UPDATE: Sadly, we had a couple of selected speakers have to bow out due to various issues, so we’ve added some new talks to take their place!
UPDATE 2: Double sadly, one of our speakers, Max Ogden, was in a bike accident earlier this week. He’s OK, but he won’t be able to present tonight. We look forward to seeing his talk on The Civic Web at a future Ignite Portland!
After 65 idea submissions, and long, hard toil to narrow the field down to the talks we can fit on stage, we’re proud to present you with the amazing talks that will be burning your mind at Ignite Portland 9 on September 23, 2010 (in no particular order):
- Jeff Hardison – Society’s Attack on the Talented Recluse and What We Can Do About It
- Joe Hurd – Visual Mathematics
- Nova Newcomer – Love Letters to Oregon: A First Look at the Personal Papers of Oregon’s First Elected Women
- Erin Jo Richey – Brain-Computer Interfaces and the Coming Wave of Mental Telepathy
- Carl Alviani – Not Created Equal: The history and discernment of plastics in product design
- Cory Huff – How Art Stops Urban Decay
- J-P Voillequé – 5,000 Games of Solitaire: The “Casual Gaming” Explosion, Internal Narratives, and Pleasure
- Aaron Parecki – The vowel “R”, and other linguistic curiosities
- Faddah Steve Yuetsu Wolf – Gypsy Jazz – why it rocks your socks off & you wanna be groupies without even knowing it
- Michael Buffington – Trout aerodynamics and other mysterious combinations
- Zack Denfeld – How To Eat a GMO: Glowing Sushi, Vegetarian Bouillabaisse and Hyper Sweet & Sour Pickles
- Colleen Wainwright – Getting truth from here to there: a five-minute crash course in acting
- Meredith Sorensen – Powered by Banana Peels
- Alison Greco – How to stop losing your keys, your place, and your temper
- Laura Russell – How to Judge a Book By Its Cover
- Evelyn Varga – Samus: Legend of the Girl Gamer
- Jayson Falkner – Gigantic (aka Danger!) Jenga for backyard fun
- Bruce Irvin – Cool Curling
- Aaron Tersteeg – Online Community Management the Lady Gaga Way!
- Hugh Gallagher – Night of Dave Ewalds
We want to extend a big thanks to all of you who took the risk of sharing your burning talk ideas with us, especially to those of you whose talk idea didn’t make it this time. Don’t be discouraged! Competition is fierce, and time is short. We’d love it if you submit your talk idea next time!
We hope you’re as excited as we are about the lineup – it’s going to be a great night!