Save the date! Ignite Bainbridge 2 is coming back on May 14, 2013

We are excited to announce that Ignite Bainbridge 2 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Bainbridge Pavilion. The idea for Ignite Bainbridge was freshly hatched in late December 2011, and the first Ignite Bainbridge held on May 16, 2012 went beyond the wildest dreams of those early organizers. Fourteen speakers and more than 150 attendees celebrated stories, inspiration, and big ideas from our lives on Bainbridge Island or a bit beyond. Many of those 150 showed up early for the pre-party and came again for the post-party! We all got a chance to connect with the speakers, and we hope there were many who wondered if they might be the ones on stage “next time.”

So it’s time to start thinking about “next time!” If you have a topic you are passionate about, we highly encourage you to entertain the idea of speaking about it. No matter if this would be your first ever speaking experience, or if you tried to be a speaker but did not make it to the roster the first time around.  We even encourage the now-experienced “alumni” speakers to consider signing up again with a new topics.

Tuesday speaker mentoring sessions: Let us know if you are interested in being a speaker soon! Starting in January at OfficeXpats we are offering free weekly mentoring sessions to help you develop and practice your talk. These sessions are not mandatory, but it will help your chances of being selected if you put the effort into understanding the format and getting feedback. Come to as many as you need to get your talk accepted! Tom Leurquin has volunteered to lead these workshops, and any alumni are invited to help the next batch of speakers make their way on stage.

  • Afternoon sessions will be on first, third, and fifth Tuesdays from 2-3:30pm (January 15, 29, February 5, 19, March 5, 19, April 2, 16, 30, May 7)
  • Evening sessions will be on second and fourth Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm (January 8, 22, February 12, 26, March 12, 26, April 9, 23)

So jump in early and let us know what you want to talk about! And/or, join the team that makes it happen. We have room for your skills and energy.

Hope to see you soon!

The Ignite Bainbridge Planning Team

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