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Global Ignite Week: Sparks will fly and name tags will unite at tonight's Ignite Boulder 32


It's time for one of our favorite community sponsorships, Ignite Boulder, back for the 32nd edition live at the Boulder Theater. And it's also Global Ignite Week, so we'll enjoy watching the sparks fly worldwide. We've printed our share of their name tags over the years. The organizing team always put a series of fun phrases on these custom square stickers.

Whenever we have our team manning the name tag table at this event, we see the social interaction around these stickers. There's always a conversation around these phrases, and the name tags serve as a natural icebreaker when you're in a room full of strangers watching someone else put on a short presentation. Since they typically print up about ten of these, there are plenty of options for attendees to express some personal style with the name tag they pick. Again, great for conversation starters and mingling before the show in the Boulder Theater (what a beautiful venue) and during setbreak out on the Pearl Street Mall in Downtown Boulder.

Ignite Talks are presenters of 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes. If you can find an Ignite near your, add it to your dance card, circle it on your wall calendar, set that reminder in your calendar app--whatever you need to do to remember. We got a sneak preview of the speakers, and these sparks (or, Ignite Talk) look so fun. The topics cover a range of health and wellness, long distance swimming, alternative energy, intentional giving and other ideas that will make you think.


It's nearing the end of yet another Boulder Startup Week (one of our favorite local events!), so the geek flame will be on full burn.

You can follow the action live on Twitter, and check the Ignite Boulder website for the videos once they've posted--they are at the bottom of the page. We love to go back and watch videos from previous editions, as they certainly have their educational and inspirational qualities.

Ignite Boulder 31


We're back at the Boulder Theater tonight with sponsored name tag stickers for Ignite Boulder 31.

There's seven different whimsical (and a few downright LOL) name tags that will be on site, and as folks celebrate and mingling for the holidays, they can do so with some fun. They have seven different designs that are guaranteed to spark a conversation, which is the entire mission of Ignite Talks. We are a proud sponsor these events all over the country.
What is Ignite Boulder?

Ignite Boulder is a night of presentations on a variety of topics – with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides, that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement, and Boulder hosts the largest in the world every 2 or 3 months.

What is it like? The talks (or sparks) are funny, interesting, nerdy, quick and from the heart. It is NOT a place to pitch your business or yourself. There will be a livestream going when the show starts at 7pm if you can't be in town for the show. Don't forget to dress up tomorrow! It's the holiday tradition.

All of their videos on YouTube so that you can watch them over and over. See them all here!

Live from Ignite Boulder 30


It's time for the fall installation of Ignite Boulder, one of our favorite, local public-speaking events and sponsorships. Crowds will gather at the Boulder Theater tonight (doors at 6pm, show at 7pm) for a night of engaging presentations from amateur speakers.

This is the 30th edition of Ignite Boulder, and it's grown into the world's largest Ignite event. We have printed up so many quirky name tag stickers over the years, and these versions are witty and, in a few cases, just plain laugh-out-loud funny. With pop culture references and ice-breaker on each name tag, the community gets together and is instantly bonded through stickers.

We just love Ignite Boulder, and we hope to see you at the Boulder Theater.

What is Ignite Boulder?

Ignite Boulder is a volunteer run geek event that sells out the largest venues in town. Brave speakers have 5 minutes and 20 auto advancing slides to teach us about a passion or embarrassingly nerdy passion. One mic, a few slides and an overly honest discussion about our community, culture and world.

You can follow all of the @IgniteBoulder live action on Twitter, and we'll be helping out the crew with the livestream on Periscope, so make sure you check in at show time.




Ignite Denver 23


This weekend sparks will be flying at the Oriental Theater for Ignite Denver 23. Twelve speakers will take the stage to share their geeky passions and inspire the audience in an evening of five-minute presentations. Their sticker features the spark nodes and the bold red of the Ignite branding. It makes for a sweet laptop sticker to rep your Ignite pride. We've been sponsoring this event for a few years, and we are proud to be a silver sponsor for this wonderful community.

Since Ignite Talks are community run events, we wanted to give a huge shout out to the team organizing the night, the folks that took the time to craft a thoughtful spark, anyone who wanted to take the stage, and for sure all the people who have already bought a ticket to see the show live. It's a sold out show tonight, but we recommend streaming live to get inspired.

  • Elizabeth Giorgi – My Bad Job Reviews Made Me an Awesome CEO

  • Kelly Underell – Life is too short to not do what you want to do and be who you want to be.

  • Chrissie Hodges – Pure OCD/Intrusive Sexual Obsessions: It’s not as Pure as it Sounds.

  • Lori Heisler – Enough is Enough: Somebody Needs to Speak Up

  • Brenton Weyi – Humans Are Paradoxes

  • Emily Stones – Ban the Brand™: The Dark Side of Marketing 101

  • Matt Hyder – How to be Taken Seriously as a Young Entrepreneur

  • Jamie Shapiro – The Foundation of Leadership: Real Food

  • Sandee Billen Maas – “You Don’t Look Sick!” – When Public Opinion Goes Wrong

  • Meghan Saylor – Square Peg, Round Hole

  • Doyle Hanks: Love: the Bridge to Laughter

  • Brian Gryth – Quitter

You can stream the action live from their website or follow along @IgniteDenver on Twitter.


TEDxMileHigh Make + Believe


TEDxMileHigh is on tap for Saturday night at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The theme for this year's event is Make + Believe. The sticker that they designed has a silhouette of a person looking at a sea of stars in the night sky. Powerful use of imagery and a fun use of type for the theme name, including a custom hashtag for the event. This is a fun sticker design that incorporates the larger TEDx branding.

This year's organizers implore their audience to "Make a better future and believe in the power of big ideas." TEDxMileHigh showcases innovative Coloradans who each give the ‘talk of their life’ around the power of ideas. TEDx's are one of our favorite community events, and we're delighted it's happening down at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The ideas that come from a TEDx talk are like no other, with the audience and the speakers sharing energy and inspiration.
In the world of Make + Believe, anything is possible. Here, freedom and fantasy join creativity, curiosity, and culture to create the promise of ideas worth spreading, expanded minds, and new connections. TEDxMileHigh is dedicated to dreaming big, crafting leadership, and designing a bright future. You’re invited to find inspiration in the sandbox of your mind with their 2016 event. Be inspired by Coloradans and local organizations with unique and compelling stories to share. Enjoy hands-on experiences designed to spark your imagination. Share ideas with the region’s best and brightest.

Presenters include maverick thinkers and doers, big-time athletes, entrepreneurs and innovators, humanitarians, creative performers and many more extraordinary people.

Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.