Ignite Waterloo 2 has come and gone with a bang


The second Ignite Waterloo event was last night and it was a blast. It was also a part of Global Ignite Week, which makes us all very proud. As with the first event last November, we had great speakers, great attendees, and a perfect venue. Thanks to everyone who attended, milled about, talked with people, and otherwise made the evening such a success.

We’ll follow up shortly with links to photos, tweets, and other digital remnants of the festivities. Meanwhile, here’s our official record of last night’s evening of fun.

Ignite Waterloo Event #2 (March 3, 2010)

6:30pm Doors open

7:15pm The Lego building contest begins

8:00pm Ignite talks (round 1, 8 speakers)

  • Angela Pause: The Evolution of Sex
  • Vince Jelenic: Community, Cliques and Scenes
  • Renjie Butalid: Myth-conceptions of Dubai & Abu Dhabi
  • Lisa Farlow: Staying Sincere Online
  • Alex Matan: How to Solve an Accordion in 45 Seconds
  • Erica Waugh: In a Roundabout Way
  • Jeff Henry: How to Change a Politician’s Mind
  • Kyle Mackie: Conferences Suck

8:45pm Intermission (chat, get refreshed, etc.)

9:00pm Ignite talks (round 2, 8 speakers)

  • Tom Skazinski: Zoom Out and Emerge
  • Hilary Abel: Something About Blogging(!)
  • Sunshine Chen: Stories on Storytelling
  • Peter Huang: Geek Music
  • Ramy Nassar: A Reverse History of Pranks
  • Schien Dong: Advertiser’s Dilemma
  • Brendan Lowther: Geocaching
  • Kareem Shehata: Lessons Learned from Flying

10:00pm Announce that the Lego decorating contest winning entry was the world’s smallest foosball table, and wrap up

11:00pm No, really! We’re done now! Time to go home!

Apparently the after-party was good fun as well.

Finally, here’s a big thanks to our sponsors Communitech, The Children’s Museum, The Event Firm, Modevation Media, Philip Bast, Schlueter Cheverolet Hummer, and Toy Building Zone.  We couldn’t have done it without you! As well, thanks to those folks who actually paid to attend; your contributions made the event a better one than it would have been.

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  1. #1 by Brendan on March 12, 2010 - 10:17 am

    Hi guys,

    My name is spelled incorrectly. Can it be fixed? It is spelled Brendan Lowther. Thanks!

  2. #2 by Mark Connolly on March 12, 2010 - 10:26 am

    Done. Sorry about that Brendan!

  3. #3 by Israel Skalski on June 17, 2010 - 5:15 am

    Hi, I like the Shrek movies, great animation!

  4. #4 by James T on May 31, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    I agree. The Shrek movie was pretty good. My children watch it all of the time.

    James

  5. #5 by James Grayston on June 12, 2011 - 11:42 am

    Do you find that such short presentations allow enough time to learn something new as opposed to just stopping boredom?

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