Author: Shawna Urbanski

Ignite Denver: The Ideal Valentine; that’s right you heard me…IDEAL!

On a day filled with declarations of love, chocolate and people scrambling to Walgreen’s at the last minute because they forgot…you may wonder why would taking my significant other to Ignite Denver be the ultimate Valentine win?  Well have no fear I’m about to tell you!

1) It lets your special friend know you are cultured.

2) Ignite Denver is the perfect blend of intellect and raunch which let’s your snuggle poo know you are smart with just a hint of naughty.

3) Attending Ignite Denver will let your sweetie pie know how much you care about understanding social issues and becoming a part of the larger Colorado community.

4) Your pudding pop will think you are so romantic when you plan a night out at a theatrical event and not just “hanging at home” while you know tickets only cost $10.

5) You and your honey bear can spice things up by grabbing a slice of ‘za (that’s hip for pizza) through Infinitus Pie and then share some ice cream heaven from High Point Creamery.

6) Once you’ve eaten, hook your snookums with a romantic aphrodisiac cocktail served by Oriental Theater’s finest bar staff.

7) Seats in the Oriental Theater are cozy so while you’re laughing and learning from Ignite Denver’s amazing speakers, you will be making so much physical contact with your lovah it will lead to a level of intimacy sure to make your love last an eternity (this hasn’t been scientifically tested but I’m pretty sure I’m right about this).

8) Ignite Denver is shown via livestream; there’s a chance your sweet coupledom could be seen by livestream viewers. Tell your baby babe it’s your way of proclaiming your love for all the world to see!

9) You and your wuvey woo will have such a great time attending, Ignite Denver will become “your thing.”  Never spend hours stressing over an anniversary present again!

10) If you’re unattached; Ignite Denver is a wonderful place for singles to mingle without  awkward conversation and online “enhancements”!

So if you’re still looking for the perfect gift, or looking to add one more to let your fluffy bunny butt know how much you care, be sure to click on “buy tickets” and be a part of Ignite Denver 25!

And Remember…We at Ignite Denver LOVE YOU!!!!


Ignite Denver 25 Haikus

The haikus below were created by combining Ignite Denver 25 presentation titles:

Learning Healing Heart

Dizzying motivation

Jackpot! I’m not dead


Green Power Root Rot

Neuroplasticity use

Bullet holes dancing


Infiltrate circles

Middle school demons

Dealing with the needs


Surviving through self

This isn’t political

Influence service 

Now that we have your attention..haven you bought your tickets for Ignite Denver 25 yet?????



All you need is love…and Ignite Denver

Why attend Ignite Denver?

Colorado is an entertainment intensive state.  We have museums, a well-known art district, multiple music venues (indoor and outdoor), and almost as many local community theaters as microbreweries.  So with all that to choose from why choose to attend Ignite Denver?  For one simple reason…

In 2017 many people in this world are seeking community.  We are seeking intelligent, creative, funny, compassionate people to surround ourselves in because this is the way we see beauty in the world.  I was lucky enough to be introduced to the Ignite community a few years ago and I can’t say enough about how warm and welcoming it has been since I first attended via livestream because I couldn’t make it out in the snow.

Since that first livestream performance 3 years ago I have been hooked.  I have attended each performance since; mostly in person but once livestream.  Last year I took the risk and became an Ignite speaker, as well as a member of the volunteer crew.  Performing was so magical for me in so many ways but the peak intensity of magic came from the people around me.  Not just the ridiculously amazing volunteers who put these shows together but the people in the audience and the people working at the Oriental Theater.  The love that radiates throughout the theater during Ignite Denver shows is palpable.

It’s a love that comes from people accepting one another and applauding every single ounce of effort no matter how small or large.  It’s a love that embraces both our similarities and our differences.  It’s a love that renews your faith in mankind and one that leaves you with a strong desire to do more, to be better, to show others this love that you received and to tell everyone that will listen “you gotta go see Ignite Denver!”

You don’t have to take my word but why wouldn’t you want to take the chance to experience something this awesome?!?!




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