"Enlighten us, but make it quick."
That's the premise of Ignite Seattle, a regular worldwide event where presenters get five minutes and 20 slides to get a point across. Speakers at this month's event touch on a variety of topics, including artistry, forgiveness and the environment. One woman even talks about a fear of public speaking.
Ignite Seattle took place at Town Hall on November 8, 2012. The talk was moderated by The Seattle Times columnist Monica Guzman.
- Josh Maher, "The Definition of Running"
- Shelly Farnham, "Why I Hate Facebook"
- Colin Henry, "The Petty Officer School of Management"
- Kristina Anderson, "Surviving the Virginia Tech Massacre"
- Matt Lawrence, "Forgiveness"
- Andrew Plotsky, "Artistry"
- Mayor Mike McGinn, "City of the Future"
- Lee Lefever, "The Art of Explaining"
- Shauna Causey, "Fear of Public Speaking"
- Alex Alviar, "Secret Superpowers of Being Deaf"
Editor's Note: KUOW broadcast that Ignite Seattle is an annual event, but the event actually takes place every three months.
VIDEO: Scott Berkun's "How To Write Well, Instantly, Every Time" at Ignite Seattle in 2011.