Ignite Portland 10 proposals

We are not accepting proposals at this time.

Ignite Portland 10 will take place February 9, 2012 at the Bagdad Theater. Visit Ignite Portland for more information about the event.

Please note that Ignite is focused on sharing your burning ideas - the things that keep you up late at night. the stuff you'd do for free, even if it wasn't your job. Your obsession. It's *NOT* the place to be all self promotional or spammy. Talk ideas that seem too spammy will be rejected, in favor of those that show more passion, interestingness, and spark. So be sparky, not spammy!

If you had five minutes to talk to Portland what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? Talk about recent learnings, successes, failures? Fill out the form to submit your talk. We are looking for talks that will inspire and teach, not recruiting or product pitches.

Submitted Speaker and title


Sophie Drisko — Insights from a Screw-Up

Clifton B — What startups can learn from the yo-yo community

Marty Nelson — Lessons in Appreciation for the 21st Century Jedi

Nitya Wakhlu — Graphic Recording: What it is and why you should care.

Brandt Stickley — Creating Gift Economy in 5 Easy Steps

Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD — "What's Cookin' Doc?" Seven Anti-Aging Tips for Staying Young & Living Longer


Andrew Nhem — GTFO: Change up where you get stuff done.

Amanda P. Westmont — Brazilian Waxing: Everything you ever wanted to know (and plenty you probably didn't!)

Angela Stacklin — How to turn a fairytale romance into reality.

Amy Dubin — This is Tea!

Haig Chahinian — Why We Need Workplace Nudity

Mary Anne Thygesen — Foreclosure Carols

Kate Ertmann — Ethnographic Animation: 3D design for Marketing and Education

Brian Hennessy — Everything interesting is the same

Karen Loucks Rinedollar — Working for Peanuts and Loving It!


Ember Stevens — How to Impress a Librarian

David V. Horste — Queen Coal Technology

Bridget Pilloud — The Sociology of Cute (Or, the Survival of the Adorablest)

Denise Rothman — My Pet Slug

Sean Harry — What Makes You So Special?

Lindsay Caron — Change Your Calendar, Change Your World


Sarah Stricker — Your Memories Are Etched in Jello




Curtis C. Chen — A Homebrew Cat Feeding Robot


Michael Richeson — The Devolution Revolution

Michael Richeson — Man's search for man

Garin Etcheberry — Our obligation to be radical

Jeff Martens — How your home computer can save the world

Willem Larsen — Language Hunting: Let's Save Endangered Languages Now By All Becoming Instant Polyglots

Alexis Peterka — Why social media isn't getting you laid


Ním Wunnan — Presenting on Presenting

Jolie Guillebeau — Why Anyone Can Draw (and Tools to Prove It.)


Josh Marinacci — The Hogwarts Textbook

Josh Marinacci — Graphic Design for the Complete and Utter Engineer


Carl Smith — Trust At Work


Joshua Waldman — From Local Blogger to National 'Dummie'


Scott Crabtree — Rewiring your brain to be happier


Kevin Murphy — Application of Time Management Principles to Catching an Airplane


Zeke Camusio — The HOW Solution

Dr. Paula Noel Macfie — Remembering Our Ancestors


Brad Fortier — The Human Brain on Improvised Theater

Kristin Luck — 20 Simple Steps To Make It To The Playboy Mansion (Without Taking Your Clothes Off)