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.
See Erik Hofer’s extended Ignite Second Stage talk about personal informatics and sleep at the Ann Arbor District Library this Wed 7-8:30 at the AADL Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room! Come check it out, free, no registration.
See his Ignite talk here:
It’s interesting to note that only 268 of the 500 RSVPs are from Ann Arbor proper. We’re considering doing away with RSVPs entirely for next time. Because it’s a free event, the attrition rate is pretty high, there are a lot of no-shows, and twitter is awash with people saying they wished they could come but couldn’t get a ticket. We always try to make it clear that walk-ups will get in, but it seems there are still a lot of people who stay home because they didn’t get on the RSVP list. Therefore, we might just seat on a first-come first-served basis next time. Comments welcome.
If you haven’t RSVPed, you can still come and get on the wait list. We usually have some no-shows, and at 6:50 we will open up remaining spots to the waitlist. Directions are here: http://igniteannarbor.eventbrite.com You can park in the Hill St. parking structure.
We had a round of run-throughs today with some of the speakers for next week, and some representatives of Washtenaw Toastmasters. Tony, Jim, Bill and Kirk provided some great feedback and encouragement, and did it with a grace that I found very empowering. I think the speakers really enjoyed the opportunity, and I know I learned a lot myself just listening in.
Washtenaw Toastmasters meet every Thursday at WCC, and after getting a taste of the guidance available there I’m encouraged to check out a meeting. We thank them for their support for Ignite.
The sun is rising over the fields and groves of Ann Arbor, and your steed is restless. The time has come once again, to ride onto the stage, and deliver a 5 minute talk with 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds on a topic you are passionate about. Who will rise to the challenge? Ignite Ann Arbor 4 will be held at Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business, at 7pm on October 12th. This is your chance to inform your neighbors about something awesome. This is your chance to hack the Ignite format and do something remarkable. What can an Ignite talk be? A call to action? A travelogue? A confession? A play? It’s up to you.
The Call for Speakers is up, fill out our form to submit your talk proposal!
Application Deadline is 11:59pm, Wednesday, September 15th
Speaker Selection by Friday, September 17th
Slide submission deadline: Monday October 4th
Ignite 4: October 12th