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These 18 people want to ignite you

Wednesday, November 07, 2012   by: Staff



Ignite Sault 6 expands talk line-up, food vendors, expects third straight sell-out

Ignite Sault, the event where the community shares its passions in bite-sized presentations is back with an expanded line-up.

The response this year for potential speakers was phenomenal, meaning Ignite Sault 6 has 50 percent more talks than the previous event, which is 50 percent more awesome.

We bring you the following exciting speakers and talks:

  • Dawna Kinnunen - Being You, the Real You: Yes You Can!
  • Elizabeth MacMillan - Edible Gardening in Elementary Schools
  • Tim Kelly - How I Wet My Big New Bed
  • Melissa Ouimette - Shy Girl
  • Winston Sullivan - Normal: How Youth Can Use Their Voice to Change Attitudes and Open Minds
  • Candy Burns - Search for Wild Mushrooms
  • Andre Riopel - I Love Rain on my Face and Slush in my Boots
  • Linda Brauner - Let's Shine a Light on the Sault!
  • Robert Bushnell - Our Soul Purpose
  • Tammy Paterson - Travel With a Purpose
  • Charlene Wilson - Healing Care, Healing Prayer
  • Jussi Paloniemi - Shedding Light on Our Dark Side
  • Nevin Buconjic - Self-Publishing: Freeing the Author in All of Us!
  • Michael DiAngelo - Capitolism with a Conscious
  • Dave Chartrand - The Happy Skeptic
  • James Nolan - Rapid Expressions: A Journey Down the Artistic River
  • Jessica Mooney - Blowing Things Up: How Electronic Devices Hate Me
  • Rob Running - The Next Generation Power Grid

These are our 18 speakers for this year's Ignite Sault Ste. Marie! So much variety, this will definitely be a night to remember for years to come.

Tickets are now available for purchase online here

Buy early as ticket prices increase as the event draws near; also early ticket buyers can win door prizes.

What is Ignite?

“Enlighten us, but make it quick” is the slogan of Ignite - a community event celebrating the passion and creativity of people that want to share their thoughts and ideas with others.

Ignite events bring together artists, techies, entrepreneurs, academics, thinkers, and others to share their ideas in fast-paced, bite-sized presentations.

Talks are 5 minutes long, 20 slides, 15 seconds per slide.

Wait, there's more.

Local food, Ignite Karaoke and Icebreaker

Your favourites and more are back for another year this Ignite.

Come and taste the best of what the Sault has to offer, from healthy dinner snacks to designer cupcakes.

There will be an icebreaker event to start off the night and get everyone introduced and pumped up for the night - more on the specifics of this game to come later.

We'll be bringing another round of Ignite Karaoke: you have a chance to put your name in a draw to participate in this during break between the first and second rounds of talks.

For those that are new to Ignite, this form of karaoke isn't about singing: if chosen, you will be up on stage, and perform an impromptu talk using a selection of slides we will provide.

Three performers will be drawn, and in the end a winner will be chosen to receive a prize.

Remember the date:
Friday November 30, doors open at 5 p.m.
Ignite Sault Ste. Marie 6 at The Grand Theatre

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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