-songwriter Tae Phoenix walks the audience through how she takes a song from inspiration to finished product. Tae Phoenix is a singer-songwriter living and playing in Seattle, WA. You can find out where she’s playing live and listen to her music at www.taephoenix.com

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Surviving as an Introvert in an Extroverted World – Jonathon Colman

May 9, 2013

What exactly *is* introversion? It’s commonly misunderstood as shyness or a misanthropic desire to be left alone. Many extroverts mistakenly assume that introverts hate them. And that’s simply not true (well, most of the time). And many introverts think that there’s something wrong with themselves, something broken that they can’t seem to fix. And that’s [...]

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Networking: The RPG – (or Everything I Need to Know About Networking I Learned From Playing D&D) – Adam Philipp

May 9, 2013

Are you a geek? An Introvert? Afraid of the crowds? Not sure what they will make of you? But you still want to connect with people? Then you want to play: NETWORKING, The Role Playing Game. On your very first dungeon/networking event you can go out and: slay kobolds (meet technical recruiters) fend off orcs [...]

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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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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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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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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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