Intermission Interviews

Ignite Bainbridge Co-founder, Alex Sanso, elicits some feedback from the audience during the first ever Ignite Bainbridge evening, held May 16, 2012 at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinema.

IGNITE is a fun, high-energy evening of 5-minute talks and socializing. The Ignite motto, “Enlighten us, but make it quick,” captures the spirit of the event. Speakers have only 20 slides, and 15 seconds per slide, to entertain and inform you!

IGNITE BAINBRIDGE (Island) was started in 2012 by Elisabeth Robson, Alex Sanso and OfficeXpats founders, Jason Omens and Leslie Schneider. Bainbridge Island is full of amazing and interesting people, and Ignite Bainbridge is a great way for you to meet those people and learn new things.

The first Ignite Bainbridge was held at the Bainbridge Pavilion on May 16, 2012 at the Bainbridge Pavilion Cinema, with a mixer before the event at OfficeXPats (2nd floor in the Pavilion).

Christine Castigliano: In Praise of Spontaneous Spark

Christine Castigliano tells how singing has helped her throughout her life and how we can use singing to confront our inner demons and doubts that keep us from being fully creative. As a writer, designer, singer and teacher, Christine’s lifelong passion is to uncover the jewels at the heart of a story, organization, or individual so they can shine.

Todd Hanson: The ‘Impossible’ Catalytic Converter

Todd Hanson explains his business team’s invention of a new and more efficient catalytic converter that he believes will help to revolutionize emission controls on all sorts of motor vehicles.

Steve Ramsey: Carrots, Pigs, and $1 Million Dollars

Summary: Steve Ramsey will take a light-hearted and self-incriminating look at how the simplest of daily decisions can have an enormous impact on the local community – along with a simple solution to avoid a local economic meltdown. (Plus – he’ll give a million dollars away.)

Leslie Schneider: Bones in the Desert: The Legacy of a Life Dedicated to Human Potential

Leslie Schneider is the co-owner of OfficeXpats, a coworking and small conference center on Bainbridge Island dedicated to building a community of entrepreneurs and independent professionals. She is also committed to telling the story of her father’s ideas about community and the design of the spaces built to facilitate them.