The Countdown to Ignite Princeton!

March 2, 2010

Ignite Princeton, our first ever Ignite event, has a great slate of presenters. We have over 60 registrants. And a whole evening of networking, sharing, and fun. For those coming tonight. Registration opens at 7:00 pm and the Make:Princeton activities start at 7:30 pm. The Google Maps location is below.

Thanks to the following people for their invaluable assistance in preparing tonight’s festivities:
Vijay Aluwalia, Dipali Desai, David Drew, Christoph Goldenstern, Uday Jain, Jo Johnson, David Kossoff, Kerri Mullen, and last, but by no means least, Mike Smith.

Thanks especially to our presenters for being brave and jumping in with both feet to a new concept:
Mark Birch, Janet Burns, David Drew, Barbara Figge Fox, Paulo Machado, Mike Smith, Andrew Wilkinson. (I’m your host, primary local sponsor, and I’ll be presenting too – Drew Marshall).

Thanks to the Nassau Inn for their venue support. Particularly Marianne Bilsksi and Sean Donoghue

Thanks to our parent sponsor organization O’Reilly and the other big ticket sponsors like Eventbrite, Facebook, Mashable, and some little outfit called Sticker Giant and Force2Be.

Don’t forget to look at for Ignite Presentation recordings in the near future.

Looking forward to meeting those coming tonight. Prepare to be enlightened, bet we’ll make it quick!


Mashable Offers: 10 Reasons to Participate in Global Ignite Week

March 1, 2010

Today marks the start of Ignite’s most ambitious endeavor to date: Global Ignite Week. This week-long Ignite extravaganza has been eight months in the making and is a first of its kind.

You can find an Ignite event to attend or watch online, but either way you’ll want to familiarize with the movement that is Ignite. To catch you up to speed, we’ve put together a list of reasons why Global Ignite Week (@ignite) should be on your radar.

Only 3 Days Until Ignite Princeton

February 28, 2010

Hello! We have got a great registration rate for our evening of fast-paced enlightenment. If you are thinking of coming to Ignite Princeton there are still a few tickets remaining but we are hard-capped at 75 attendees due to the limits of the space.

We have had some excellent coverage from local media supporters, most recently being featured by Princeton Scoop here.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Nassau Inn this coming Tuesday, March 2nd, at 7:00 pm.

O’Reilly Media Launches Video Portal in Conjunction with Global Ignite Week

February 24, 2010

The new site showcases hundreds of 5-minute videos from Ignite events worldwide

Sebastopol, CA—Humans really like to congregate. Even as we increasingly live—and share—our lives online, we seek out opportunities to meet, talk, and get recharged by the energy of a crowd. From March 1-5, 2010, roughly 10,000 people will congregate at more than 60 Ignites on six continents, as the first Global Ignite Week rolls across the planet. They’ll gather in local venues, grab a cold beverage, and watch a series of 5-minute talks from geeks, entrepreneurs, creative professionals, farmers, educators—people in their community who rise to the challenge of the Ignite motto: “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”

See the full press release here.

Don’t forget to register for Ignite Princeton too!

Only 1 Week to go until Ignite Princeton

February 24, 2010

The planning for the inaugural Ignite event in Princeton is well and truly underway.

The Nassau Inn is hosting our first event; this is very fitting given that it is in the heart of Princeton.

This free event is a multi-purpose networking, information-sharing, entertainment, geek-fest. The range of speakers are a testament to the diversity of thinking in our community. And it should be fun, too.

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Don’t forget to register (did we mention it’s free!?) here: http://igniteprinceton/ and there will be light food and beverages on hand.

Looking forward to seeing you and making new connections.

Ignite Princeton is in 2 Weeks!

February 16, 2010

Only two weeks to go. We have presentations that range from Einstein’s Princeton to health care innovation, and the challenge of escaping into orbit through space debris!

Come on along for an evening of interest, inspiration and intellectual stimulation. There are still some presenter slots free and tickets available. Invite your friends – it’s FREE!

Here is a link to the invitation:

Remember: Ignite Princeton – Nassau Inn, 7:00 PM Tuesday March 2nd.

We’re Still Looking for Presenters for March 2

January 30, 2010

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. Presentation ideas that seem too spammy will be rejected, in favor of those that show more passion, interesting-ness, and spark. So be sparky, be irreverent, be fired-up, but please do not be spammy!

Here are some examples of presentation subjects proposed for other Ignite events:

  • Relationship Tips for Nerds Over 35
  • Experimenting with Guerrilla Marketing
  • How To Make Money In Comics
  • Little Green Schoolhouse
  • How to become a Spokesperson in 3 easy steps
  • Art and the Post Mortal Body
  • The Gatekeeper Phenomenon
  • How to be a Great Husband
  • Will the Real Quantum Please Stand Up!
  • How to Write Sketch Comedy
  • Navigating a Future Without Oil
  • Not Created Equal: The history and discernment of plastics in product design
  • Can you survive on $40 a day?
  • Strine: A Language, a Lifestyle, a Philosophy from Down Under
  • And don’t forget to register! Here

    Hello world! Ignite Princeton is coming soon

    January 19, 2010

    Welcome to the home of Ignite Princeton.

    We plan on keeping you up to date on the preparations for the first Ignite event to be hosted in Princeton. The inaugural event is on Tuesday March 2 at 7:00 pm at the Nassau Inn in Princeton, NJ.

    Here is a link to the invitation:

    Now comes the fun part. We’re looking for up to 75 attendees and 15 presenters. The presentations subjects can and should be as varied and unique as possible. There is no real limit on the type of presentations (take a look at the Ignite website or YouTube searching on the ignitenight channel to get an idea of the variety.)

    For immediate questions please contact: igniteprinceton [at] gmail [dot] com