October 5, 2016
October 5, 2016
October 4, 2016
September 3, 2016
Presentation: It’s the Little Things
July 23, 2016
COLCHESTER, VERMONT (July 23, 2015) – Adam Hergenrother and Hergenrother Foundation are hosting the 5th Annual Ignite Burlington on Thursday October 20, 2015 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.
Hergenrother Foundation is currently interviewing entrepreneurs and business and community leaders who are interested in speaking at this year’s Ignite event. To be considered, send an email with a brief bio and information about your presentation topic to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will announce the full speaker line-up (featuring local entrepreneurs, and business and non-profit leaders) in early September!
Our Ignite Burlington Speaker Alumni are:
Hergenrother Foundation’s mission is to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s confident and dynamic leaders by providing the necessary resources, programs, and events for youth to learn, grow, thrive, and develop into outstanding members of their communities. By supporting Hergenrother Foundation, you are investing in the future of your community. With a focus on youth leadership through sports and fitness, we will teach youth to dream big, act with purpose and passion, and serve others first. Hergenrother Foundation is also dedicated to bringing educational and inspirational events to the Greater Burlington area, to heighten awareness for the power that every person, regardless of age, can live a life without limits. For more information, visit www.hergenrotherfoundation.org.
January 4, 2016
Congratulations to Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power, who was name the 2015 Vermonter of the Year!
We had the pleasure of having Mary speak at Ignite Burlington 2014 about Engaged Leadership. Check out the video below.
October 14, 2015
October 8, 2015
Presentation: Unthinking the Nonprofit
Cyrus Patten has served in senior leadership positions at some of Vermont’s most notable nonprofit organizations including Howard Center and Spectrum Youth & Family Services. He is currently serving as Campaign for Vermont’s first Executive Director.
He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Colorado State University and is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont where he is studying alternative models for funding nonprofit organizations.
Cyrus thrives in challenging and dynamic environments, breaking convention and seeking new ways to solve old problems.
October 7, 2015
Presentation: Trucks and Creativity
Eugene Korsunskiy is the Senior Coordinator of Design Initiatives at UVM, where he teaches classes on Design Thinking and Designing Your Life. Before coming to UVM, Eugene taught at Stanford, where he received his MFA in Design 2012. His masters project, called SparkTruck, was a delivery-truck-turned-classroom-on-wheels, filled with maker tools and supplies, which he and his friends drove across the country to teach kids about tinkering, design, and creativity.
October 5, 2015
Janice Shade | Co-Founder, Milk Money
Presentation: It’s Never too Late to be What You Might Have Been
October 2, 2015
Presentation: [Permanent Beta And The Neophyte Club] – A Love Story
For more than twenty-five years, Michael Jager has been creating and collaborating with brands, driven by the idea that design distinction matters most. His groundbreaking work with JDK Design continues with Solidarity of Unbridled Labour, a studio that conceptualizes and realizes ideas that help guide and create culture and positive change within it. Guided by Ezra Pound’s simply but elegantly stated principle, “Make it new,” his collaborative output for a multitude of today’s most recognizable and relevant brands—including Burton Snowboards, Microsoft’s Xbox, Nike, Levi’s, Phish, MTV, Virgin, Lululemon, Yara, Seventh Generation, and Patagonia—is recognized worldwide. Through Solidarity’s own brand-design incubation platform, Michael has helped create unique home, sport, and lifestyle brands, such as Mamava and Maglianero. He is also the cofounder of the Karma Birdhouse, a creative-economy coworking space now home to more than 70 inspiring entrepreneurial entities.