Have you heard about Ignite Seattle? It’s a volunteer-powered event that started back in 2006.
The concept is simple: People, most of them not public speakers, go on stage in front of 700 or so other people to share part of their life for five minutes.
That could sound like your basic nightmare, but be brave. It pays off. The talks are often funny, or informative, or inspiring, and sometimes they just floor you. Ignite Seattle 32 featured the following talks:
- Let’s Talk About Menstruation, Sara Gentzler
- A Gut Feeling: Microbiome and Mental Health, Hannah Thomasy
- Become a Wifi Ninja: Learn How to Fix Internets, Patrick McCanna
- Badass 3.0, Karen Johanson
- Being Uncomfortable Is The Only Way to Grow, Virginia Emery
- Storage Hacking (or how to hoard neatly 101), Beth FitzGibbon
- The Power of Wearing Your Pain, Bridget Foley
- How To Win A National Award, Stephanie Lucash
- Holy S**t – A New Way “To Go”, V Calvez
- How To Be Mad at Your Kids, Jenni Pertuset
- Obsession With Causality, Andrei Borodin
- It Takes a Village, Stephanie Carrillo
- A World For Every Classroom, John Krajewski
- Simulating The International ComMUNity, River O’Connor
- No, I Don’t Know Where To Buy Weed, Farris Holliday
- Why We Stopped Eating The Nasty S**t, Andrew Ho
Ignite Seattle 32 took place on February 23 at Town Hall Seattle. Sonya Harris recorded the talks. The emcee was Scott Berkun. Ignite Seattle 33 is coming up on May 18.
Please note: This recording contains language of an adult nature.
Listen to the full version below: