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Ignite Boulder 23 Is Coming (Woo hoo!)

We’ve been a little bit silent lately, mostly because we’ve been plotting (planning–we mean planning) our next move. And here it is: Ignite Boulder 23 is officially scheduled for Thursday, May 15th (yep, during Boulder Startup Week) at the Boulder Theater.

We know you’re wondering, and the answer is yes: We are taking speaker submissions right now! If it’s always been your dream (even secretly) to give a talk at Ignite, please shoot an email to kath@igniteboulder.com with your ideas & thoughts.

Tickets will go on sale shortly, so stay tuned, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up-to-date announcements from our organizers. As always, it’s going to amazing, and we don’t want you to miss it!

Much love,
Your Ignite Boulder Family

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Ignite Boulder 22 recap

November 6 was an experiment for us. Something different, something new. A cross pollination of short films and live talks to energize the community. We wanted to commemorate what we called “Ignite Boulder Film” not only for those who joined us, but also those viewing these clips for the first time. And yes, this post is later than we would have liked, but we hope you’ll still enjoy it.

 

Our first two films are intended to be shown back-to-back.

Jason Silva (web)

 

Sherpa Cinema (web)

 

Georgina Terry (web)

 

Live talk: look for Georgina in Sarai’s slides!

Sarai Snyder (web)

 

Mushrooms can save the world.

Mushroom Man (web)

 

Live talk: Gluten Girl.

Alex Hanifin (@dairyfreequeen)

 

The Goodline (web)

 

Brilliant!

Drew Christie (web)

 

Deep Green Sea (web)

 

Live talk: The end of Alma Flamenca is the beginning of the Fractal Talk. Magic Live Performance.

Fractal Tribe (web)

 

Live talk: Hybrid film and poetry. Wade has skills!

Wade Newsom (@wadenewsom)

 

Most talked about film of the show.

Bianca Giever (web)

 

Children are profound.

JuBa Films (web)

 

Live talk: Brain on fire.

Timmy O’Neil (web)

 

Beautiful.

Cascada (web)

 

Martyn Ashton (@martynashton)

 

Live talk: Martyn’s accident and Isaac’s story share a common thread. Pay attention to Isaac’s first words.

Isaac Savitz (web)

 

We hope you enjoy these as much as we treasured finding and sharing these with you, Boulder!

– the Ignite Boulder organizing crew

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Ignite 22 Speaker List & FAQ

Let us preface this by saying that, being two days out from our event, we obviously didn’t announce the speakers in a timely fashion this time around, and for that we are very sorry. But on the bright side: This Ignite is going to be nothing like you’ve ever attended, and we truly think because of that, it’s going to be one of the best ones yet! Tickets are, predictably, sold out already, but we recommend checking out igniteticketswap.com to see if there are any available from the community.

If you haven’t heard, Ignite 22 is a little out of the ordinary. Containing our typical fantastic sparks and peppered with delightful short films, we’re excited to pivot from our regularly scheduled program to bring you something new, experimental and hopefully, amazing. You best put seat belts on your ears, cause we’re going to take them for the ride of their lives. And now without further ado, here are our speakers:

  • Sarai Snyder – Women: Bikes and Tech – Tools for Change
  • Alex Hanifin – Gluten Girl
  • Fractal Tribe – Acro: The What and Why our our Crazy Risky Love Affair
  • Wade Newsom – Participate
  • Timmy O’Neil – Bookends of Being
  • Isaac Savitz – Risk, What is it Good For?

 

Ignite 22 FAQ:

 

Is there an after party?

Yes! Head over to West Flanders (1125 Pearl Street). Drinks will be free until our tab runs out!

Are tickets on sale?

SOLD OUT! Very sorry.

Do I really need to print out my ticket?

No. Just bring an ID! (Even if your confirmation says to print your tickets, you can safely ignore that.)

I suddenly can’t make it. How can I transfer my ticket to a friend of mine?

No sweat. Have them check in under your name. You can also put it up on igniteticketswap.com

Will there be interpreters?

Yes! Our interpreters will be there on stage for hearing impaired folks.

What time do things really get started?

Doors open at 6pm. The show starts at 7pm. Try to be on time. We’re usually done at 9pm or so.

Can I stream the event from home?

Yes! We’ll be streaming here: http://igniteboulder.com/live.

I’m not 21 years old. Can I come?

No, sorry. This event is 21+.

Is there a band?

Not this time. We recommend using intermission as a chance to meet some new friends!

What’s the hashtag?

Please use #igniteboulder.

Who is sponsoring?

The following, lovely companies: Pixel Space, SurveyGizmo, Technical Integrity, SendGrid, Carbon Logic, QuickLeft, StickerGiant, Kurtz Fargo, Imulus and Silver Lining Builders. Phew! Many, many thanks, as always, for helping us host Ignite Boulder.

Where does the money go?

We use the ticket sales and sponsor money to pay for the venue, after party, projector, professional video of the presentations, and we send a donation to a local charity. In light of recent events, the Ignite 22 proceeds will be donated to victims of the Boulder Flood.

 

And as always, feel free to hit us up on Twitter, Facebook and email with any questions you might have. We can’t wait to see you on 11/6 at the Boulder Theater!

Cheers,

The Ignite Boulder Family

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Ignite Boulder 22 Is Coming

Things are happening. Wheels are turning. If you’re nervous because you haven’t heard from the Ignite team for a while… Never fear: Ignite 22 is officially scheduled for November 6th at the Boulder Theater! And trust us: This one’s going to be a doozy.

We asked for your feedback, you gave it, and we listened. This Ignite is going to be longer (around 2 hours), contain four major themes (any guesses?!) and will be different (and probably more awesome) than any event we’ve ever put on in the past. Hold on to your butts, and stay tuned! We’re finalizing speakers and tickets will go on sale soon.

 

By the way: Want to stay in-the-know and impress all your friends with your wizard-like knowledge of Ignite Boulder? Then follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page. These are the gateways to being first in line, and making sure you don’t miss the boat on ticket sales!

Ignite 22 is on it's way!

Ignite 22 is on it’s way!

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IgniteBoulderFilm- Postales

Friday will be a new type of event for IgniteBoulder: a one talk + film event. Friday night at the wonderful eTown Hall (a fantastic venue).

The film for this first event will be Postales.

“Tourism is not simple. You can say that again, and put a dissertation behind it, when wealthy traveling Americans engage with subsistence economies. In “Postales,” a searching and human film directed by Josh Hyde and set in Cuzco, Peru, one grim-faced local woman commodifies herself by donning traditional colorful clothes, pulling a llama along and posing for pictures outside expensive hotels. The cameras snap away. As she says, it’s her job.” -NYTimes

$10, please join!

http://igniteboulderfilm1.eventbrite.com/

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Ignite Boulder 21 FAQ

Ignite Boulder 21 is Wednesday, May 15th at the glorious Boulder Theater!

Here is everything else you need to know:

Is there an after party?

Yes! Head over to West Flanders (1125 Pearl Street). Drinks will be free until our tab runs out!

Are tickets on sale?

SOLD OUT! Very sorry.

Do I really need to print out my ticket?

No. Just bring an ID! (Even if your confirmation says to print your tickets, you can safely ignore that.)

I suddenly can’t make it. How can I transfer my ticket to a friend of mine?

No sweat. Have them check in under your name.

Will there be interpreters?

Yes! Our interpreters will be there on stage for hearing impaired folks.

What time do things really get started?

Doors open at 6pm. The show starts at 7pm. Try to be on time. We’re usually done at 9pm or so.

Can I stream the event from home?

Yes! We’ll be streaming here: http://igniteboulder.com/live.

I’m not 21 years old. Can I come?

No, sorry. This event is 21+.

Is there a band?

We have something extra special planned for intermission!

What’s the hashtag?

Please use #igniteboulder.

Who is sponsoring?

The following lovely companies: QuickLeft, Sticker Giant, SendGrid, Carbon Logic, Survey Gizmo, Technical Integrity, Amadeus Consulting, Snap Engage and CableLabs

Many, many thanks for helping us host Ignite!

Where does the money go?

We use the ticket sales and sponsor money to pay for the venue, after party, projector, professional video of the presentations, and we send a donation to a local charity.

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Ash Beckham – Eliminating Gay as a

Ash Beckham brought down the house with the following talk at Ignite Boulder 20. It just hit 400k views on YouTube making it the most viewed Ignite talk ever (from any Ignite in the world).

Congrats to Ash! Thanks to everyone that has shared this with their friends. Can we get it to 500k?

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All Your Tickets Are Sold Out To Us

ticket sales over a week

Tickets for Ignite Boulder 21 are sold out! The 21st straight time this little event has sold out in a row (and over two weeks prior to the event!).

We feared this day would come. Well, we kinda knew about it and tried to warn you to get your tickets early as a bird. To those that have tickets: you are in for an amazing night. Some amazing sparks are going to fly on stage and at least one host promises to recite those lyrics from that popular pop song that the kids love these days.

If you missed the boat, perhaps now is a great time to like the Ignite Boulder Facebook page so you are up to date. If you are feeling lucky you can sign up on the waitlist and any cancelations will give someone on it a shot at getting in. We still have two slots for sponsors (which comes with six tickets). You can buy those here.

Go forth and be awesome Boulder.

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Tickets On Sale!

Ignite Boulder 21 tickets are on sale!

Tickets WILL sell out, so don’t delay.

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Meet Our Ignite Boulder 21 Speakers!

Here are the Speakers and their Sparks :

Stu Barwick – Oh The Places They’ll Grow!

Yoav Lurie – The Power Of Fun

Mark S. Harrison – How To Write A Kick-Ass Haiku

Dan Leopold – To Read or Not To Read? How (NOT) to Educate A Nation of Struggling Children

Jordan Shipman – Importance of Story in Competition Climbing

Banks Benitez – Embracing Awkwardness

Rob Norback – I Simply Want You To Listen

Sarah Welch – Life As A Nerd in the Country

Jeff Chow – Human-Computer Interfaces

Sarai Snyder – A List of Don’ts for Women on Bicycles, Updated

Michael Sitarzewski – Fear Kills (Dreams)

Helen Burnside – The Birds and The Bees

Bekah Smith – Juggling – What’s the Point?

Andrew Zimmer – I Am A Comedian And So Can You!

Ignite Boulder 21 is Wednesday, May 15th at the Boulder Theatre in picturesque downtown Boulder. Tickets on sale soon.

Stay tuned for more info.

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