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Monday, June 7, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM (PDT)


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Early Bird Ended Free  
Community Ended Free  
Student Ended Free  
Late Registration / Line-Up / Waive Seating   more info Ended

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Twitter hashtag: #IgniteLA

NOTE: We have NO AFFILIATION with the LA-based Christian group called Ignite-LA, nor any websites (that apparently use flash) associated with them. Look for updates here or on twitter or Facebook or blogs.

Please let us know if you are unable to attend so that others can get in. Please arrive on-time to guarantee entry as we have already reached capacity.

If you do not have a ticket: perhaps those in the community will tell us day-of or give you theirs if they cannot attend! Update: some cancellations coming in! Hang tight people... and check @ignite2LA later

List of Speakers on June 7:

** Directed Evolution // Frances Arnold, Caltech Prof: Wikipedia Entry
** Another Earth // Amir Give'on, NASA JPL
** How To Make The Best Of Living In A War Zone // Liz Grover, Writer/Filmmaker
** How to Stop Killer Robots from Destroying the Human Race // Brady Brim-DeForest, CEO Tubefilter
** Financing the Future // Glenn Yago, Exec Dir of Financial Research, Milken Institute
** An Amazing History of Awesome Stuff Underground // Molly Steenson, Design Researcher
** Asking a girl out with PPT // Jason Porath, Professional Effects Artist and Technical Director
** Mechanical Olympics // Xtine Burrough, Media Artist & Asst Prof CSU Fullerton
** Human Performance and Transformation // Dave Logan, Thought Leader, Author, Consultant, & Assoc Prof USC Marshall
** Seduction // Felice Dunas, Executive Coach, Author, and Vitality Expert
** Meditation and Consciousness // Pedram Shojai, Taoist & Qi Gong master, Wellness Expert
** Collaborative Production // Sheila Hardy, Filmmaker / Eve's Lime
** Teaching Kids Programming // Lynn Langit, Microsoft Evangelist / Digigirls
** The Internet in China // Christine Lu, CEO, Affinity China
** Free Broadband // John Ayers , OpenNeighborhoods
** Bringing Your Story to Life in 3D Animation // M Eastling, Rex Rey Films


List of blog posts/media to be updated here:



note: The last Ignite/LA included the following speakers; We would like to thank them for their huge contribution to the community: Eric GradmanAdam SadowskyMike FlynnChad CatacchioChris SpurgeonKasey McMahonLisa RemingtonSekou Andrews, Dena PlotkinKurt DaradicsKaren North, and Jenny Funkmeyer

Thank you to photographers @TechFrog and @curiousjosh (please see their photos online), and to Cinespace.

Thank you to Jennifer Beese for her wrap-up: How OK Go and Ignite LA blew my mind | Border Stylo

Thank you to @MelissaRowley / @LaWeekly for the great reporting: , ,


Ignite Los Angeles!


5 Minutes. 20 Slides. 15 Seconds per Slide.

Speakers get only 5 minutes to give an amazing, inspiring talk. In LA, there are tons of different communities at the intersection of tech, academia, art, green/sustainability, entertainment, unique lifestyle design, entrepreneurship, digital/collaborative media, and social action that don't know each other but should. Think of Ignite as a set of trailers for exciting projects people are doing that you should know about.

At other Ignites, talks have included:
- Cyborg Anthropology
- The Secret Underground World of Lego
- How to Buy a Car
- Hacking Chocolate

Previous Ignite/LA talks can be viewed at

- The Making of the Ok Go Rube Goldberg machine (over 42,000 views so far on our global Ignite YouTube channel)
- Tech & Humanitarianism: Crisis Commons
- The Future of Money

Details & Schedule

The event is FREE:

-> 7:30pm Hang out, V lounge will have drink specials

-> 8:30pm-9:45 Ignite talks

-> Feel free to hang out afterwards

While the event is free, you are responsible for paying for your own food/drinks from V Lounge if you want 'em. There is a decent amount of street parking in the neighborhood if you're early. V Lounge has valet; we haven't finalized, but believe they may be able to get us a discounted rate.

Organizers and Sponsors
This event was organized by Dan Gould (@dgould), Michael Liskin (@rhetor), Heathervescent  (@Heathervescent), and

Co-sponsor Social Animal ( is managing production--and will put the talks on the YouTube.

For Next Ignite/LA
If you're working on an interesting project, have an unusual skill, or just some interest that would be fun to share with everyone, please submit a proposal. We are trying to mix all sorts of topics, so tell us what you're up to that's interesting. Please forward this to others who we should have talk as well. Submissions are open to everyone; we'd like to spread far beyond our traditional technology base.
The submission consists of a title and short summary of the topic. We will notify selected speakers and send them further details about the requirements for their PPT or Keynote slides. Presentations consists of 20 ppt slides which will be played on 15-second auto-advance (on rare occasions, we're willing to make exceptions to the format; please contact us after you're selected if you require this). Final slides must be submitted by June 4 for current speakers.

Please watch some of the talks on to get a sense of the format.

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(Twitter Hashtag: #IgniteLA)

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The Ignite/LA crew
Have questions about Ignite/LA? Contact The Ignite/LA Team

When & Where

V Lounge
2020 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Monday, June 7, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM (PDT)

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