Ignite Stamford is something new that has just hit Stamford. Every other month, a group of 12 people present fun, witty, quirky, inspiring, and potentially geektastic topics. Here’s the rub: each presentation is limited to 5 minutes with a series of 20 slides that are on auto-advance every 15 seconds. Ignite has, well, ignited in about 100 different places across the world because people can’t get enough of learning new things, meeting new people, and having a good time together. The first Ignite Stamford event will be held on 1/31, starting at 7, and will be held at Stamford Innovation Center at 175 Atlantic Street.
A call for speakers went out and we thought long and hard about what to speak about, what we could add to Ignite Stamford. We sat down, brainstormed, and out popped a topic…can you guess what we’ll be talking about? Yes, correct: the nuclear physiology of diatomic particles. Okay, fine…we’re talking about food.
Also appearing will be everybody’s favorite coffee guy: Donny Raus, owner of Raus Coffee. You’ve seen him at countless farmers’ markets and have probably seen his coffee in stores. And, undoubtedly, you’ve had at least one Cold Roman, their signature drink. He’ll be talking about coffee, but in a different way…”Coffee for Humanity.”
We’re eager to hear him speak and to hear the other presenters. You’ll definitely want to keep up with Ignite Stamford on FB and their site so that you can learn more about them, see how to apply for the next Ignite Stamford, and to learn more about the speakers below. Believe it or not, after just two days this event sold out! But, Meg, RJ, and co. still will have a waiting list up if you’d like to go. Tickets are $10…dirt cheap when you consider being able to see so many great speakers talk.
Lucas Codognolla, “Do I Look Undocumented to You?” @LucasCodog
Kathryn Fink, “Scarier Than Dying” @kathrynfink
Carissa Ganelli, “How Tech Founders Are Like Serial Killers” @LightningBuy
Sarah Goshman, “Time Out: Why You Should Take A Creative Sabbatical (and What I Learned During Mine)” @sarahemily
Jeremy Kranowitz, “How Much Corn Should We Put in Our Fuel Tanks?” @foodfuelfuture
Jackie Lightfield, “The Art of the Pop Up” @turfgrrl
Tereza Nemessanyi, “100 Events and 1000 Comments: How To Manufacture ‘Overnight Success’” @TerezaN.
Donny Raus, “Coffee for Humanity” @RausCoffee
TJ Singh, “Want to Start a Billion Dollar Company?”
Julie Ann Sorenson, “Dump Your Diet” @TheJulieAnn
Bridget Stokes, “Local Filmmaking: Making Movies and Improving the Community” @murhpystokes