Tampa, Fla. – April 3, 2013 – “Enlighten us, but make it quick” is the mantra and key to Ignite talks. The fast-paced event filled with inspiring 5 minute talks known as Ignite Tampa Bay kicks of it’s third year at the Tampa Theatre on April 25th. Doors opening at 530 pm and tickets are now available on the website.
The evening’s emcee will be Alexis Muellner, editor of the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Through fast-paced, bite-sized presentations community members get on stage and share their personal or professional passion. It’s a great opportunity to meet smart, interesting people (if we do say so ourselves) and maybe even learn something.
This week 12 more speakers were selected. These speakers are:
- William Dalton – CEO M2Gen, Precision Medicine – Tampa Bay and Beyond
- Michael LaPlante – Startup Weekend: It’s not a Weekend, It’s a Movement!
- Joy Randels – Shut Up & Startup!
- Mical Johnson – Stop Thinking and Google It
- Kip Curtis – Cultivating Social Capital in Schoolyard Educational Gardens
- Fritz Chalef – The Strange Idea of Simplicity in Strategic Communications
- Jordan Raynor – Re-Thinking the Means for Funding Public Works Projects
- Chuck Palm – You GET what you GIVE – Attract What you want by GIVING it Away!
- T. Hampton Dohrman – Think Small to Think Big, MicroGrants in the Arts.
- Peter Radizeski – Bump, Spike, Set to Business Success
- Chuck Papageorgiou – A Simple Philosophy in Life
- Kurt Long – Insights & Inspiration from the Next Generation Entrepreneur Project
Ignite Tampa Bay is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization. Businesses and organizations in the community have assisted Ignite include: Tucker Hall, Applied G2, Fair Warning, Mize Haneke Design, and 8th Light.
“Ignite Tampa Bay promises to be a great evening of inventive, provoking and inspiring topics to enlighten our community on what geeks have to offer” said Joy Randels one of the speakers selected. The presentations are meant to “ignite” the audience on a subject, that is, to stimulate thought and action on the topics presented. “We are really excited about the great topics and presenters who have been selected and look forward to adding our final group next week” Joel Lopez, the Co-Chair of the event.
Previously 9 speakers had also been selected to speak on the April 25. These were:
- Mark Sharpe – Igniting the Tampa Bay Economy
- Santosh Hari – Help us Bring Down the Wall – Open GIS Project in Tampa
- Steven Burnley – Viva La Revolution! Robots and Revolution – The Time is Now!
- Greg Ross-Munro – IT Cultural Fluency, How to Understand the Geek Subculture
- Kelli Chickos – I’m a Barkaholic, A humorous talk on animal welfare
- Daniel James Scott – You, FTW – Getting better focus in your life
- Debra Campbell – Don’t Let Formal Education Get in the Way of Learning
- Dan Jenkins – What Influenced Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to Change the World
- Cory Foy – Forget Apprenticeships: This is how we grow Tampa’s Talent Pool
To learn more or to see sponsorship information, visit http://www.ignitetampabay.org. For the most up-to-date news, visit the Ignite Tampa Bay Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/IgniteTampa and follow on Twitter @ignite_tampabay for announcements.
About Ignite! Tampa: Ignite! Tampa Bay is an information exchange for fostering and inspiring Tampa’s creative community. In one evening, you hear various passionate speakers from our arts, technical, health, education, and business community’s talk about their current passions or favorite ideas for just five minutes. The first Ignite! took place in Seattle in 2006, and since then the event has become an international phenomenon. More information about Ignite events held around the world can be found at O’Reilly’s Ignite website http://ignite.oreilly.com