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Ignite NYC 14 - Fails, Facepalms, and Spinouts: Stories from the Other Side of Failure

Ignite NYC 15

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM (EDT)

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General Admission (Discounted 10.00%) Ended $9.00 $1.49
New School Students, Faculty & Alums   more info Ended $5.00 $1.27
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After four successful years, Ignite NYC is introducing themed events -- beginning with Fails, Facepalms, and Spinouts: Stories from the Other Side of Failure, featuring an inspired and unexpected lineup of amazing speakers sharing their greatest stories of failure. What did they learn from failing? How did they grow personally? How would their lives never have turned out if it wasn’t for the time they got fired? Got sued? Cheated in life or on the job? Broke a bone (or several)?

A very special thank you to the New School, our partner and venue for the inaugural themed Ignite NYC.

  • No tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
  • Buy your tickets as soon as possible -- we typically sell out.
  • A limited quantity of discounted tickets are available to New School faculty, students, and alums with a valid newschool.edu email address

  • Doors @ 6:00 PM 
  • Open wine bar @ 6- 7:30 PM for those 21+. (Be sure to bring a photo ID). Also, enjoy beverages provided by our friends at HINT water.
  • Ignite Talks @ 7:30 PM
  • After party @ 9:30 PM @ Destination Bar (13th St + Avenue A). $4 draft beers & $5 well drinks.

Kim Boekbinder: Nobody Knows I'm a Superstar (I'm a Superstar Nobody Knows)
Kim Boekbinder is The Impossible Girl; a performer and musician who defies genre. She has
travelled the world, stealing hearts and changing paradigms. She is currently writing a
space album, because SPACE!

Jay Dixit: Bouncing Back: How to Build a Psychological Immune System
Jay Dixit is a psy­chol­ogy writer who writes for The New York Times, The Wash­ing­ton
Post, Rolling Stone, and is former Senior Editor at Psychology Today. He’s a winner of The
Moth, and his story “Dis­tance” appears on The Moth Radio Hour.

Kyra D. Gaunt, Ph.D: Single, Black Female, 50 in a New Relationship with Being True
Kyra D. Gaunt, Ph.D. TED Fellow. Teaching emerging adults to own their own
greatness through the study of political sociology, racism, anthropology and
ethnomusiclogy at Baruch College-CUNY.

Dale Harrison: The Anatomy of a Fail Whale
Dale heads up platform services @ TwitterNYC and is  a dislocated Australian in New

Philip Kiracofe: Failure Club
Over the last 20 years, Philip has launched a pioneer online grocery service, the first
large scale social networking site, a  venture incubator fund, a construction firm, and a
social venture to promote mountain biking in Haiti.

Braden Kowitz: Escaping Design Blindness
Braden is a designer, storyteller, and product development geek. He's also a Design
Partner at Google Ventures and founded the team's Design Studio. He advises startups on UX
Design and Product Development.

Will Mayo: Cut the Arms Off Your Baby
Will loves creating, manipulating, and listening to audio. Since college, Will continues to sing and perform the music he loves. After developing several sound related apps, Will launched SpokenLayer, which lets anyone read the web with their ears, a concept driven by Mayo’s childhood struggle with Dyslexia. You may recognize Will by his Kilt worn at many tech events, TC Disrupt NYC or SXSW '11 and '12.

Susan McPherson: The sun can arise again, even in midlife.
Susan is a serial connector, passionate cause marketer, writer and corporate
responsibility expert. She serves on the boards of Bpeace and Earth 2 Hub, a London-based
innovative media platform for science and technology.

Thor Muller: School of Hard Knocks
Thor is the New York Times best-selling co-author of Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business, as well as cofounder of Get Satisfaction, an online customer engagement platform. Thor started one of the world’s first Web design agencies in 1995, acquired by Frog Design to form its global Internet practice.

Vivianne A. Njoku / Van Alexander: Say What??
Vivianne is currently a Teaching Artist with the Tribeca Film Institute, Reel Works Teen
Filmmaking, and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in addition to contributing to Tom Tom

Jon Reznick: How the Spectacular Catastrophic End To My Career And My Marriage Started My Life
Jon fell into politics unexpectedly and rather by accident but has dedicated his
professional cycles to it ever since. He has made a name lately as photographer to the
stars (of NYC politics).

Ricky Robinett: College Dropouts: Kanye West, Steve Jobs and Me
Ricky is a New York City based app developer focused on creating fun and entertaining apps
(FakeGirlfriend.co, World of Fourcraft). His apps have been used by hundreds of thousands
of users and covered in multiple media outlets.

Kyle Studstill: Is It Failure? Or Is It Interesting?
Kyle has used his background in trends and innovation to build a strategic design consultancy for the collaborative economy. He and his partners design functional business strategies that help organizations develop trust and community in an age of transparency.

Vijaya Thakur: How to Have a Breakdown
Vijaya is the Founder and Executive Director of Resolve Network and an adventurer. Ever since she learned to love failure and embraced the struggle, she's gotten victories she didn't think were possible.

Want to sponsor an event for NYC finest techies?

There are a limited number of press passes. Email ryan@ignitenyc.org with the following: 1. title 2. organization 3. company URL 4. links to 3 stories you’ve written within the past month. Due to the volume of requests, we’ll only be contacting those approved.
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When & Where

The New School, Tishman Auditorium
66 W 12th street
New York, 10011

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM (EDT)

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