Ignite Talk of the Week: I Stalk Strangers Online

March 26, 2014

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.

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Ignite Seattle #24: Thursday May 22 (Tickets / Submit a talk)

March 25, 2014

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.    

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Ignite Talk of the Week: The Protest Algorithm

March 11, 2014

At Ignite Seattle 22, Darcy 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: Innocents In harms way Broadcast to the world Shocks the conscience If it involves the use of force in […]

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New Event: Talk of The Town (A Benefit for Town Hall Seattle)

February 20, 2014

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 […]

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Ignite #23 Tickets On Sale / Speaker lineup

February 5, 2014

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 […]

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How to prepare to speak at Ignite Seattle

January 30, 2014

We know the speakers are the stars. As organizers we do everything we can to select speakers with great topics and passions, but we also work hard to help them prepare and make sure they have what they need to do a great job. As the Ignite Seattle speaker coach I run a coaching session […]

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Talk Proposals Due Friday

January 7, 2014

We are coming up fast on Ignite Seattle 23. The event is scheduled for mid-February – the 12th. That means if you would like to give an Ignite talk, you need to submit by this Friday. We’ve already gotten lots of great submissions, but we are always looking for more. Fill out the Submit a […]

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Speaker Lineup for Ignite Seattle 22

November 11, 2013

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 […]

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Deadline to Submit a Talk is Midnight

October 11, 2013

Today (Oct. 11th) is the last day that you can submit your idea for an Ignite talk. At midnight tonight we will no longer be accepting talks and we will begin deliberating on who will make it into the next batch of presenters. Next month, November 20th, we will be back at Town Hall and […]

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Videos from Ignite Seattle 21 are up

October 11, 2013

We have finally posted the videos from the last Ignite, held at Fremont Outdoor Cinemas in August. We had a fantastic crop of talks, including The Geek Diet, Being a Tech Entrepreneur in Baghdad, and How Video Games are Like Kissing. Check out the entire playlist for a view of all the talks. The next […]

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We Want YOU to Speak at Ignite 22!

September 5, 2013

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

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Guide to Outdoor Ignite 21 – Bring your chair!

August 16, 2013

Sir Pug reminds you to bring a chair. 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 […]

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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 organizer Randy Stewart gave an Ignite talk on How to Pitch an Ignite talk. I’ve written up and revised his points here in a blog post for easier reading. Following this advice should improve the odds your talk will get in. Important Facts Talks are strictly 5 minutes long with automated slides. You can […]

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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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