Monday, October 26, 2009

Ignite Waterloo is ready to go with first event

There’s a lot of great stuff going on in Waterloo Region. Something that I’ve been working on for some time with a group of like-minded co-consprators is Ignite Waterloo, a local version of a global movement that presents events at which people have five minutes and twenty slides to make a presentation on just about any topic. The results are engaging, funny, enlightening, and help to build connections in local communities and across the world.

Planning and preparations have been going on for many weeks now, and it’s been a great experience to see the group come together. The first Ignite Waterloo Event is on November 25 at the Children’s Museum in Kitchener. There are 16 talks scheduled for this night, as well as a cupcake decorating contest that anyone can participate in. There will be food and drink on hand, and a chance to talk with the presenters and with anyone else who shows up for what promises to me a fun evening. I’m even doing a presentation myself on this first night.

Tickets are available today, and are free. If you’re interested in attending, get your tickets soon, as space is limited.


  1. What are the times for the event Mark?

  2. Hey there Mark, are there any Ignite tickets floating around or available still? Or is there someone with the flu (or other unforseen situation) who maybe (hopefully) can't go and so will have a ticket available. Let me know. rhondalees4 at gmail dot com.

  3. Sorry for the late response! @ToonEcards, the doors open for the first Ignite Waterloo event at 6:00. A cupcake decorating contest begins at 6:45pm, while the talks begin at 8:00pm.

    @R. Lee, the event is sold out as of now, but there is a waiting list. I'd encourage you to sign up. As well, we'll have a non-ticket-holders line at the event. If ticket holders don't show up, we'll let others in.