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Ignite Sault 1 Agenda – Tuesday, June 2nd

on May 31, 2009 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Ignite Sault 1 Agenda – Tuesday, June 2nd by

Here is the agenda for our first ever Ignite Sault event.

6:30 Doors open
7:00 Event begins – opening remarks
7:15 Pre-Ignite contest – see below
7:30 Pick winner of paper tower contest
7:45 First set of talks

Gerry Kirk – How and why to give an Ignite talk
Luc Duchesne – 2050: A banana Odyssey
Grant Baxter – Technology – Within Others
Sherri Smith – The things you find while running
Birgit Kroll – Food Literacy

8:30 Break

8:45 Second set of talks
Candice Esposito – Lessons Learned from Pandemics Past
Tom Noland – Touring CA: Wonderful Wine, Terrific Trees and Gorgeous Gardens
Robert Rattle – Metaphorically speaking…about the environment
Jason Collins – Leadership Sault Ste. Marie
Curtis Collins – Art and Community

9:30 Closing comments and socializing

Pre-Ignite Contest

on May 31, 2009 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Pre-Ignite Contest by

Other Ignite events often run a pre-ignite contest just to get things warmed up. We are bringing that tradition to the Sault for the first Ignite, and everyone is invited to participate.

The game is simple, the rules are few, and it will be a contest of pure creativity and engineering prowess.  Your materials are 5 sheets of paper, a roll of tape, and a pair of scissors. Gather your team and start cutting, folding, rolling and taping until you have the tallest freestanding tower you can manage. When time is called, step away and cross your fingers!

There are only two rules:

  1. you can’t use anything other then the paper and tape provided
  2. your construction cannot be taped to the floor (or any other part of the theater for that matter)

Whichever team has the tallest structure standing when the Judges come around wins, and there will be prizes.

We will provide the tape, paper and scissors. Contest will begin at 7:15  so you will have time to finish and clean up before the talks get started at 7:45.

Pre-Ignite Contest

on May 31, 2009 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Pre-Ignite Contest by

Other Ignite events often run a pre-ignite contest just to get things warmed up. We are bringing that tradition to the Sault for the first Ignite, and everyone is invited to participate.

The game is simple, the rules are few, and it will be a contest of pure creativity and engineering prowess.  Your materials are 5 sheets of paper, a roll of tape, and a pair of scissors. Gather your team and start cutting, folding, rolling and taping until you have the tallest freestanding tower you can manage. When time is called, step away and cross your fingers!

There are only two rules:

  1. you can’t use anything other then the paper and tape provided
  2. your construction cannot be taped to the floor (or any other part of the theater for that matter)

Whichever team has the tallest structure standing when the Judges come around wins, and there will be prizes.

We will provide the tape, paper and scissors. Contest will begin at 7:15  so you will have time to finish and clean up before the talks get started at 7:45.

Tuesday is deadline for submitting a talk – what passion do you want to share?

on May 15, 2009 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Tuesday is deadline for submitting a talk – what passion do you want to share? by

Update: Deadline passed. Check out the list of presentations .

Update: Deadline extended to Tuesday, May 19. We’ve got 6 presentations so far, let’s try to reach 10 by Tuesday!

We’re a bit short on presentations right now, so that means everyone is getting theirs in right at the deadline, of course. 🙂

Ignite is about having fun, meeting interesting people, sharing ideas and passions. If that sounds like your kind of event, we want you there. Why not submit a talk? 5 minutes is doable by anyone.

Now watch how Matt convinced people all around the world to dance with him, from Ignite Seattle:

Sample talks

Here is Ignite Seattle’s list of talks from their most recent event. Note that their event is more geared to the tech community:

8:30 – First Set of Talks
Hillel Cooperman (@hillel) – The Secret Underground World of Lego
Dawn Rutherford (@dawnoftheread) – Public Library Hacking
Roy Leban (@royleban) – Worst Case User Experience: Alzheimer’s
Shelly Farnham (@ShellyShelly) Community Genius: Leveraging Community to Increase your Creative Powers
Dominic Muren (@dmuren) – Humblefacturing a Sustainable Electronic Future
Jen Zug (@jenzug) – The Sanity Hacks of a Stay At Home Mom
Ken Beegle (@kbeegle) – Decoding Sticks and Waves
Maya Bisineer (@thinkmaya) – Geek Girl – A life Story
Scott Berkun (Scottberkun.com)- How and Why to Give an Ignite Talk

9:45 PM – Second Set of Talks
Scotto Moore (Scotto.org)- Intangible Method
Secret Guest Speaker from Ignite Portland
Mike Tykka – The Invention of the Wheel
Jason Preston (@Jasonp107) – Goodbye Tolstoy: How to say anything in 140 characters or less
Chris DiBona (@cdibona) – The Coolness of Telemedicine
Ron Burk – The Psychology of Incompetence
Katherine Hernandez (@ipodtouchgirl) – The Mac Spy
Jamie Gower JamieGower.com) – I Am %0.0002 Cyborg
Beth Goza (@bethgo) – Knitting in Code

Date change!

on May 5, 2009 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Date change! by

We’ve had to move the date from May 27 to Tuesday, June 2 due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict with one of the organizers. Fortunately we’re still early in the game, so not too much trouble (I hope). This gives presenters a little more time to get ready too. 🙂

Hope to see you there. Got your 5 min topic submitted?

Date change!

on May 5, 2009 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Date change! by

We’ve had to move the date from May 27 to Tuesday, June 2 due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict with one of the organizers. Fortunately we’re still early in the game, so not too much trouble (I hope). This gives presenters a little more time to get ready too. 🙂

Hope to see you there. Got your 5 min topic submitted?