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Ignite Madison #8, Getting Away Recap

Thanks for Coming!!

9 speakers each gave 5 minute presentations with the theme of the night “Getting Away.” The night included DJ Mike Carlson, a live video stream by Hinckley Design & Production (viewed by folks all over the planet), and all proceeds went to Arts Wisconsin.

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Door Prizes for Ignite Madison #8

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To be entered in the door prize drawing, just buy your tickets online.

The theme is Getting Away and we have a great lineup of speakers.

10 Class Pass Valued at $149.

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5 Class Pack Valued at $90.

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Ignite Madison #8, Getting Away

Tuesday, January 19th, 6:30-8:30pm

This Ignite Madison event will be talks by people inspiring and enlightening us about how they “get away”. As with previous Ignites, the event will be at the High Noon Saloon and will feature 10 people with stories to tell about “Getting Away”.  

Be sure not to miss it – as the evening will also include DJ Mike Carlson, pre-, mid- and post-speaker social/bar time, a raffle and in general, a great night with at least 200 of your closest Madison friends! This event is truly a party.

Our nonprofit partner for this event is Arts Wisconsin. Funds from ticket sales go directly to them.

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Our Speakers

How did a girl like me, end up in Pakistan?

Kathy Utley

 

Currently working as a nonprofit consultant for the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium. Formerly the Food Security Manager at the Goodman Community Center & The Construction Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. Currently serve on the Madison Food Policy Council and the Dane County Commission on Poverty. The mother of three beautiful children and the proud grandmother of three lovely granddaughters.

How Yoga Helps Me Not Be An Ass

Stephen Balsley

 

Stephen is a husband and a dad and a bike rider and a yogi. He probably likes ice cream and beer and bourbon more than he should.

Malbec, Mate, y Montañas

Danette Daniels

 

Danette grew up in the mountains in Utah, lived in New York City, Connecticut, on the beach in Santa Cruz, California, and for the last 10 years in Madison. She loves travel, adventure, learning and speaking languages, meeting new people, and all things outdoors including road and mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and trail running. She has been doing scientific research since she was 18, with a PhD in biophysics, and a long time focus on epigenetics and cancer. Her most favorite things in life are her family and her kids, including a foreign exchange student this year.

I get away to get to work

James Burnham

 

Born and raised in Decatur Georgia, I first travelled to China in 1998. I came to Wisconsin in 2003 to work with the International Crane Foundation and received a M.S. from UW-Madison in 2007. I’m currently working on a Ph.D. there in the department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.

My Recurring Dream

Mark E. Griffin

 

Mark Griffin is a storyteller from the east coast who calls Madison home. He loves stale coffee served by gruff waitresses, strange people, and familiar places.

He loves when you laugh. And he loves it when you are amazed by things. He is sometimes happy, sometimes sad, and also experiences other emotions that you do too.

You know where to find him.

Get Away…at Your Local Library!

Tracy Herold

 

As a librarian and library director for more than 20 years, Tracy has seen first hand how technology has transformed libraries from housing collections to making connections. She is the director of the Dane County Library Service, an agency that delivers library service to county residents in cool ways – think Bookmobile!

Out of Your Mind

Otehlia Cassidy

 

Otehlia founded Madison Eats in 2012, after spending years trying to create her ideal job which combines a passion for great food, teaching, dancing, and sustainable community development. What emerged is a business connecting people with Madison’s rich local food scene through food tours, and special foodie events. Otehlia busts a move whenever possible.

Life in the Bike Lane

Jackson Foote

 

Jackson Foote, a former strategic communicator for political advocacy groups, came to Madison to pursue “the life of the mind”… he became thoroughly disillusioned with the higher-education-non-profit-financial complex and now does landscaping/snow removal.

Onwards We Go

Christina Taddy

 

Christina Taddy co-founded Onwards with her brother, Jacob. She shared a similar love for travel, especially after spending time throughout central America in a study abroad program. She holds a variety of experiences from micro-enterprise development with FoodRoots in Oregon, teaching in Honduras, receiving her Masters of Public Administration, and currently serving as the Development and Operations Manager at Milwaukee Riverkeepers.

Door Prizes for Ignite Madison #7

Thank You Door Prize Donors!

To be entered in the door prize drawing, just buy your tickets online.

The theme is Social Good and we have a great lineup of speakers.

One Month of Unlimited Yoga. A $160 Value.

When the team at Inner Fire Yoga says they “care profoundly about the well-being of individuals and the greater community,” that’s not an empty sentiment. Since opening in 2002, they’ve raised over $89,000 for causes both near and far, from Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) of Dane County to the relief effort for the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. They also sponsor a scholarship program that awards a three-month unlimited membership to a deserving nominee who otherwise couldn’t afford it.

Boulder’s Gym Day Pass, 4 of Them!  $80 Value.

Boulders Climbing Gym has climbing for all levels of climbers from first-timers to veteran climbers. With knowledgeable and experienced staff in the many forms of climbing, people entering Boulder’s Gym, will experience a free lesson on how to use rope systems and be able to climb on over 8,000 square feet of climbing space.

3 Month All Access Gym Membership. $240 Value.

Includes all group fitness and yoga classes.

Four $25 Gift Cards.

We’re happy to be supported by Cafe Hollander, opening their first Madison location in late October at Hilldale. Grand Cafe inspired by the Benelux region of Europe, featuring amazing outdoor dining, a world-class bier list and from-scratch food.

Can be used at the upcoming Cafe Hollander Hilldale location as well as those in Milwaukee.

$70 of Gift Cards.

The Roman Candle pizzeria has been hand-tossing award winning pizzas to Madison neighborhoods since 2005. The Roman Candle has four Madison locations and has been recognized by Best of Madison – Madison Magazine, Taste of Madison, Isthmus Favorites, and others.

3 Month Dedicated Desk.  A $500 Value.

Ignite Madison has our speaker practice sessions at Horizon.

Conveniently located on the square and situating you at one of the hubs of Madison’s growing entrepreneurial community, with great internet connectivity and spaces to meet and work.

Ignite Madison #7, Social Good

Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm

This Ignite Madison event will be a collaboration with the Madison Nonprofit Day.  As with previous Ignites, this will be at the High Noon Saloon and will feature 10 people with stories to tell about their work doing social good.  

Be sure not to miss it – as the evening will also include DJ Mike Carlson, pre-, mid- and post-speaker social/bar time, a raffle and in general, a great night with at least 200 of your closest Madison friends! This event is truly a party — one that celebrates the people who are all about putting thought into action.

Tickets are $9 in advance and $14 at the door. All proceeds go to the Madison Nonprofit Day.

Is part of your life dedicated to “the greater good” or improving the lives of others? Are you someone who makes helping people a priority? Won’t you consider telling your personal story? Please apply to speak.

 

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Our Speakers

Fire Fighters Local 311

Sam Yackel

 

Sam joined the Madison Fire Department in 2007 and became a trustee of the non-profit in 2010.  His goal for L311 Charities is to touch as many facets of Madison and help a diverse group of people in a different way than just being on the clock at the Fire Station.

Mastering Social Justice: MA not required

Breanna Illéné

Breanna Illéné is the tattooed, bike riding, millennial pastor at Trinity UMC in Madison who is trying to rethink what church looks like. She has a piece of paper that says she mastered social justice, but she is still learning about what it means to put her values into practice. Her passions include community building, food (both cooking and eating), and lots and lots of coffee.

Why mentoring is essential to social progress

Jeff Burkhart

Jeff Burkhart is the Executive Director of Literacy Network of Dane County, a not-for-profit organization serving adults and families.  He holds an M.S. Continuing and Vocational Education from University of Wisconsin- Madison and a BA Journalism from Indiana University.

The Ripple Effect of Kindness

Jen Anderson

The 30 year old Madison native is an avid triathlete and two-time Ironman Wisconsin finisher.  She is dedicated to growing the endurance community in Madison as Director of Operations for Capitol View Events, a local endurance event company. When not racing or directing, she can be found dancing with Madison Ballet or taking her black lab to the dog park.

A Cub Scout Goes to War

Andy Wallman

Andy is one of the co-founders of Goodstock, a pro bono event for non-profits held by Madison ad agency KW2, where Andy is President. Since 2004, KW2 has donated over $2.1 million in advertising and marketing goods and services to over 110 non-profit organizations in Dane County.

The Coolest Kids in School

Jahlieh Henderson

Jahlieh is a high school special education teacher at Columbus High School in Columbus, WI. She works primarily with students with intellectual disabilities, focusing on peer mediated supports and relevant connections to curriculum and community. At CHS, Jahlieh serves as the Project Unify Coordinator and Head Forensics Coach. In December of 2014, she was honored to accept the June Downing Breakthroughs in Inclusive Educator of the Year Award for the TASH organization.  Jahlieh is currently finishing her master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in transition, autism and applied behavior analysis.

The Hook Is The Key

Will Green

Will is the Founder of Mentoring Positives, Inc. a mentoring program working with at-risk youth in Madison Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is from Gary, Indiana.  Will has over 22 years of experience working with youth and families with behavioral and emotional issues. In 2014 Will was recognized by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity as the Citizen Of The Year.

Reprogramming My Life Path Around My Passion

Garrett Lee

Garrett Owen Lee is a proud father of a joyous six-year-old. Since leaving academia, he took his knowledge of network dynamics to the streets where he continues to listen and learn.

He founded WHY–We Help You, which aims to build community and develop solutions to address socioeconomic inequality. He also created GoodPoint, which promotes “Good Capital” as a complementary currency that values the abundant goodness that we all share.

From Dream to Reality

Kathy Johnson

Kathy is a Wisconsin native and has been an advocate for people with disabilities, either professionally or as a citizen member of the Madison Physical Disabilities Commission. Now Founder and CEO of a new nonprofit.

Ambition: So our children will like us

Maurice Cheeks

Maurice Cheeks serves on the Madison Common Council. His agenda is to ensure that Madison is a national example for innovating to eliminate opportunity gaps, increasing citizen engagement, and designing for anticipated population growth. Maurice is Director of the Wisconsin Innovation Network, a statewide program of the Wisconsin Technology Council.

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Ignite Madison #6, Life with Beer

May 6th, 2015, 8-10pm

This Ignite Madison event will be a collaboration with the Madison Craft Beer Week.  It will be one of the many events of Craft Beer Week and it’ll again be at the High Noon Saloon, featuring 10 people with stories to tell about beer.

Be sure not to miss it – as the evening will also include DJ Mike Carlson, pre-, mid- and post-speaker social/bar time, a raffle and in general, a great night with at least 200 of your closest Madison friends! This event is truly a party — one that celebrates the people who are all about putting thought into action.

Tickets are $9 in advance and $14 at the door. All proceeds go to the River Alliance of Wisconsin.

If you have a beer related story, please apply to speak.

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Our Presenters

Turbo Tap

Matt Younkle

Matt Younkle is most famous for inventing the TurboTap, a device that pours draft beer faster and with less waste. Presently, he’s charting the path for the future of music collecting as the CEO of Murfie. Invite Matt to your next party—he’s got your beer and music covered.

The Place of Beer

Joe Walts 

Joe Walts grew up in the ‘burbs of Detroit and began brewing at home in 2003. He abandoned a career in aerospace engineering to become a commercial brewer in 2005, and recently returned to Ale Asylum for a second term as the brewery’s QA manager.

Beer Geek Taxonomy

Chadwick C. DeVoss 

Chadwick C. DeVoss is a technology product manager by day. He is a beer collector, cellarer, drinker, traveller, adventurist, other silly descriptors. If it’s beer-related, there is a good chance he’s aware, involved, or disgusted by it. Most weekday afternoons you can find him behind a laptop, working from a barstool at one of the fine beer purveyors of Madison.

Triumph and Tragedy of a Homebrewer

Patrick Siebold 

Patrick Siebold is a home brewer who has spent the past three years brewing copious amounts of delicious beer for lucky friends. Music was his first passion and he has incorporated a punk DIY philosophy into brewing. He won two home brewing competitions in six months and is releasing a Cocoa Chipotle Stout at Next Door Brewing and Tex Tubb’s during Craft Beer Week.

Mead Made Modern

Colleen Bos 

Colleen Bos is the founder of Bos Meadery, which produces dry and sparkling meads made with local and regional ingredients. She has an MA in Medieval History, has attended Siebel Institute’s concise course on brewing technology, and has 15 years of experience as a project manager in research and technology.

If This Is Beer, What Have I Been Drinking All These Years?

Jeff Glazer 

Jeff Glazer is a Co-Founded Madison Craft Beer Week in 2011. He has worked as a lawyer for startup breweries since 2007. He has been drinking beer for much longer than that.

How to Start a Brewery

Henry Schwartz 

Colorado native turned Wisconsinite, Henry Schwartz began dabbling in business at age 15 with running a retail skateboard shop. Bit by the entrepreneurial bug he studied entrepreneurship at UW-Whitewater and co-founded the launch of MobCraft Beer.

Will Work For Beer

Krystina Engebos

After landing herself her first ever grown-up job, Krystina found herself dreaming of her glory days at Titletown Brewing Co. Thankfully, the transition from hydrology to craft beer was easy for her when she returned to Titletown first in the brewpub and now specializing in distribution sales and promotions. Krystina is also the co-founder of Green Bay Craft Beer Week.

Hops

James Altwies

James is a passionate farmer and scientist not to mention an opinionated beer geek. He has managed to combine his two great joys into a thriving hop production (Gorst Valley Hops) and beer chemistry consulting business. He has 20+ years experience in specialty crops with a Masters degree in horticulture from UW-Madison.

Wild Fermentation

Levi Funk

Levi Funk is the founder of Funk Factory Geuzeria and specializes in Lambics and wild fermentation more broadly. He has been working in collaboration with O’so Brewing for the last 3 years and has just recently started filling a barrel warehouse here in Madison.

Ignite Madison #5 “Music Matters” Recap

Thanks for coming!!

10 speakers each gave 5 minute presentations with the theme of the night “Music Matters.” The night included DJ Mike Carlson and all proceeds went to the Madison Music Makers.

Watch the videos below or on the playlist on YouTube.

Fiddle Sisters – Fiddle Makes Family

Laura Kruschke

Beth Kille

Radish & Dudley Noon

Michael Ross

Alida LaCosse

Anna Vogelzang

Sara Tetzloff

Adam Steinquist

Steve Faulkner

Great Door Prizes for Jan 21st!

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Murfie Music is donating a Sonos Play 1

Enjoy your CD and vinyl collection from the cloud on all your devices! Send your collection to Murfie and we’ll rip and convert it, store the physical copies at our headquarters or return them, and upload your digital albums to your online Murfie collection. Plus, add to your collection from our marketplace of 150,000+ used and new CDs starting at just $2. Stream your music at home with your Sonos system and the Murfie Web Player or on the go with our mobile app for iOS and Android. Download in high quality mp3, aac, FLAC and ALAC.

You also get a $25 credit for music on Murfie.com


 

 Glass Nickel Pizza is giving away SIX $50 gift certificates!!


Hybrid Salon is giving away a haircut, highlights, and eyelash extension.

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