A couple of weeks ago, I received a very interesting email from Jeff Moriarty, the founder of Ignite Phoenix, inviting me to submit a talk to this year’s event. Ignite is an annual event showcasing 18 passionate speakers giving snapshots of brilliance, creativity, and inspiration from their lives. It’s a lot like TED, only the talks are 5 minutes long instead of 18. Previous speakers have included Bogi Lateiner of 180-degree auto, Jonathan McNamara who builds giant robots, and Sean Tierney, who “falls up” in his love for paragliding.
This year, I will be joining the ranks of passionate presenters! I will one of the 18 speakers at Ignite Phoenix!!!
On October 18th, 2013, I will be on stage at The Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts sharing my passion of learning with my daughter in front of almost 1,000 people. I’ll be talking about how learning with our kids can bring you some of the most amazing experiences of our lives. One of my absolute favorite experiences was when a single question led us in our yard, through our city, and into the apiary of a real beekeeper, where we suited up and became beekeepers for a day!
This year has been incredible for throwing ourselves into new experiences and embracing the opportunities that come our way. I am absolutely THRILLED to share the stage with some of the most passionate and adventurous people here in Phoenix. I’m quite nervous too, but I am buzzing with excitement! I’m going to be speaking at Ignite Phoenix!
UPDATE: Ignite Phoenix sold out within a few hours after tickets went on sale! If you would still like to tune in, you can watch the live stream on the front page of Ignite Phoenix’s website (right here!). The show starts at 6:30 pm (MST) TODAY (Friday Ocbtober 18th)! Videos of each speaker’s presentation will be uploaded in the weeks after Ignite.