Vote for My Spark

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 09:46 pm
flwyd: (sun mass incandescant gas)
Vote for my spark for Ignite Boulder 17. It's near the middle, but you should read all the sparks and pick the other ones you want to see, too.
Growth, Decay, and Balance: Success in a Finite World (by TrevorStone)

When the economy stops growing we call it a crisis, but when flowers stop growing we call it a winter. Using our social capital, we can be resilient and sustainable in a world of ups and downs.
Ignite Boulder 17 will be at the Boulder Theater on November 30th.
flwyd: (charbonneau ghost car)
I just submitted my spark idea for Ignite Boulder 17:
Growth, Decay, and Balance: Success in a Finite World – When the economy stops growing we call it a crisis, but when flowers stop growing we call it a winter. Using our social capital, we can be resilient and sustainable in a world of ups and downs.
This event will be Wednesday, November 30th at the Boulder Theater. Spark voting will be soon, and I'll let you know when it's up. If you're new to the party, here's what I did last time.
flwyd: (Trevor glowing grad macky auditorium)
Ignite Boulder 14 videos are up! You can watch my talk, Money and Other Useful Myths, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WnmVuglpTQ or you can watch the whole event at http://www.youtube.com/igniteboulder/
(If you're curious why I'm wearing a panda on my head, see the first talk, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKyhVjxzN3I )

flwyd: (Trevor glowing grad macky auditorium)
In case anyone's searching for me after my Ignite talk, Money and Other Useful Myths has my slides and some relevant links. If you're reading this before I talk: no peeking!

Update: The talk rocked. Several slides managed to be more succinct than in practice and a lot of folks told me afterward that they really liked my talk (and not all of them were my friends). Everybody also liked my ironic panda hat. I managed to pick up 7 new Twitter followers in six minutes and another five later in the night. These geeks and their social media...

Oh, and here's me in a panda hat with a penguin: Next up, Trevor Stone (@flwyd) is regaling us with myths about money
flwyd: (copán ruinas stone face)
I've got two extra tickets to the sold out Ignite Boulder tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 at the Boulder Theater. Let me know if you want 'em. You can see me on stage in all my five minutes of glory.

If you can't make it to the show, you can stream it live at http://igniteboulder.com/live.
flwyd: (currency symbols)
If you're already a fan of Ignite Boulder, you may have noticed my name on the speaker lineup for Ignite Boulder 14. If you're already a fan, you'll also know you should get your tickets now, because it'll sell out before the event three weeks from now.

If you're not already a fan, here's the pitch. Come see me and 13 other clever folks each give a five minute presentation consisting of 20 slides which auto-advance every 15 seconds. It's on March 3rd at 7 PM at the historic Boulder Theater. I'll be talking about Money and Other Useful Myths, explaining why money is fictional and how true value is people doing stuff. If you can't make it to the Boulder Theater, the event may be streamed live and the talk will be on YouTube later.

As readers of this journal know, I'm really good at being long-winded. So I'm impressed that in test runs, I've been able to say what I want in just three minutes. My second draft has to be longer? Whoa.
flwyd: (currency symbols)
Ignite Boulder 14 is March 3rd. Vote for my spark, Money and Other Useful Myths and ese me on stage!

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flwyd: (sun mass incandescant gas)
Ignite Boulder is coming on Wednesday, December 8th. I proposed a talk, "Sorrow, Joy and Release: The Temple at Burning Man," and you can vote for it and other sparks that sound interesting. My description: Every year, a group of artists build a beautiful monument; tens of thousands of people contribute memories and wishes; then the whole thing is set aflame. What's the point, and what can we learn from it?

Ignite is the public speaking cure to the PowerPoint curse. Each presenter has 20 slides that advance every 15 seconds, whether they're ready or not. The best presenters can pack a lot of humor, insight, education, and inspiration in five minutes. Boulder is the largest Ignite in the world, and has sold out the Boulder Theater and Chautauqua Auditorium for the last year. If you haven't been to an Ignite, join the fun in Boulder or at an event near you!
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