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June 24th – A Sneak Peak At What’s In Store

Posted on 01 May 2010 by IgniteBC

The second installment of Ignite in Vancouver. We already have an amazing lineup for this one! Here’s just a teaser of what you can expect from us on June 24th:

  • A reality show type contest where the audience will vote via Twitter and TXT msg on their favorite presenters. Everyone can vote for each presenter equally, but the person with the most votes from everyone will win $500!
  • A tongue twister contest: read as much as you can in ten seconds. Make no mistakes and you win a prize!

A lineup of presentations that range from funny to eclectic to scientific! Here’s a quick overview of just some of the people preparing to present at Ignite 2.0:

  • Kerry Ward: Without Adventure, You Are DEAD — At the root of all business and personal success lies one thing: Adventure. It comes naturally for kids, not so much for adults. Adults have to consciously cultivate a Daily Adventure Practice in order to stay alive and grow. Businesses must literally add ventures in order to succeed. This talk will take an energetic and humorous approach to this VITAL issue.
  • James Karg : Everything I needed to know I learned from Video games — A game
    designer takes a diffrent look at life and draws parallels to his profession and the real life game. James addresses things like playing cooperatively, facing end bosses, taking care of your health, and learning to play a “role”.
  • Matt Ross: Backpacking Central America – As the author of “Short Straws A Gringo’s Perspective of Backpacking
    Central America”, Matt will bring an off-the-cuff view from off-the-beaten
    path, the lighter side of his experiences in rural Central America during a six-month odyssey.
  • Jill Talbot: The social construction of addiction – This presenter will bring to light some of our conceptions and misconceptions of the true nature of addiction, and how our perceptions and misunderstandings influence the sevices available to those at risk.

… plus six to eight more presenters yet to be confirmed! We still have a number of presenters that missed that last event, and we expect their presence as well. If you plan on being either a speaker, spectator or sponsor, this is one show you won’t want to miss!

Get your tickets through either http://www.meetup.com/IgniteBC/ or through http://IgniteBC2.Eventbrite.com. Additionally, if you are interested in giving a presentation at this event, you can submit your idea through the IgniteBC webpage at http://ignitebc.com/events/the-next-ignite-june-24th/

Finally, since this is a non-profit event, we are always looking for sponsors. They can be cash, or if you want to promote your business by providing services in kind, or just some kind of discount or anything to people in support of Ignite Events in Vancouver, we’d love to hear from you! We will also reciprocate in kind, and will do whatever we can to direct our audience to your enterprise. For those giving cash donations, we offer the following:

  • Gold sponsor - Gets you a table at the event, with lots of logo placement in programs, and splash screens in presentations, etc.
  • Silver Sponsor - You get four tickets plus mentions in the website, program, etc
  • Bronze Sponsor - Two tickets plus mentions in the website, etc.

Details of how YOU can become involved with Ignite in Vancouver can be found on the IgniteBC website by clicking this link: http://ignitebc.com/sponsors/sponsorship-and-support-levels/ .  You can also sponsor Ignite Vancouver through the Meetup.com website here:  http://www.meetup.com/IgniteBC/suggestion/sponsor/ – or, just email us at IgniteBC (at) gmail dot com.

Ignite Vancouver 2.0 takes place at Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant on June 24th at 6PM.  Speakers hit the stage at 7:00.  Tickets are $10.00 advance or $15 at the door.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

www.ceilis.com

670 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2C9
(604) 697-0990

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The Next Ignite: June 24th

Posted on 25 April 2010 by IgniteBC

The April 15th event was a massive success, and with it came many requests for another one!  So, without further adieu, preparations are now officially underway for Ignite Vancouver II.  The next event is June 24th, and it promises to be a ground breaker on may levels!

Wanna Earn $100 a MINUTE?  Read on!

The next event will be a little different in that we will be awarding a prize of $500 to the best presentation of the night! Presentations will be judged based on votes from the audience via a Twitter polling solution.  Everyone in the audience can vote for each presenter once.  50% of the vote will be audience generated, and 50% of the vote will come from the Ignite Organizing Team.  If you would like to participate in this event, please submit your presentation idea ASAP because its a first-come-first-served basis!  We will publish the final lineup on May 25th, and we will require your FINAL presentation to be submitted to us by June 10th.  The sooner you complete your submission, the better your chances of getting in and getting the pick of where you want to be in the final lineup.

Register with the IgniteBC website - by clicking this link.  This will make you a member of the Ignite BC and keep you up to date on all future goings-on with Ignite Events in Vancouver.

Buy tickets for the June 24 event by clicking here. Tickets are just $10.00 advance.  $15.00 the week before the event.

Interested in giving a talk? Then tell us about it!  There is space for a maximum of 12 presenters.   All the details can be found by clicking on this link:  How to become an Ignite Speaker.   Or, just fill out this form:

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This promises to be an absolutely phenomenal event!  Register early, and bring your friends because the more people that attend with you, the better your chances will be of winning!

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April 15 Official Lineup

Posted on 14 April 2010 by IgniteBC

The event agenda is posted here.  Upon completion of the event, this post will also feature links to the video archive of the event.

Location:  Lux Lounge at Caprice Nightclub.
Address:  965 Granville St (between Nelson & Smithe)

Agenda:
6:30 – 6:50 – Paper Airplane Contest
6:50 – Ten minute warning to help people get seated and get their refreshments
7:00 – Brief overview of the Ignite concept for the audience, along with introductions to the Ignite organizers & award to winner of Paper Airplane Contest.

7:00 to 7:30 – First Block of Presentations

Presenter 1:  Mark Pivon – They’re Not The Boss of You
Presenter 2:  Alyssa Wise and Natalie Sisson – Ultimate Lesson In Social Media
Presenter 3:  Brian Street – The Ford Mustang
Presenter 4:  Bill Greenbaum – Buy a Play with No Money Down

Break & Draw for tickets to see Jeffrey Hayzlett, Kodak CMO, Celebrity Apprentice star, and award-winning author.

7:45 to 8:15 – Second Block of Presentations

Presenter 5:  Patty K – Dare to Dress Inappropriately
Presenter 6:  Sofia Ribeiro -  Yell At Corporations
Presenter 7:  Bruce Nickson – Disruptive Technologies in Entertainment
Presenter 8:  Garrett Wasny – Advanced Internet Research Technologies

Break & Networking

8:30 to 9:00 – Third Block of Presentations

Presenter 9:  Darren Barefoot – Do Good Online
Presenter 10:  Eric Smith – Selling to Big Companies
Presenter 11:  Shane Gibson – Nano Markets

Wrap Up and announcements for the next event in June!

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