Ignite Birmingham #10 has been moved to may

Due to issues on my part we have decided to move our 10th installment of Ignite Birmingham to back a few months. The new date is May 2nd, 2014. This will allow us to make the best possible event we can. Along with ignite we will also be hosting a barcamp the next day so stay tuned for details about that as well.

This being our 10th event we would like to do this right. Our goal is 18 speakers with a wide variety of topics. We want this event to inspire you to laugh, wonder, think, and want to create.

You’ll be there, right? It’s bound to be epic, but we’ll definitely need your help. Do you have a passion? Do you know someone with a passion? Is someone being passionate in your general vicinity? We’re looking for passions! Submissions are open now so get them in! We would love to fill our slots early to help us promote the event faster. Click here to submit!

Also, in case you weren’t aware, the Ignite Birmingham team is composed entirely of volunteers, and we’re always looking for help. Can you do things? We bet you can. We bet you can do stuff we need, and we bet you’d like to get involved. We’re especially looking for rad local sponsors and someone who can help us wrangle them. Send us an email (ignitebham <at> gmail.com). Or tweet our Twitter. Or book our Face. We’d love to have you around.

We have created a facebook event to allow people to RSVP early so we can gauge interest. Click here to join. (Note this is not the official registration) We will open official registration about a month out.

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Ignite Birmingham #10 is coming! (since winter has obviously already arrived)

Things are happening. Wheels are turning. We are once again going to try to have an event each quarter. So keeping that in mind Ignite 10 is officially scheduled for March 14th at the Edge of Chaos at UAB lister hill library!

Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 28th. -> Apply here <-

Keep up to date on all the Ignite awesomeness

Be the first to hear all the juicy details on Ignite Birmingham #10 and chat with other Igniters by finding us online:

Twitter: @ignitebham or #ignitebham
Facebook page: facebook.com/ignitebirmingham
RSVP to our event on Facebook.
So what are you waiting for? Hop to it! Send us your ideas for interesting topics and people that we should get in touch with, and get those fingers tapping to mark your calendars. It’s almost showtime!

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Thank You, Danke, Gracias, Arigato…

Yesterday we brought another Ignite Birmingham to a close. As always we continue to be impressed and inspired by the fascinating topics shared each time.

Thank you to the 6 brave speakers and just about as many ignite karaokers who shared there ideas. We’re appreciative that you chose to share your story and leave your mark on the Ignite community.

Another “muchas gracias” goes out to our friends for their contributions, time, and support to make Ignite Birmingham a success:  Edge of Chaos for letting us use them as a venue, Gabe Rios for providing refreshments

As we close this chapter, we encourage you to use the fire you saw in our presenters last night to find the fire within you. What are you passionate about? What do you geek out about? What makes you talk faster and use your hands when you explain it to others? Our next event will be in March or April so stay tuned for an announcement in January!

Until next time, good night, adios, and adieu! See you next time!

 

 

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Ignite Birmingham #9: We’re Back!

First things first – we missed you all!  While our long break since the last Ignite Birmingham event was a necessity, turns out we really miss putting on this event so here ware are again! We’re most passionate about helping Birmingamians share their passions with the community, so it’s time to get at it again!

Ignite Birmingham #9 is on the horizon, so get pumped, mark your calendars, and tell us who YOU want to see on stage.  Here’s everything you need to know about submissions, dates, tickets, and more:

Who do you want to see on stage?

Our community is full of passionate and talented people, including some you may know.  Have any friends with a unique interest? Met any people lately with a fascinating passion or talent?  Or, have you ever encountered a topic that made you think,”I wanna know more about that!”?  We want to hear about it!

This year along with asking all of you to lend us your brilliance on stage, we’d like to hear about the people and topics you’d like to see at Ignite. If they sound interesting we will see if they would like to be a speaker.

October 17th is right around the corner

Pencil us in for the night of Thursday, October 17th because you’ve got a hot date with many other Igniters!  Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on October 4th, and tickets will go online on October 1st, at 10:00 a.m.  They will sell out quickly, so stay tuned for details on how to snag yours before they’re gone.

Keep up to date on all the Ignite awesomeness

Be the first to hear all the juicy details on Ignite Birmingham #9 and chat with other Igniters by finding us online:

So what are you waiting for?  Hop to it!

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Ignite Birmingham #9: We’re Back! Who do you know that has something passionate or purposeful to share?

First things first – we missed you all! While our slightly long break since the last Ignite Birmingham events was a nice chance spend with new family, it turns out that we were way too excited to stay away long. We’re more passionate about helping birminghamians share their passions with the community than ever before, so it’s time to get at it again!

Ignite Birmingham #9 is on the horizon, so get pumped, mark your calendars, and tell us who YOU want to see on stage. Here’s everything you need to know about submissions, dates, tickets, and more:

Who do you want to see on stage?

Our community is full of passionate and talented people, including some you may know. Have any friends with a unique interest? Met any people lately with a fascinating passion or talent? Or, have you ever encountered a topic that made you think,”I wanna know more about that!”? We want to hear about it!

Help spread the word and and tell anyone with something interesting to say check out the site. And feel free to talk it up ;)  August 1st. 2013 is when we plan to close down the submissions so help us get our proposals in!

And always remember: Up to 20 slides and 5 minutes is all you get. Not a second more. The presenters need to get to the point quickly, and make it exciting and engaging.

 

Outreach

Since our community is a vary broad one it is hard to hit all groups. So if you know of any groups who you think would be interested in our event please pass this info along. We can only continue to grow with the help of a strong and vibrant ignite birmingham community. Also if you know someone I should be reaching out to let me know! henry <dot> mcbride <at> gmail …… you know the rest.

Pencil us in for the night of Thursday, August 15th.  Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on August 1, and tickets will go on sale August 5, at 10:00 a.m.

Keep up to date on all the Ignite awesomeness

Be the first to hear all the juicy details on Ignite Birmingham #9 and chat with other Igniters by finding us online:

Twitter: @ignitebham or #Ignitebhm

So what are you waiting for? Hop to it! Send us your ideas for interesting topics and people that we should get in touch with, and get those fingers tapping to mark your calendars. It’s almost showtime!

 

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Weekly video releases until our next event!

Over the next 2 months we will strive to release at least 1 video a week from our 7th and 8th events. This is partially due to having issues with getting the video edited from our last events and also due to wanting to drum up interest in upcoming events. Funny how that works out ;) More than likely we will release around 2 videos a week.

If one of the videos sparks a topic idea off in your head we would like to encourage you to submit it for our next event which will be on March 28th at the Edge of Chaos. Apply here!

The first video is “Gamification in Medical Education” by James H. Willig

 

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What is Ignite Birmingham?

Ignite Birmingham is an unusual event and can be tough to explain to people who have never been. Now that we are relaunching the site we are going to give explaining it a try!

What is Ignite Birmingham?

Ignite Birmingham is the chance for regular people to get on stage and in five minutes share the passion. It could be a great idea they are passionate about or just what makes their lives extraordinary – what project do you obsess over? What gets your heart racing, and makes you speak a bit faster? What widens your eyes? What about you is special that nobody else knows?

It is the chance for people to inspire not just the audience but the Birmingham area community by sharing the things most meaningful to them.

What’s Ignite Birmingham about?

Ignite Birmingham is about community. It’s about connecting people from all walks of life together to exchange ideas and thoughts, to enlighten each other, and to find out something they never knew existed in Birmingham before.

Every single event you are exposed to many people that you’ve probably never heard of, much less met before in your entire life, and each one of them is bringing their unique experiences, ideas, and passions. And hopefully some of you got together to make a difference.

How can you Ignite Birmingham?

You can get involved by submitting your own idea for a talk. Don’t get caught up wondering if your idea is worth sharing, or if you think people may not be interested. If you are genuinely, honestly, sincerely passionate about it – we want to hear it!

And if you live hearing new ideas filled with passion, we hope to see you at the next Ignite Birmingham!

 

 

 

 

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