Ignite 8 2013-11-17

  • You can RSVP for a few more hours.  If you didn’t register don’t worry about it, we take walk ups! Come on down to Ignite!
  • We’re keeping an eye on the weather, hopefully it blows through before 7pm.
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Live Stream:


Every Home Should Have a Turret
Gyll Stanford –
What is an artist book? . . . and why I can’t tell you
Annette Haines –
Not Your Grand-Daddy’s Conlang
Ed Cormany - @ecormany
Yes I can… the right answer to most questions.
Chuck Bultman –
Artist in the Wilderness
Leslie Sobel –
A Free Market for Michigan Tech Talent?
David Blanchard –
Do It Together: Community Bicycle Repair in Ann Arbor
Benjamin Schultz - @common_cycle
How I Lost My Cynicism Without Losing My F*cking Edge
Jensie Wight Simkins - @jensie_simkins


Elementary Students Generate Clean, Renewable Electricity from Junk
George Albercook - @albercook
Your Devil, or Deity (if you have one), might be in the Small Data
Jackie Cohen - @jczetta
It Wasn’t My Fault!
David Bloom - @factotem
Confessions of an Elder-in-Training
Jeanne Mackey –
Life as a Digital Nomad
David Sickmiller - @davidsickmiller
The Terawatt Problem or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sun
Steven Sherman –
The Cat Lady Learns to Fly
Elizabeth Skene - @elizabethskene
Make Your Own Booze (without Going Blind)
David Erik Nelson - @SquiDaveo



Ignite 8 Call for Speakers!

Apply Now

Ignite Ann Arbor 8 will be held at Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, at 7pm on Sunday November 17th, 2013! We are excited to bring Ignite to Ann Arbor again and are eager to see what the community comes up with.

A very big thank you goes to the U of M Master of Entrepreneurship program for providing Blau Auditorium as our venue!

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! The deadline for applying is midnight on October 17th, 2013. We encourage you to talk about something you have experience with, something you’ve done, or something whimsical. We’ve had more than a hundred talks, from hacking together your own camping equipment to holding a home funeral, from tracking your sleep to roller derby, from homemade near-space balloons to original fiction.

YOU can do this. Apply Now.