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Ignite Charlotte features a series of 5 minute talks by community members who use 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds to share an idea they are personally or professionally passionate about. Enlighten Us! But Make It Quick!

Ignite Charlotte 7 Talks

City of Charlotte Nightscape w/Ignite Charlotte logo and 2014 date

Ignite Charlotte is back and we’re ready to feature another series of 5 minute talks by community members who will attack a whole new series of problems and introduce a slew of world-changing ideas.

Ignite Charlotte 7 will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at The Chop Shop in NODA. The event will feature talks by speakers who are personally or professionally passionate about an idea and have the guts to get on stage to share it with their fellow community members. Here’s the kicker, they only have 5 minutes to enlighten us using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, which means the pressure is on so they have to make it quick.

These are the Ignite Charlotte 7 selected talks and speakers, in no specific order with slight title modifications.

Ignite Charlotte 7 MC – PhillyMac Zannini @phillymac 

Homelessness – Let’s Solve The Puzzle – Michael O’Sullivan

Why I Game & You Should Too – Randy Aimone @RandyAimone

The Bipolar Entrepreneur – Tony Rodono @tonyrodono

Designing Learning Environments For The Future – Allison Dulin @amdulin

Engineering Is Basically Magic – Will Dalen (past speaker)

What Gigabit Fiber Can Mean For Charlotte – Alan Fitzpatrick @afitzpatrick1

Feminism Is For Everybody – Mike Walker @fansipans

The Art Of Energy Redirection – Melvin Nix @melvinnix

Creepy Attracts Creepy – Christina Hall @Chall9685

The Parallels Of DevOps & Yoga – Scott Lundgren @scottelundgren

Bird Sex, Nosy Neighbors & Climate Change – Jeffrey Thomas

Advancing The New Intelligence – Ron Morgan

What A Network Graph Reveals – Miguel Barrientos @miguel3000

The Original Social Network – Wyndham Manning @wmanningiv

Responsible Disclosure In The Spirit Of MacGyver – Evan Booth @evanbooth

Why We Really Think Pizza Rocks & Salad Sucks – Christie Kahil @cartistk

Online ticketing begins on Saturday, August 16th and this talk list is subject to change.

Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick!

Can You Spare A Pencil?

“What can a pencil do for all of us? Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations.” Adam Braun

Classroom Central has been selected as this year’s charitable organization of choice and on September 16th, during Ignite Charlotte 7, we ask that you give a pencil, or a box of pencils, when you enter The Chop Shop doors between 6pm and 9pm. This will be our three hour school supply drive with a collection goal of 2,000 pencils.

Classroom Central equips students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Since its inception in 2002, Classroom Central has distributed over $38 million in school supplies and almost 1 million pencils last year to kids in poverty.

Ignite Charlotte features a series of 5 minute talks by community members who are personally or professionally passionate about an idea. Wouldn’t it be great if one of your pencils made it into the hands of a child with an idea, one that sketches our future?

Enlighten us, but make it quick!