Ignite 3 is Thursday

We have sold out of our 500 RSVPs. Doors open at 6:15pm, show starts at 7pm. If you have RSVPed, please arrive by 6:45, as well will be letting in walkups starting at 6:45pm. Thus, if you haven’t RSVPed, you may still have a chance to get in. We’re really excited about the program and it’s going to be a great event!

If you take photos, post them to the Flickr photo pool and/or the Facebook fan page. If you tweet, use #ignitea2 and #GIW (Global Ignite Week). We want #GIW as a trending topic! Also, follow @ignitea2 for more info.

Thanks to our fantastic sponsers:
Adrian’s t-shirt Printery
Kolossus Printing

Ignite 2 RSVPs sold out

We’ve run out of RSVPs for tonight. Some walk-ups may be admitted if there are no-shows. RSVP holders should arrive before 6:50pm to guarantee entry, otherwise it will be first-come first-served after that point. We’re pumped about tonight and looking forward to seeing everyone!

Blau Auditorium
Ross School of Business
701 Tappan St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Ignite 2 Program

Bilal Ghalib @: Hacker Spaces and PBLE’s – American Re-education and the Importance of Making Things

Mary Lemmer @: I scream for Gelato

Patti Smith @: The Braille Embossinator: Technology for the Visually Impaired and Disabled

Aaron Worsham @: Why Geeks Love Wood

Devon Persing @: Ambient Librarianship, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Job

Linda Diane Feldt @: There is a free lunch – and twitter helps to find it.

Carl Wright @: How to spin a rope


Jack Zaientz @: The Silver Age of American Jewish Music is Happening Now! And Why We’re Missing It.

Garrett Scott @: Rosicrucian Barber-Orators, Humanist Doodles, and a Bible Dictionary amid the Cherokee.

Brenda E. Bentley: These Buns are Made for Walking

Bill Van Loo: Are our kids technologically literate?

Peggy Daub: What was Galileo thinking about 400 years ago today?

Aaron Santos: How Many Licks Does It Take?

Angela Kujava @: The Uprising Behind the Robot Store or, Why One-On-One Attention is Crucial for our Students.

David Bloom @: Why Sex Is Great

Date change to Nov 6th

Ignite 2 will be on Friday Nov 6th at Blau Auditorium. We unexpectedly had the original date un-confirmed, but were able to secure the space for this new date. We’re sorry for the confusion and hassle to everyone involved.

We’re very excited about the event and hope you’ll help make sure people are aware of the date change. People who have already RSVPed on eventbrite will be emailed and asked to re-RSVP.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience this has caused everyone, especially our speakers. You guys have been very flexible and we appreciate it.

Ignite 2 Call for Speakers

Ignite 2 will be held Monday, November 2nd at Blau Auditorium (capacity 500), thanks to the Entrepreneur and Venture Club!

We’re looking for interesting speakers to deliver talks in the Ignite format: 5 minutes, 20 slides, auto-advancing every 15 seconds. Come explain your passion, and spread the word! If you know of someone you’d love to see at Ignite 2, tell them about it and ask them to participate! To find out how and why to give an Ignite talk, check out Scott Berkun’s great Ignite talk on the subject. We also ask our speakers to read and the TED commandments and take them to heart.

All speakers should fill out the talk proposal form, even if you put your name on another list in the past.

The application deadline is 11:59pm, October 7th, 2009, and selected speakers will be notified by October 14th, 2009. We’re looking forward to hear what you have to say!