The Ignite Stamford speaker series will hold its third event Thursday, August 15 at the Ferguson Library. Ignite Stamford organizers describe it as a night of geeky presentations with a twist. Each event features 12 speakers sharing their personal or professional passions in just five minutes each. Each speaker will use 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m. Below is a list of the featured speakers. For tickets and more information, visit www.ignitestamford.com
*Jonathan Yarmis - "Dr. Disruptive on the Next Wave of Disruptive Technologies"
*Marc Jaffe - "There Is No Straight Line"
*Ko-Chen (Jane) Shan - "N/A"
*Diane Pauley - "Wake Up (!) To Your Truth"
*Andrea Banty - "The City That Bikes"
*Conor Horrigan - "What Pursuing Your Passion Looks Like"
*Lyn Girdler - "The HeART of Connection"
*Jeremy Kranowitz - "Turning It Over: Converting Food Waste from Major Events into Compost for Urban Gardens"
*Holly Danger - "Digital Ideas & Analog Dreams"
*RJ Mercede - "Defining Stamford"
*Alex & Ryan Virvo - "How Art and Local Businesses Can Build A Child's Self-Esteem"
*Shana Hurley - "What You Need to Lead"
The first Ignite Stamford event took place January 2013. Meg Dalton, director of Ignite Stamford, says the Ignite series has spread across the globe since its inception in Seattle several years ago. Click the following link to view It's Relevant's coverage of the first Ignite Stamford event: New Speaker Series "Ignites" Stamford