Ignite Seattle on 2/19; Ignite Portland on 2/5!

ignite The next Ignite Seattle is February 19th at the CHAC. It’s great to be back! At the last one we had over 350 people watch 15 great talks (all of which can be found online). Watch the videos (courtesy of Bryan Zug) to see some excellent talks like Shawn Murphy’s Hacking Chocolate, Elan Lee’s LIFE: If you’re bored, you’re doing it wrong, and Dan Shapiro’s Ten valuable lessons you shouldn’t learn.

On the 19th we are going to have 16 Ask Later talks. These talks will each be 5 minutes long with 20 slides and only 15 seconds a slide. Anyone who did not speak at the last Ignite is welcome to speak. Topics should fall in the realm of web 2.0 technology, entrepreneurship, life hacks, or something else that you think a room full of internet junkies will appreciate. Stories and lessons work better than product demos. Submit your talk by 2/10 (talks are selected on a rolling basis; you’re more likely to get in if you beat the rush that comes at the end). RSVP at Upcoming.

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This isn’t the only NW Ignite event. Ignite Portland is nearly upon us. It takes place Tuesday, February 5th, from 6-9pm at the Bagdad Theatrer on 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. As you can see from the image they’ve been getting some press. The talks look great. I would love to learn more about Why Deutschland Loves David Hasselhoff from Mario Schulzkeand or How to be an Undercover Hooker from my friend Jessica Bruder (author of the excellent Burning Book — the only Burning Man book that I’ve gone past just flipping through to actually reading). RSVP at Upcoming.

If you happen to be in Helsinki on February 22nd you can catch the city’s first Ignite.

We’re going to have an Ignite on the opening night at ETech. You have to be attending to speak; submission information will be sent to attendees. Scotto Moore is the only speaker so far; he’ll have a brand-new talk for us. You can see his talk from Ignite Seattle 4, Make Art Not Content, after the jump (it was one of the crowd favorites).

If you want to start your own Ignite go check out our community site. It will get you started.