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COLCHESTER, VERMONT (September 20, 2016) – Adam Hergenrother and Hergenrother Foundation are hosting the 5th Annual Ignite Burlington on Thursday October 20, 2016 at The Film House at Main Street Landing.
Ignite is an exciting, unconventional event, designed to inspire, educate, and entertain the greater Burlington community. Ignite events are held in over 100 cities worldwide and are similar to TED’s” Ideas Worth Spreading.” Ignite events bring people together in an inspiring, mastermind-like forum, where speakers share their passion projects and inspirational success stories for compelling five minutes, respecting Ignite’s acclaimed mantra,” Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick.”
Registration and networking from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Presentations begin promptly at 6:30pm.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from the Ignite Burlington Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/igniteburlington, the Hergenrother Foundation Facebook page – www.facebook.com/hergenrotherfoundation and on Eventbrite.
Bevo Catering will be serving creatively prepared local artisan appetizers. http://bevovt.com
A2VT will be preforming their musical stylings. http://www.a2vt.com
This year, we have decided to get the younger generation more actively involved in this event by holding a speaking contest. We will be asking students to submit a 3-5-minute video to us about a failure in their life and the winner will be invited to speak at Ignite Burlington 2016.
Our Ignite Burlington 2016 Speakers are:
- Carl Dudley. Jr, Brand Ambassador of Flex Your Face, President at Airmen Breaking Bread
- Rich Nadworney, Principle at Empatico
- Cynthia Griesse, Team Leader/Broker Keller Williams Reality Marco Island
- Karen Newman, Inspirational Speaker, Triathlete, Mother, Survivor
- Galen Dow, CEO AMPED Pipeline Marketing
- Alex Camelio, Director, Industry Engagement at Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
- John Graves, Athlete
- John Jones, Enterprise Account Executive at Dealertrack Technologies
- Brian Armstrong, Owner of Strong Will Real Estate
- Mitch Durfee, Realtor, Veteran, Public Speaker, Mentor, Entrepreneur
- College Speaker – TBA
September 5, 2014
Tickets are now on sale for Ignite Burlington 2014!
Click here to reserve you seat today!
Ignite Burlington 2014 will be held on Thursday October 9 at The Film House at Main Street Landing.
Schedule for the evening:
4:45pm – 6:00pm – Registration and cocktail hour
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Ignite Presentations
8:00pm – 9:30pm – Reception and Speaker Meet & Greet
All proceeds from the event will go towards holding our first Youth Leadership Summit in the Summer of 2015.
As always, we have an incredible speaker line-up:
- Mary Powell, President & CEO of Green Mountain Power Corporation
- Ryan Esbjerg, Founder of Flex Your Face
- Danielle Livellara, Money & Business Coach at Livellara International, LLC
- Mike Smith, Private and Public Sector Consultant
- Colin Ryan, Motivational Speaker & Stand-Up Comedian at ColinRyanSpeaks.com
- Patrick Standen, Professor at St. Michael’s College and President & Founder of Northeast Disabled Athletic Association
- Taraleigh Weathers, The Music Scene’s Life Coach
- Ted Kessler, Executive Director, Founder, & Lifetime Board Member of Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
- Kris Gruen, Owner of Kris Gruen Music & Director of WGDR, Goddard College Community Radio
September 12, 2013
Ignite Burlington is an evening event of presentations designed to inspire, educate, and entertain the greater Burlington community. In one evening, attendees will hear dynamic speakers from our community talk about their passion projects and inspirational success stories. These speakers will inspire you to take action and be the change you wish to see in the world!
Ignite events have been in over 100 cities worldwide and are similar to TED’s “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Presenters share inspiring and educational stories – be it their business experiences or personal interests and ideas – for a compelling five to eight minutes, respecting Ignite’s acclaimed mantra “Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick!” Ignite events bring together community members and ideas in an inspiring, mastermind-like forum, and it is a truly unique networking platform for all who are involved.
This year, we have some incredible speakers lined up to share their stories, including:
Ann Zuccardy | What I Learned from a Bathtub
Tom Murphy | We All Have the Power to be Someone’s Hero!
Ela Wojtowicz | Cultivating Perseverance: Why CP Doesn’t Stand for Cerebral Palsy, Anymore
David Hill | Overcoming Life’s Obstacles – “In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
You can check out last year’s speakers from Ignite Burlington here: http://www.mindsparkignite.com/ignite-burlington-speakers/ or visit www.hergenrotherfoundation.org for more information about this year’s event. You can also see Ignite talks from all over the world here: http://igniteshow.com/browse
Ignite Burlington is a non-profit event sponsored by Hergenrother Foundation. With a focus on providing the necessary resources for children to learn, grow, and thrive, Hergenrother Foundation supports the residents of Chittenden County in crisis situations. All proceeds from the event will go back to helping community members with immediate needs.
September 11, 2013
Ignite Burlington is only one month away! Get your tickets today for an all-star lineup of inspiring speakers.
Ignite events have been in over 100 cities worldwide and are similar to TED’s “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Presenters will share their passion projects and inspiring stories for a compelling five minutes, respecting Ignite’s mantra “Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick.” Ignite events bring together community members and ideas in an inspiring, mastermind-like forum, and is a truly unique networking platform for all involved. You can check out last year’s speakers here and stay tuned for this year’s speaker announcements later this week!
$25 admission. All proceeds go to Hergenrother Foundation. Hergenrother Foundation believes that by giving back to our communities, we can all change the world, one life at a time.
We look forward to seeing you there!
September 11, 2013
Speaker: Ann Zuccardy, CEO of AZ Communications
Presentation: What I Learned from a Bathtub
Ann Zuccardy offers candid, witty conversation about life’s challenging moments and getting through them with creativity and humor. She provides insights gleaned from her personal struggle after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) changed her life.
A professional writer for nearly three decades, Ann writes for technical publications, social media, and corporate communications departments. Her work appears in Press Pause Moments: Essays about Life Transitions by Women Writers and in magazines and corporate newsletters. She is writing a book about her TBI experience: A Brain Rebooted: Creating New Pathways for Life and Business.
Ann shares her story about the trials and tribulations of reinventing her life after her injury and discovering hidden surprises about intelligence and creativity.
Reserve your Ignite tickets here: http://goo.gl/QVJPp2
Ignite Burlington info: www.hergenrotherfoundation.org/events
August 13, 2013
Ignite Burlington 2013 | Thursday October 10
Hergenrother Foundation is proud to host the second annual Ignite Burlington on Thursday October 10 at The Film House at Main Street Landing.
Ignite Burlington is an evening event of presentations designed to inspire, educate, and entertain the greater Burlington community. In one evening, attendees will hear dynamic speakers from our communities talk about their passion projects and inspirational success stories.
This year we’re proud to bring you ten speakers who are making a significant impact on a local and national level, and who are sure to inspire you to take action and be the change you wish to see in the world!
The evening begins with a networking and cocktail hour from 4:45pm-6:00pm. The presentations will begin at 6:00pm.
We are pleased to announce the following individuals will be speaking at Ignite Burlington:
- Ann Zuccardy
- Tom Murphy
- David Hill
- John Dano
- Aaron Fastman
Check back here and on Facebook for more speaker announcements!