Ignite Bristol #9 – Speaker line up

Not in order of appearance – we’re still trying to negotiate that with the speakers, some of whom want to ‘smash it early doors’ while others want to wait until you’re all slightly more lubricated by the Colston Hall bar. That aside – here they are, with links to find out more about them if you’re interested.

David Rigby – People Like Us.

Katy West – The Paradox of Oneness.

Khushil Dep – Be an Engineer.

Sam Phippen – The Talk that Reddit wrote.

Ashley Whetter – Personal Space Exploration.

Matt Jukes – Not so Supermen. The fall (and rise?) of British Superheroes.

Conor Houghton – The Summer that I was arrested.

Sam Green – Home travel.

Joseph Pritchard – When your words connect.

Jake Johnson – Bristol represented. One person at a time.

Paul Parry – Grotto Superstar.

Andy Hamilton – Beer. The drink of the civilised.

Nick Clarkson – Is ‘Amen Break’ the most influential piece of music ever?

Phil Buckley - Between the cracks. The coffee roasting process.

So there you are. Quite a spread of subjects as ever. We’re looking forward to it – hope you are too. The bar at the Colston Hall is open from 8.00am on the day, but perhaps don’t get there until a bit later. We’ll all be setting up once we finish our day jobs, and the doors of The Lantern will be open at 7.00pm. We’ll be planning to get underway at 8.00pm, and with 14 speakers we plan to have five talks then a break, five more, another break, and then a final 4. However this is dependent on confirmation from the Colston Hall, so a final decision will be made later / on the day.

 

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Sponsor Ignite Bristol #9

Ignite is free. Since we started over two years and eight events ago, we have managed, through the wonder of ‘asking nicely’, to get our venues, camera equipment, chairs and whatever else we needed for no charge. All of which has meant that tickets to our ‘sold out’ events have never really been sold. We’ve given them away. We feel good about this – about there being no barriers to anyone who wants to coming along for an evening of stimulating talks. We want to keep it that way. However for our next event at the Colston Hall, we do need to raise a little bit of money, over and above what our existing sponsors already give us.

So we need to raise a little bit of sponsorship money. Not much. But a bit. So if you would like to become a sponsor of Ignite Bristol – it costs only £50 and you get, well, you get as much as we can possibly give you. It might not seem a lot – but then, we’re not asking for a lot of money (we hope!). We will put your logo up on this site, write up a lovely story about you, tweet that to our huge(ish) following, and make many and plentiful references to how wonderful you are on the night.

We appreciate that this is late notice, it was one of those things that just slipped through the tight mesh of our organisational net….

Anyway, if you can help, drop us a line on twitter or at theteam@ignitebristol.net

Many thanks.

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Tickets and talk details

Talks – If you’ve submitted an idea for a talk for Ignite Bristol #9 then by the end of today you’ll know if you’ve been successful. We’ve had a lot of applications across a huge range of subjects and it’s been a very difficult process narrowing them down to the last 15. E mails to all applicants will go out today – good luck if you made it, and get writing and rehearsing! For those who missed out – we hope we make it clear why in each e mail, and that it won’t put you off applying again in the future.

Tickets – the first 100 free tickets for the event will go live on our own eventbrite page at 11.00am on Friday 8th November. This is the only way to book tickets – they are not available anywhere else. The second release of tickets (exact number depending on speakers + guests + Ignite staff) will be made a week later on Friday 15th November at 11.00am.

 

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Ignite Bristol #9 is confirmed – 27th November at the Colston Hall

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We’re back. The date for your diary is Wednesday 27th November. The place to be is the new Lantern at the Colston Hall. Tickets will go ‘on sale’ – they’re still free of course – toward the end of October. Of course the best way to guarantee you a place (plus a guest) is to speak, so submit your ideas and learn about our speaking guidelines here.

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Gail Boyle – Making Collection Connections

People are different, and a whole lot less likely to think like professional museum curators than they would like you to believe. Gail Boyle of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery explains how she tries to combine items in the City’s vast collection so that we are free to find connections that are meaningful to us.

The collection includes Roman, Victorian, Eygptian and Inuit artefacts – items from all points in history and geography  But sadly, nothing there remains of the giants who founded our city, Goram and Vincent. Their name lives on, however, in the name of our enduring sponsor Goram & Vincent, a creative agency designing beautiful things right here in Bristol, who have supported Ignite Bristol from the very first meeting.

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Nigel Howe – Timber House

Never mind that no-one has built in timber on such a scale in the city for close on a century, Nigel Howe’s plan is to no less than to rebuild “the finest building in England” and a Bristol landmark that, despite having disappeared decades ago, is still fondly remembered by some Bristolians.

Nigel and his colleagues are putting together career pathways the likes of which haven’t been seen since the Middle Ages – how many professions can say that? To find out more check out the Oak Frame Training Forum, or the Carpenters’ Fellowship.

Building something of this scale needs solid foundations. But if you are engineering something for the internet, you’re better off building on something more substantial – cloud. A big thanks goes to our sponsors Agilebase, who have the perfect tools to help you store your data the way you need to.

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