The votes have been tallied and your voices have been heard… it is our pleasure to announce the Ignite Denver 23 Sparks for June 30th:
Elizabeth Giorgi – My Bad Job Reviews Made Me an Awesome CEO
Kelly Underell – Life is too short to not do what you want to do and be who you want to be.
Chrissie Hodges – Pure OCD/Intrusive Sexual Obsessions: It’s not as Pure as it Sounds.
Lori Heisler – Enough is Enough: Somebody Needs to Speak Up
Brenton Weyi – Humans Are Paradoxes
Emily Stones – Ban the Brand™: The Dark Side of Marketing 101
Matt Hyder – How to be Taken Seriously as a Young Entrepreneur
Jamie Shapiro – The Foundation of Leadership: Real Food
Sandee Billen Maas – “You Don’t Look Sick!” – When Public Opinion Goes Wrong
Meghan Saylor – Square Peg, Round Hole
Doyle Hanks: Love: the Bridge to Laughter
Brian Gryth – Quitter
Thank you to everyone who took the time to craft a thoughtful spark, ponder who they wanted on the stage, and bought a ticket to see the show live on June 30th at the Oriental Theater.
Today is the day that Spark voting goes live! What do you need to know?
Sparks are voted in by the community. For one week, we open up the voting and encourage the community to take 5 minutes and vote. We strive to be a supportive community and ask that each person takes the time to rank each and every Spark.
Anyone can speak at Ignite! There is no set requirement, other than that each talk is 5 minutes with 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds. We are hosting a workshop on how to give a kick-ass presentation on Monday, June 6th. Stop by and build that skill set!
Sparks come in all shapes and sizes: debt and student loans; giving up car ownership; the discrepancy between health care throughout the U.S.; analyzing dreams; the art of raising children; personal struggles with mental health. Our speakers draw on their personal stories, education, observations and passions to speak about any topic; the beauty is that there isn’t a set tone and we welcome anyone and everyone.
Sparks can be inspiring, personal, eye opening, raw, humorous or all of the above. They can inspire you to jump out of your seat and take action, think about a topic a little differently, or simply remind you of the beauty of humanity.
If you took the time to read this post, please take a few minutes to vote for our Ignite Denver 23 Sparks. (Note that Spark descriptions follow the titles and ranking section) Thursday, June 30 is our next event, and you can buy tickets here.
We don’t need an extra day to give you extra reasons to come to Ignite Denver #22 on Thursday night, but here are TWO:
One: Ultralowfi is bringing their brand of stripped-down jams back to Ignite Denver! Check their website for a taste of what you’ll get to see and hear at the Oriental Theater: ultralowfi.com
Photo courtesy of Ultralowfi
Two: Biker Jim’s Dogs are back! I’ve personally had the Southwest Buffalo dog, and I think maybe the reindeer. SO GOOD. They get rave reviews from everyone and there’s a whole stack of fixin’s to pile on your own dog. Doors to the Oriental open at 6pm and the show starts at 7, so show up early for some grub (you too, vegetarians – they sell a vegan dog!).
Bonus reason! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous! Last year we sold out the Oriental Theater in the middle of a snowstorm, so get your tickets ASAP to avoid being shut out! See you in the sun on Thursday, Denver!