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One of the things that makes Ignite Sault such an interesting event is the diversity of topics. They range from the humorous to the informative, the quirky to the serious (though these aren’t all mutually exclusive. Humorous topics can also be informative. Quirky topics can also be serious).
Neil McLean did his talk on something he is truly passionate about. Polio. His talk told us how just over 20 years ago a Rotary Club in Indonesia started a project to rid the world of Polio. Now four countries and just a few thousand cases remain. But that still isn’t the end of Polio.
Watch Neil’s talk “End Polio Now” and learn how those few thousand cases can be prevented.
So Ignite 3 talks are going up and since Ignite 4 won’t be until October we’re going to take a moment to try to talk about each one of them.
This talk was done by one of the guys behind Ignite Sault, Gerry Kirk. Because of Gerry, Ignite Sault was the first Ignite event to be held in Canada! Since Ignite, Gerry’s been planning other events and movements such as Soo PodCamp and soon Change Camp. In his talk below, he talks about everyday heroes and how you can change your community.
We keep saying that Ignite Sault is about community. One of the great things about community is that everybody supports each other, whether you’re a presenter or participating in an icebreaking activity, if you put yourself out there at Ignite Sault people will cheer you on.
Another key thing about Ignite is that it’s fun. It’s a night to have fun, hear some quick presentations, interact and enjoy.
Ignite Karaoke is one of the fun, interactive activities you can expect at an Ignite Sault event. Introduced in the Soo at Ignite Sault 2, it’s quickly become one of the highlights of any Ignite evening.
It’s not your average karaoke. What happens is, people attending Ignite, who aren’t presenting, can volunteer for Ignite Karaoke (if you put your name in by accident don’t worry! You can just let us know and you don’t have to do it). These brave volunteers are then picked randomly and have to improvise an Ignite talk to random slides they have never seen before. The audience then votes for their favourite, using the “applause meter” app on Gerry’s iPhone (very scientific:)) to decide the winner.
Want to see what it’s all about? Check out this Ignite Sault 3 Karaoke video:
Special thanks again to our volunteer Ignite Karaoke presenters! It’s not easy to stand up in front of a crowd and improvise a talk, especially to slides you have never seen before! We had fun and hope they had fun as well.
It’s been almost a month since Ignite Sault 3 and we know some of you have been waiting to see video of the talks. Whether you attended the event, watched the live stream or heard about it and want to check it out now, we’re pleased to present the first 2 videos uploaded to our YouTube channel from Ignite Sault 3.
These two videos were edited, assembled and posted online by one of our hard working volunteers.
Are you looking into getting a smart phone but not sure what to get? Check out Trevor Swenson’s talk: iPhone vs. Blackberry
Have you ever wanted to travel and experience different cultures around the world? And what is UMAMI exactly? To find out, watch Mary Ledlow’s Travel: The UMAMI Experience
We’ll be posting more talks from Ignite Sault 3 soon so keep checking back. In the meantime, the Ignite Sault team has begun planning Ignite Sault 4 for October 2010 so stay tuned!
Thinking back to the magic that was Ignite Sault 3. 90 people tuned in to the live stream and nearly 100 participants packed the place, twice the size of previous Ignites.
A bright future
How satisfying to see so many who signed up to help with the next Ignite (set for October 14, 2010! Mark your calendars!) and to launch ChangeCamp Sault. The Ignite team doubled in size, and ChangeCamp is already in double digits.
Let us know if you’d like to get involved with either Ignite or ChangeCamp. The Ignite team will be looking back and forging ahead, over Indian food on April 21. The ChangeCamp team will hold its first organizing meeting some time next week (week of April 18).
We’ve also got pictures. Check out the slideshow below.