Improvisation and Meditation Go to College Ed Sarath – @ Stirling – The Little Engine That Can Tim Sefton Humans and Cold: A Love Story Nick Helmholdt Life Lessons of Texas Hold Em Lindsay Allen – @ Electric Power to the Person Craig Toepfer Living in a multilingual world Jinny Bromberg – @ Hiring local, selling global Mark Shalinsky
Heavy Metal: A truly under appreciated artform Anthony Oliver – @ Get your learn on Ann Arbor Free Skool – @ You don’t pay enough for food. Robo Robb – @ Pun-nish your Friends Adam Goodman – @ The Birth and Death of a Solar Electron Dave Strenski Data Entry, Coffee Dripping, and other things as Interesting as Watching Paint Dry Jackie Cohen You Are An Experimental Film Donald Harrison – @
Are you ready, are you set, it’s time again to light it up! Ignite Ann Arbor 6 will be held at Blau Auditorium, at 7pm on Sunday November 6th. We are excited to bring Ignite to Ann Arbor again and are eager to see what the community comes up with.
Ignite talks are 5 minute talks where the speaker gets 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. We think that breeds creativity, and we like to see talks on a very wide arrange of topics, as you can see by looking at some of the previous talks to the left.
If you are interested, please fill out our application, deadline for applying is midnight on Monday, October 10th. We encourage you to talk about something you have experience with, something you’ve done, or something whimsical. Someone recently told me a great talk caused them to rush home and look for more information. But your goal is also to entertain. There is still untrodden territory! After seeing some 70 talks in Ann Arbor so far, we have yet to have had an act of fiction, for instance.
Ignite Great Lakes was a great all-lakes Ignite experience, featuring around a dozen Ignite alumni from around the great lakes, including A2 alumni Erik Hofer and Jerzy Drozd. Several hundred people joined the audience at the beautiful Fillmore in Detroit, an audience comprised of a lot of Maker Faire attendees.
Things started off with a BristleBot make competition, and were followed by some great talks, culminating in a sword swallower. What a night!
Due to the synergy with Ignite Great Lakes and Maker Faire Detroit, we have two tickets to Maker Faire available to the first person who can correctly email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to this question:
Which Ignite Ann Arbor speaker spoke the words “Because near-space chocolate is awesome!” ?
Organizers and relevant speaker may not claim the prize.
Update: Congratulations to Christopher Lee, who correctly and first answered “Jim Deakins”, Ignite 1 Alumnus whose talk was entitled “Near Space Balloons”
O’Reilly has polled the local Ignite organizers in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Ontario, and has pulled together a list of 13 stellar speakers, including two Ignite Ann Arbor Alumni! If you’ll be in the area we’d love to have you join us. You can sign up for your tickets here: http://oreil.ly/oypa0Q
Better yet, if you’re willing and able to volunteer for the event, you can fill out our form here: http://oreil.ly/qEA4Ax
Be sure to get your tickets for what is sure to be one of the most impressive Ignites held to date – let’s make them The Greatest Lakes.
Ignite Ann Arbor 4 alum Brian Wecht is bringing The Story Collider to the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library this Friday, March 11th at 7pm! Come check out hilarious and true stories about science at this free Ignite Second Stage event.
It is tonight, at 7pm, at Blau Auditorium in the Ross School of Business. If you have already registered at igniteannarbor.eventbrite.com, that’s great. We have 560 people registered, and registration is open until 3pm. If you haven’t registered, that’s also ok! We take walkups, and have so far never turned anyone away. We also secured a classroom right beside Blau with CCTV as an overflow, which would still allow you to mingle at half-time and feel the buzz of the event! Come on out to Ross tonight and we will have a great night!
Follow us at @ignitea2 for updates. Hashtags for tonight are #ignitea2, and for Global Ignite Week: #GIW
Below is a map of some parking options. Don’t forget to allocate time for finding parking, if the free Hill St lot fills up, as it did last time, you might have to walk a short distance.