October 5, 2016
October 5, 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 3, 2014
Presentation: How to Rock Your Life After Loss
Taraleigh Weathers guides people who are in love with live music who want to bring the authentic expression of themselves that they let out at music festivals and shows into their everyday lives. She is a published best selling author and retreat and event producer. Basically Taraleigh loves rocking people’s lives!
“How to Become a Joy Addict: The 12 Step Program” is Taraleigh’s next highly anticipated book and is slated for release early 2015. In the meantime you can enjoy reading Taraleigh’s words in her column Music Turns Me On for the The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and on her blog www.taraleighlovesyou.com
Get your own all-access pass to a joyful and abundant life by going to www.taraleighlovesyou.com and put yourself on the list.
September 27, 2014
Presentation: Unstereotypical: Allowing The Road Less Traveled To Define You
Kris Gruen writes songs about grown up life infused with a mystic wonder, softening the world’s sharp edges like a glass of exceptionally fine bourbon. Building off the success of his critically acclaimed albums Lullaby School and Part Of It All, Kris released his new album, New Comics From The Wooded World, in the summer of 2013. On past tours, Kris has shared the stage with Sean Lennon, The Avett Brothers, Belle & Sebastian, Alejandro Escovedo, Jesse Malin, Nicole Atkins, Anais Mitchell, and more. As the full-time Director Of WGDR, Goddard College Community Radio, Gruen truly defies the typical lifestyle of the professional musician, balancing an international music career with a full-time, upper level management position in higher education. Since his start at the college, Gruen has guided the forty year-old college/community station to new levels of external recognition, financial stability and academic relevance for its licensee. Kris lives with his wife and two daughters on a family farm nestled deep in the beautiful Worcester range of Central Vermont.
September 25, 2014
Patrick Standen, 50, a native Vermonter teaches philosophy at Saint Michael’s College and medical, clinical and healthcare ethics at the University Vermont. At Saint Michael’s he is an academic mentor to the men’s hockey team and advises the student philosophy club. He is the founder and board President of the Northeast Disabled Athletic Association, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that provides athletes with physical disabilities competitive and recreational sporting opportunities. He serves as the co-chair on the Burlington Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility and on the Vermont Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports. A writer and poet, he is an avid outdoorsmen and athlete recently capturing the gold medal in sit-ski biathlon in the 2013 Empire State Games and 1st place in the 2013 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon. He lives with his wife in Burlington, VT. He also enjoys swimming, sailing, sled hockey, handcycling, skiing, kayaking and trap and skeet shooting.
September 23, 2014
Presentation: Engaged Leadership
Mary Powell has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Green Mountain Power Corporation since 2008, following seven years as Chief Operating Officer. Mary initiated and implemented a strategic and comprehensive restructuring of the company that dramatically transformed Green Mountain Power and has been the backbone of a cultural transformation and service quality improvement.
Mary launched an ambitious energy vision to provide low carbon, low cost and reliable power to Vermonters. As a result, the company has built Vermont’s largest wind farm, is building New England’s Solar Capital in Rutland Vermont and has installed smart grid technology across the entire utility infrastructure. In 2012, Mary led an acquisition of Central Vermont Public Service, with a promise to generate $144 million in savings for customers. GMP has grown from serving 88,000 customers in 2008 to serving well over 260,000 customers, with revenues of more than $640 million and $1.3 billion in assets.
September 19, 2014
Presentation: A Stand Up Life
Colin Ryan is a stand-up comedian who speaks to students and adults about money, confidence and happiness, and offers trainings on public speaking. Colin was named one of the top 10 youth presenters in the nation, and to date has spoken to over 50,000 students and adults. He works with schools, corporations and nonprofits across the country.
July 17, 2014
We’ll be releasing two videos a week for the next couple of weeks as we gear up to announce Ignite Burlington 2014 speakers!
It’s not too late to be a speaker at Ignite Burlington 2014!
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know as an Ignite Burlington speaker, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re loooking forward to having a packed house, inspiring the community, and raising funds for Hergenrother Foundation. Our goal is to hold our first Youth Leadership Camp in the summer of 2015!
Tickets will be available for sale starting in September.
Questions? Need more information? Or want to volunteer? Email email@example.com.