Posted by: Heather Coleman | October 21, 2011

Ignite DC (#ignitedc) No. 8 Recap

Another fantastic lineup of speakers! The event was held October 20, 2011 at Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW , Washington, D.C.)

Ignite DC

Five minutes, 20 slides. What would you say? At every Ignite, 16 artists, technologists, thinkers, and personalities will take the stage to answer this challenge.
Brought to us courtesy of Geoff Livingston (@geoffliving) and Jared Goralnick (@technotheory).
Working the door at @ignitedc #ignitedc. Pay me to enter!
ManOnTheStDC
October 20, 2011
So excited to be here for #igniteDC! Let’s see if I have competition from my preso – http://t.co/9mM2Sz91 http://t.co/kuEnOHLD
dcconcierge
October 20, 2011
The room is filling up and some good connections being made #ignitedc. Let’s get this thing started!
TMstrategy
October 20, 2011

Watching @coolmcjazz rock it at #ignitedc http://t.co/IRIzkhOU
johnYSchen
October 20, 2011
Officially moved by Mahler. Thanks @coolmcjazz. #ignitedc
mollymali
October 20, 2011
Yes @coolmcjazz I will seek out Mahler. #ignitedc great job!
heathercoleman
October 20, 2011
Yea, I’ll check out Mahler. I trust any dude with cool in his name. How could he steer me wrong? #ignitedc
MattKabak
October 20, 2011
@coolmcjazz – killing it on the trumpet!!! #ignitedc
nomudajoe
October 20, 2011
@coolmcjazz Making the 5 min, 15sec per slide format into an absolute artform. Your talk tonight was spectacular. #ignitedc
sandman_va
October 20, 2011
@coolmcjazz You killed it last night at #IgniteDC. Set the tone and the bar high. I went from not know what to expect to expecting greatness
davidmcgraw
October 21, 2011
Checking out Gustav Mahler today after Jason McCool’s ignite presentation last night. Excited! #igniteDC
corriemc
October 21, 2011
I’m wondering how many of us from #IgniteDC 8 are this morning listening to Mahler because of @coolmcjazz? Hand raised here. Thanks Jason!
TBilich
October 21, 2011
Here’s some #Mahler recs. Try sublime 5th Symph Adagietto (I sang it last nite): youtu.be/CFQQsu6VBYA (+read comments!) @brunosan #ignitedc
coolmcjazz
October 21, 2011
Here’s my slide with recommended #Mahler recordings from last night’s #IgniteDC: twitpic.com/73lf0g #classicalmusic @necentrepreneur
coolmcjazz
October 21, 2011

My dear @anandaleeke of @digitalsisterhd just gave an #ignitedc talk all about DC women biz owners. ❤
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
Ms @anandaleeke you rocked – in spite of tech difficulties. I didn’t think anyone could follow the first guy. LOVED you #ignitedc #wgbiz
Tinu
October 20, 2011
. @anandaleeke great job tonight at #IgniteDC @digitalsisterhd
BeingPam
October 20, 2011
@anandaleeke your presentation at #ignitedc tonight was inspiring! I’ll be sure to follow @digitalsisterhd
Chr1st1neArcher
October 20, 2011
Rewrite the solution, specifically for tech says @tbridge at #ignitedc
TMstrategy
October 20, 2011
Design research – all about “listening to users” #ignitedc
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
1 billion people live in slums says #ignitedc speech from @chfindia
geoffliving
October 20, 2011
“We must stop planning for the poor and we need to start planning with the poor” to avoid further marginalization – @CHFindia at #IgniteDC
ICT4GOV
October 20, 2011
#ignitedc next speaker reminds us that we can’t solve problems of poverty without including those involved.
digitalsista
October 20, 2011
Great talk on how chf international is mapping slums and giving data back to residents at #IgniteDC
bonnie
October 20, 2011
goodness catches says @carriefox #ignitedc
geoffliving
October 20, 2011
More businesses have been putting more kindness into their culture. Corporate and small. – @carriefox #ignitedc
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
If 1 out of 2 every small biz hired someone new tomorrow we could end joblessness in America #ignitedc says @carriefox powerful words
TMstrategy
October 20, 2011
“business of business is changing” #ignitedc
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
Standing next to @wharman during #ignitedc preso about mobile fundraising, etc. Awesome. @wharman = hero.
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
“@Sisarina: I love this @carriefox chick. #smallbiz #rockin #ignitedc” thank you!
carriefox
October 20, 2011
#ignitedc .. time does not always heal all wounds … Eva!!!
vehlan
October 20, 2011
Next speaker talks about the loss of a child from a congenital heart defect. I could of been that child I can’t imagine the pain #ignitedc
digitalsista
October 20, 2011
#ignitedc @sandman_va bears his soul and touches all. Poignant David.
glehel
October 20, 2011
Trains, elevators, restaurants. Our most public places are the least social, many times. Feeling alone in a crowd. #remembereva #ignitedc
ManOnTheStDC
October 20, 2011
People what is his name? I am truly moved. #ignitedc
Tinu
October 20, 2011
“Maybe I’m not the only monster or alien in the room.” Powerful stuff. @sandman_va is an amazing dude. #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
.@sandman_va had a story about losing his daughter that makes the #hugtour need to start immediately at #ignitedc.
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
Thank you so much for that @sandman_va – #istoodup #ignitedc
Tinu
October 20, 2011
Thats gonna be hard to follow up! #ignitedc
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
I LOVE #ignitedc
vehlan
October 20, 2011
@sandman_va thank you. #ignitedc
TMstrategy
October 20, 2011
But the most affecting one so far has been @sandman_va’s testimony about losing his baby daughter after 29 days. Well said, sir. #ignitedc
robpegoraro
October 20, 2011
.@sandman_va Wow, Dave, thx so much for saying that. And thanks for introducing us all to Eva-I was standing w/you in your grief. #ignitedc
coolmcjazz
October 20, 2011
.@sandman_va ‘s #IgniteDC presentation last night was one of the most thoughtful and moving things I’ve ever witnessed.
TBilich
October 21, 2011
@lostonroute66 hilarious #ignitedc
exilauren
October 20, 2011
“pre-disposition to addictive behavior” #ignitedc #whoisnt
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
Health data rights, heck yeah! #ignitedc
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
The adopted @lostonroute66 learned about his genomes & figured out how to rock his life. Loooved the talk. #ignitedc
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
Great preso by @lostonroute66 about finding his past through analyzing his DNA. Awesome. #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
Great job @lostonroute66 humor weaved into a message #ignitedc
TMstrategy
October 20, 2011
@lostonroute66 your #ignitedc was awesome. I also got @23andMe. They would be proud 🙂
brunosan
October 20, 2011
I’m adopted too!! #ignitedc
danberger
October 20, 2011
Speaker #8: Elizabeth Wallace (@starrytelling)Discover your inner Galileo
Minds up in the sky! #ignitedc
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
Thanks to @starryteller for reminding us to look up at the sky. The night sky is beautiful. Go out to the country & see! #ignitedc
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
Whats your story? #ignitedc Look up!!!
vehlan
October 20, 2011
“Maybe that’s why we have so many problems here on earth. We’ve forgotten there is something bigger than us.” #ignitedc talk star stories
Tinu
October 20, 2011
I love the sky – definitely have an Inner Galileo. #ignitedc
Tinu
October 20, 2011
Intermission
#ignitedc stories are absolutely amazing. All of them
OnlyLeland
October 20, 2011
5-min talks at @ignitedc tonite range from deeply personal to slums in India to astronomy – Thank you speakers! #ignitedc
debbieweil
October 20, 2011
The #ignitedc presentations are so great I don’t even want to look down to tweet during them.
mollymali
October 20, 2011
I should mingle, but omg crowded. #ignitedc
tiffany
October 20, 2011
Feeling inspired. #ignitedc
tpitale
October 20, 2011
@BeingPam so good to meet you at #ignitedc you have a great energy!
Chr1st1neArcher
October 20, 2011
So happy to be hanging out with @Awapy and @angelambrown at #ignitedc!
LacyMB
October 20, 2011
Speaker #9: Jill Foster (@jillfoster)High Stakes Speech

The incredible fabulous ridiculously lovely @jillfoster is now up at #ignitedc. High stakes speech. ❤
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
Up now @Jillfoster .. 1 of the best!! #ignitedc
vehlan
October 20, 2011
I LOVE @JILLFOSTER. Just sayin. She is my favorite. #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
@jillfoster up on high stakes speeches. Woo jill #ignitedc
digitalsista
October 20, 2011
History is cool #ignitedc
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
listening to @Jillfoster do her thing at #ignitedc starting w/ FDR’s Pearl Harbor speech.
geoffliving
October 20, 2011
High stakes speech is about impact. Roosevelt’s impact helped us lean on our patriotism in our war against Japan. – @jillfoster #ignitedc
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
Our very own @Jillfoster is schooling us on High states speeches – go Jill! #ignitedc
Tinu
October 20, 2011
We’re all silently captivated by @jillfoster #ignitedc
Tinu
October 20, 2011
Didn’t realize that Margaret Thatcher was ever unpopular #ignitedc
Tinu
October 20, 2011
No matter the stakes, speak with conviction. – @Jillfoster #ignitedc
SimplyLeap
October 20, 2011
“Conviction drives impact in a high stakes speech.” @Jillfoster #ignitedc
Tinu
October 20, 2011
At #ignitedc on stage now @Jillfoster is killing it! Talking about High Stakes Speeches http://t.co/6wZQz7ol
debbieweil
October 20, 2011
good job, @Jillfoster. you lived your talk! #ignitedc
geoffliving
October 20, 2011
Gestures: NUI vs GUI #ignitedc
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
For the first time, the human body has been unlocked to control a digital interface. Talking #kinect, touch, etc. #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
Thanks to @Erik_muendel for insights on the future of digital gestures #ignitedc
Chr1st1neArcher
October 20, 2011
gestures: “pretty cool stuff” #ignitedc
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
@glehel Stick figures will never not be funny. Good choice. #ignitedc
ManOnTheStDC
October 20, 2011
If you’re a startup you think you have Beauty but you probably have Beast – #ignitedc
SimplyLeap
October 20, 2011
“if you wanna raise a freak…” #ignitedc
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
Worst thing you can do is make your kids focus–that’s how you “raise a freak” says @glehel. Excellent point, lol… #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
.@glehel talking #startups at #ignitedc. As founder of a company you have to have laser focus. Do one thing well. @startupamerica
cajunjen
October 20, 2011
@glehel Your #ignitedc preso is hilarious!
LacyMB
October 20, 2011
@glehel one of my fave presentations at #ignitedc. Great stuff.
carriefox
October 20, 2011
Speaker #12: Al Pittampalli (@pittampalli)Why Groups Make Horrible Decisions
Didn’t Freud say “Meetings are the opiate of the people”? Well, he should have. #ignitedc
ManOnTheStDC
October 20, 2011
Down with all the meetings! I support this. #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
“Meetings don’t make decisions, leaders do.” – @Pittampalli #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
“In order to innovate you have to take a risk.” – @pittampalli #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
. @projectdomino author @alpittampali strutting the stage at #ignitedc – great talk on group decision making
debbieweil
October 20, 2011
Lesson here: STEP UP, DO SOMETHJNG. BE BOLD. #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
Leaders make decisions (not meetings) @pittampalli #ignitedc
ignitedc
October 20, 2011
The Ragu debacle teaches us why leaders make decisions–not executive meetings. Words of wisdom from @Pittampalli #ignitedc
Chr1st1neArcher
October 20, 2011
“Constant innovation leads to stability” #Ignitedc
Queen_Clarendon
October 20, 2011
I remember a quote from church as a kid: “Freedom is not the chance to do what I want, but what I ought”. I think it applies here? #ignitedc
ManOnTheStDC
October 20, 2011
We’re normally afraid of the things that are opposite of our values. #ignitedc
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
I like @mckeefloyd already. #sweetlife #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
Love @sweetgreen for going outside the norm for connecting with their community. #sweetlife #ignitedc
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
Novel. @mckeefloyd discusses how not talking about her company makes people like the #sweetlife #ignitedc
ignitedc
October 20, 2011
Re: blogging – the first rule of #sweetgreen is you don’t talk about #sweetgreen. Can’t place where that’s from. #ignitedc
ManOnTheStDC
October 20, 2011
Love it: “Let your content lead your brand.” #IgniteDC
BeingPam
October 20, 2011
.@sweetgreen’s brand strategy is fascinating. Talking w/ @mollymali… Does it work? How do they know? #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
Cool. @istrategylabs and @Corbett3000 just got a @sweetgreen shout out at #ignitedc tonight.
MosesHawk
October 20, 2011
Internetz telling me @mckeefloyd killed it on stage at #ignitedc! Nice work lady. Sorry to miss it! x
bon_zai
October 20, 2011
@GByehuda I’ve been trying to build up my #GenX deconstruction business. #whatever #ignitedc (apologies to @AndyKindler)
ManOnTheStDC
October 20, 2011
Batman!!! #ignitedc
geoffliving
October 20, 2011
I LOVE THIS. Baby Boomers = Superman, Gen X = Batman, Millennials = Spiderman #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
Millennials = “shiny happy people.” Love it. #ignitedc
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
Its true. As a GenXer, I really do hate everyone of other generations. #ignitedc
ManOnTheStDC
October 20, 2011
@gbyehuda let’s be friends and talk Batman. Ha! #ignitedc
SimplyLeap
October 20, 2011
Who was the Batman speaker at #IgniteDC? Want to tell him awesome job.
exilauren
October 20, 2011
Fun presentation Bruce Wayne, I mean Batman! MT @gbyehuda: I’m Batman MT @exilauren: Who was the Batman speaker at #IgniteDC? Awesome job
davidmcgraw
October 21, 2011
And our closer is up @mkhammer. #ignitedc On Nielsen ratings.
ignitedc
October 20, 2011
@mkhammer rock on #ignitedc
exilauren
October 20, 2011
@mkhammer making we want to stay an extra 10. #ignitedc I had a Neilsen product meter once. TV & #socialmedia big interest for me #ignitedc
Tinu
October 20, 2011
What @mkhammer and @jakebrewer watched as a Nielsen Family #ignitedc Arrested Development ain’t it!
ignitedc
October 20, 2011
@mkhammer LOVED your #ignitedc preso! Funny and about a topic I hold dear!!
LacyMB
October 20, 2011
@mkhammer TMI- img all over FB. love it. #ignitedc
exilauren
October 20, 2011
If I ever get married, I’d like @mkhammer to give a toast. About @ArrestedDevlpmt. And #Arbitron! #ignitedc
ManOnTheStDC
October 20, 2011
Love that @mkhammer can make Nielsen ratings interesting. Just add lesbian kissing in a prez. #ignitedc
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
Now my ratings will go up bc I tweeted that. Sigh. 😉 #ignitedc cc @mkhammer
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
.@Tinu Thanks for listening! Didn’t you feel SO powerful when you had a Nielsen meter?! #ignitedc #socialmedia
mkhammer
October 20, 2011
@mkhammer Fantastic presentation tonight – you were the best note to end on! #igniteDC
Chr1st1neArcher
October 20, 2011
@gbyehuda and @mkhammer closed with great stuff at #ignitedc. But only one of you has to be on the radio at 5 am. Lucky not me!
danhorowitz
October 20, 2011

After the show

Leaving #IgniteDC, I just updated my Twitter @’s and there are 42 of them! Hopefully some #Mahleria going around? 🙂
coolmcjazz
October 20, 2011
Amazing job @technotheory and other dude. Great #ignitedc night! http://t.co/WngHbGpq
danberger
October 20, 2011
@Sisarina on my way out of #ignitedc, I heard a girl ask a group “have you met Melanie Spring?”. Felt so happy I had, but kept it to myself.
ManOnTheStDC
October 20, 2011
All of @alexpriest’s tweets are giving me event envy. Wish I could have made #ignitedc tonight!
ACD20
October 20, 2011
Thanks to all of you #ignitedc speakers who shared your passions with us through your presentations tonight.
mollymali
October 20, 2011
I’m so grateful for all the amazing people I know here in DC. Thanks for being awesome, guys. #ignitedc #dctech #smcdc #dmsm
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
So many amazing people, stories & passions at #ignitedc. Thinking about music, sharing, overcoming conflict, embracing best in self & others
gracecunning
October 20, 2011
Now following @sandman_va because I was so moved by his presentation at #ignitedc
Cozzie
October 20, 2011
Huge love to all the speakers at #ignitedc tonight. Even bigger props to friends @jillfoster @coolmcjazz @mkhammer @anandaleeke @glehel 🙂
Sisarina
October 20, 2011
Learned about @Give2Max at #ignitedc I am going to attempt to participate on 11/9
Cozzie
October 20, 2011
My third #IgniteDC. Will never get sick of this crowd of people. Till the next one!
exilauren
October 20, 2011
Thank you @geoffliving, the [i’m speechless to describe] speakers, and the #ignitedc community for being so present & so powerful tonight.
technotheory
October 20, 2011
@technotheory @geoffliving @ignitedc Awesome job (Tracie too) and an amazing night! Thanks for letting me get up there. #ignitedc
sandman_va
October 20, 2011
So impressed by the quality of speakers and personalities at #IgniteDC. So nice to be on the presenting side this time around. Cheers, all!
coolmcjazz
October 20, 2011
What a great night, thx for motivation @Sisarina (congrats on your #ignitedc talks @coolmcjazz @mkhammer @anandaleeke @glehel 🙂 !
Jillfoster
October 20, 2011
I’m tweeting about #ignitedc and Eva’s surviving twin just crawled into my lap. Funny how things work. And, yes, it is WAY past bedtime.
sandman_va
October 20, 2011
God I’m thinking a lot tonight. More than is probably healthy. #ignitedc has a tendency to do that to me.
alexpriest
October 20, 2011
I’m a such a people geek Had a total blast tonight at my 1st #ignitedc Amazing topics Amazing people! #HappyBrain
soulpowercoach
October 20, 2011
Listening to all the amazing speakers tonight makes me want to give a talk at the next #IgniteDC
BeingPam
October 20, 2011
@BeingPam I had the same feeling when I first went. The process of working on your own is potentially life-altering. DO IT. 🙂 #IgniteDC
coolmcjazz
October 20, 2011
Last night’s #IgniteDC was wonderful @technotheory @geoffliving thx for bringing it to fruition (& the chance to be involved).
Jillfoster
October 21, 2011
Thanks for a wonderful night last night, @technotheory and @geoffliving! #IgniteDC is one of the very best things going in this City!
TBilich
October 21, 2011

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Responses

  1. […] My favorite post for 2011 is the recap I did for the Ignite event held on October 20th. I was lucky enough to be selected to speak at Ignite DC back in February and have been hooked on them ever since. I used Storify to collect tweets and photos from attendees and shared it on my blog. It can be read here:-  https://twistedturtle.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/ignite-dc-ignitedc-no-8-recap. […]


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