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Passionate Topic, Packed Auditorium, Five Minutes - Go!

Since 2006, Ignite Seattle has given Puget Sounders the opportunity to share their insights into a topic they’re passionate about. It’s the prototype for what has become an international event.

The concept is simple. Have a great idea? Share it. The only catch? You have to do it in front of a packed auditorium, in five minutes.

Ignite organizers call it “an exercise in distilled discovery that leaves you with a deeper sense of the community and possibility that surrounds you.” 

The 24 incarnation of Ignite Seattle took place at Town Hall Seattle on May 22. The talks were moderated by Seattle Times columnist Monica Guzman. Thanks to Sam Kollar for this recording.

Ignite Seattle 24 topics and speakers are:

  • Nightclub Bartending and Middle School Teaching: A Venn Diagram, Kristin Leong
  • How I Stopped Worrying About the Future and Learned to Love the Robot Apocalypse, Richard Yonck
  • Can Bicycles Be Lonely?, Seijen Takamura
  • Why My Face is Bright Red, Kathryn Downie
  • Your Diet Will Fail (And Why Mine Eventually Will), Dylan Wilbanks
  • The 4 Step Guide to Becoming the 41st Best Rock Band in the World, Daniel Lee
  • A Story About Syphilis: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know, Jennifer Whetham
  • The Force is Strong in Islam, Husayn Raza
  • Hacker Camps!, David Hulton
  • Change ALL the Passwords (Without Pain, Misery and Suffering), Arcadiy Kantor
  • The Art of Epic Failure, Abigail Anderson
  • Take the Initiative, Please!, Jan Gray
  • How I Weaseled My Way Into the Hearts of 31,273 People, Noel Frame
  • What You’ll Wish You’d Known Before You Joined that Nonprofit Board, Karen Anderson
  • Words vs. Ideas: What Comes First? Lindsey Engh
  • A Geek’s Guide To Wedding Planning, Noah Iliinsky & Teresa Valdez Klein
Got your own story to tell? Check out tips for a great talkand submit your idea for the next event.

Year started with KUOW: 2006