I'm really excited about our 3rd Ignite here in Los Angeles on June 7th. We had a record number of absolutely AMAZING submissions. It took a lot of deliberation to select the speakers. Our only consolation for those awesome submittions not on stage this month, is ... you're on the short-list for IgniteLA4!
A note about our venue, V Lounge. We selected a larger capacity venue from our previous Ignite. We loved CineSpace, but wanted to offer a longer program and increase attendance capacity. However, even with the increase, we expect standing room only. We encourage you to arrive in plenty of time and we're working on an even larger venue for next time.
The event is FREE, but please register and support the event by having a cocktail or some snacks at V Lounge, they're donating the space. Space is first-come, first-serve. (Registering helps us plan future IgniteLAs.)
When: June 7, 7:30-11pm, talks start at 8:15pm
Where: V Lounge, 2020 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (in West LA)
Cost: Free to attend, but you are responsible for paying for your own food/drinks.
Parking: Valet or neighborhood street parking (decent)
To spark your interest here's a partial list of our June 7th topics and speakers:
- Directed Evolution, Frances Arnold, Caltech
- Another Earth, Amir Give'on, NASA JPL
- Write How To Make The Best Of Living In A War Zone, Liz Grover, Writer/Filmmaker
- Financing the Future, Glenn Yago, Exec Dir of Financial Research, Milken Institute
- An Amazing History of Awesome Stuff Underground, Molly Steenson, Design Researcher
- Asking a girl out with PPT, Jason Porath, Professional Effects Artist and Technical Director
- Mechanical Olympics, Xtine Burrough, Media Artist & Asst Prof CSU Fullerton
- Meditation and Consciousness, Pedram Shojai, Taoist & Qi Gong master, Wellness Expert
- Collaborative Filmaking, Sheila Hardy, Filmmaker, Eve's Lime
- Teaching Kids Programming, Lynn Langit, Microsoft Evangelist & Digigirls
- The Internet in China, Christine Lu, CEO, Affinity China
If you've been sparked by the above topics, we hope you'll join us on Monday, June 7th at V Lounge to hear about interesting projects by passionate people.
The IgniteLA Organizers,