Ignite Portland 6 proposals

We are not accepting proposals at this time.

Visit Ignite Portland for more information about the event.

If you had five minutes to talk to Portland what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? Talk about recent learnings, successes, failures? We are looking for talks that will inspire and teach, not recruiting or product pitches.

Submitted Speaker and title


George Mandis — How to start a Ponzi-scheme

Al Partridge — Villagers to Arms!

Virinder Singh — Clean Energy is for the Left's to Lose

Eva Miller — The death of authority: a kind of elegy

Daniel T. Sears — Southern Gothic Filmmaking and the Naga Pepper

J-P Voillequé — Cultivating Constructive Silliness

james keller — Critical life lessons learned from my four years as a hooker

Noel Franus — Everyone needs a little space

Reid and Amye — Derailing the Train: How to stop Ignite Portland in its tracks.

Jeanne Turner — 10 Vegetables that Could Improve Your Sex Life

Peter Korchnak — The Tao of Hockey: Why Portland Needs an NHL Franchise

Ross Swartzendruber — Timewave Zero and Global Brain Change or The Return to Living in Natural TIme; Is there an App for That?

Aaron Weiss — Seven lessons learned while trying to reinvent television news


jonathan hanson — rejecting my birthright: how my mother's death, one wife, three children, and 12 months in Iraq have me hoping I can say 'no' to the last legal drug

Chris Fulmer — What is the “Technological Singularity”?

John Abbe — Shift Happens - Geeks, Satyagrahas and Other Process Artists...

Laura Russell — How To Judge a Book By Its Cover


Mike Sax — What Jimmy Stewart can teach us about technology.

Andrew Berkowitz — My Updated and Revised Commencement Speech to the Graduating Class of 1989

Todd Henion — How to Drive in [a city like] Portland

Phillip Kerman — Video Production on the Cheap

Miki Tokola — Sauna Etiquette: Proper Decorum Amongst Naked, Sweaty Strangers


Jennifer Davis — Don't Apologize for Being Remarkable

John Stepleton — Why Entrepreneurs Deserve Respect and Why the Reasons Why They Fail

jason wilson — NeuroGeography - How our brains keep track of the Places we go

Seth Raphael — The History of Magic and Technology

Seth Raphael — Magic from the Future

Tyesha Snow — Lessons from the Volatile: What aromatherapy has taught me about design


John Schreiber — making a trashion statement (wallets and other products) from unrecycled milk and juice cartons - and then some.

Russell Holzinger — Living in a Resource-Based Economy


Todd Greco — How to build and program a multitouch display


Ken Westin — How To Make Money Stealing Mobile Phones & Laptops


Anselm — Whistling

Crystal Beasley — Ecstatics, Zealots & Mass Hysteria : How we collectively lose ourselves


Da5id Clouse — How to not have a child and love it


Bret Bernhoft — Uniting the Tech and Creative Communities in PDX

Charles Pergiel — Build a Better City


Bryce Yonker — 10 Clean High-Tech Ideas for Oregon


Steven Walling — Why You Should Play The World's Oldest Game


Chris Alan — Tips on How to Be a Gentleman From a Guy Wearing Jeans and a Tee Shirt


Michael Buffington — The Scandalous Lies I've Told My Children


David Abramowski — The international language of hand gestures


Abraham Ingle — Tracing the Lives Around you


Jason Glaspey — How to get stuff for free.

Uriah Zebadiah — It's the End of the World As We Know It, and It's About %#$@& Time!


Daniel Bachhuber — State of Water Access Around the World


Megan Bradley — Massage 2.0: Myofascia-The Real Interweb


Mark Chussil — Nice Start

Mark Chussil — Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions


Scott Rogers — Clairvoyance and Astral Projection: When My Mom Found My Porn

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky — Ten Reasons Why I Use Linux, and Ten Reasons Why You Shouldn't


Mike Mercer — C=(DxVxFSxS)>RA - Marketers Use it on You; we need it now more than ever!

Justin Stanley — How to Lose All Your Friends and Die Alone


Bridget Pilloud — You can stop S#$%#y Little Dog Syndrome

John Metta — How to absolutely, positively ensure that you do not get picked to speak at Ignite Portland


Cheryl Vandemore — How to get adopted by an immigrant


Dr. Jayson Falkner — Science. It works, bitches. Protein Edition


Faddah Steve Yuetsu Wolf — Gypsy Jazz in PDX - why it rocks your socks off & you wanna be our groupies without even knowing it

Sandra Clark — DIY Healthcare in Portland

Anselm — Why programming is so great

Kate "The Great" Folsom — How to have fun, damn it.

Casey Carey — Micro-Communities - The Power of Trusted Networks Helping People in Need

Ben Bleything — The Webcomic Age or, A Young Geek's Illustrated Primer

Liz Grover — Dare to Do An Ignite Presentation.

Emily Schulz — All about Southpaws

Isaac Szymanczyk — Secrets of bidding for travel on Priceline


Adam DuVander — How to grow a sweet beard like mine

Chris Pitzer — What is Ignite?