Ignite Boise brings together an inspiring and unexpected blend of thinkers from business, art, technology, government and academia. All with ideas. And all willing to share them. Be part of it: learn more, get tickets, submit a talk.

Welcome IB|4 sponsors!

Published by Jeff Reynolds on February 9th, 2010 | Comments Off

We’re kicking off the first Ignite Boise of 2010 with some absolutely great sponsors.

Our venue sponsor for this event is Great Western Barbecue Supply/Traeger Grills, headed up by Goalsontrack – Smart Goal Setting Software

itter.com/shermtv”>@ShermTV. Sherm was a presenter at IB|3. It’s great to see the community rally around Ignite in every form. The venue sponsor is very critical — all their sponsorship dollars cover the cost of base rent for the night of the event.

We’re welcoming first-time sponsor Sybase iAnywhere, a provider of mobile enterprise, database and RFID software technologies.

The Urban Agent Team, whose motto is “We’re not your parents’ real estate company,” has also signed on for another sponsorship.

Please let these sponsors know you appreciate them. They are what allow Ignite Boise to be a free, community-based event.

We’ll be announcing a couple more sponsors in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in sponsoring (we only have a couple spots left), please let us know.

Ignite Boise | 03 Speakers and Twitter

Published by Stephen Nipper on November 9th, 2009 | Comments Off

Follow the Ignite Boise 03 speakers on Twitter:

  • A $1 Trillion Loaf of Bread; or Backup Your Brain – Jason Denizac – @jdenizac
  • Don’t be lazy, SAVE THE PLANET! – Holli High Woodings – How To Sell Stock Photos


  • How To Start a Company in 52 Hours! – Andre Nosalsky – @an
  • Draining the Swamp – Jeff Almeida – @npja
  • “Mad (Wo)Men”: The Women of ‘Mad Men,’ the Modern Women Who Love Them, and How to Know Which Mad (Wo)Man You Are – Lisa McGrath – @tweetmcg
  • Weasel Words: How to Keep from Committing to Anything (Without Even Trying) – Brian Harrison – @brharrison
  • Consider Design – Justin Kuntz, Ryan Lascano, & Steve Norell – @justinkuntz @ryanlascano @stevenorell
  • Hate what you see on the news? Well… it’s your fault. – Thanh Tan – @uscthanhtan
  • Every Springfield Needs a Shelbyville – Kevin Richert – @KevinRichert
  • ADD-tastic – T.J. Anderson – @tjsonofander
  • Science Quickies – Woody Sobey – @twsobey
  • How to win 1-ups in Super Mario and influence people – Ryan Donahue – @donapuke
  • How Eating Guinea Pigs Can Save The World (or at least part of it) – Matt Miller – @eatguineapigs
  • The Farmer Who Went Postal – Colleen Kohler – @IPsecretary
  • A Quick Primer on Slow-Cooked Barbecue – Sherman Leibow – @ShermTV
  • All Aboard the Soul Funky Train (a.k.a. Fundamentals of Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication) – Tony Harrison – @tonystweets
  • Or, follow our IB3 Twitter List: http://twitter.com/IgniteBoise/ib3

    Valitics joins as venue sponsor.

    Published by Jeff Reynolds on November 5th, 2009 | Comments Off

    As we’ve mentioned before, Ignite Boise would be nowhere without its sponsors. We owe a special thanks to the gang at Va

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    litics for coming aboard as the venue sponsor for IB|03. As the venue sponsor, they are covering the base costs of us renting the Egyptian Theatre — by far the largest expense of holding an Ignite event.

    If you don’t know them, Valitics is (as they put it) “an interactive communication studio in beautiful Boise, Idaho. We are design junkies, analyzers, problem solvers, techy-tinkerers, and creative thinkers.”

    Bottom line? They build cool, functional web sites and other useful interactive stuff. Please support them and let them know you appreciate their sponsorship of Ignite.

    I know, I know…they’re coming

    Published by Wyatt on October 23rd, 2009 | 5 Comments

    OK, so picking presos is taking a lot longer than we thought it would. The full list is coming soon, but here’s a taste of the line up. Congratulations to these five superfly Ignite Boise 3 presenters:

    All Aboard the Soul Funky Train (a.k.a. Fundamentals of Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication)

    by Tony Harrison

    A Quick Primer on Slow-Cooked Barbecue

    by Sherman Leibow

    Every Springfield Needs a Shelbyville

    by Kevin Richert

    Weasel Words: How to Keep from Committing to Anything (Without Even Trying)

    by Brian Harrison

    Don’t be lazy, SAVE THE PLANET!

    by Holli High Woodings

    Today is Ignite Boise Day. Literally.

    Published by Jeff Reynolds on July 16th, 2009 | 2 Comments

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    ay” width=”211″ height=”300″ />We are thrilled to announce that, by mayoral proclamation by the Honorable David Bieter, today is officially “Ignite Boise Day” in the City of Boise. The full text is below. Now, let’s celebrate!


    Whereas Ignite Boise was established by volunteers in early 2009 for the purpose of advancing big ideas and sparking a blaze of creativity in the City of Boise’s business and creative community; and

    Whereas the unique live presentation format of Ignite Boise brings together a diverse group including the valley’s artists, geeks, entrepreneurs, academics, government officials, and others to share their ideas in a fast-paced feeding frenzy of original thinking that entertains, challenges, and inspires; and,

    Whereas the volunteer founders and organizers of Ignite Boise staged an impressive debut event in March of ’09 and have maintained the momentum for their second event, IgniteBoise2, in July of ’09, while utilizing only social media tools and earned media for communication and promotion; and,

    Whereas Ignite Boise reflects the truth that Boise is the birthplace of big ideas, the cradle of innovation, and simply the best place to lead a balanced life of meaningful work and inspirational play; and,

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID H. BIETER, Mayor of the City of Boise, do hereby proclaim

    Thursday, July 16, 2009