Ignite Boulder 19: Where Smart People Dress Up, Put on Fake Mustaches & Talk About Creative Shenanigans.
Ignite Boulder? True to its name.
What: Ignite Boulder offered a night of presentations by community members on playful, sometimes serious, but always engaging and important topics.
Where: Boulder Theater.
Who: Well, I can’t be sure. Everybody wore a thick, black mustache handed out at the door to accompany black ties and black dresses. An exquisite scene to commit a crime—none occurred, except that I nabbed a red pen from the bar to take notes. Sorry.
Ryan Van Duzer hosted last night with an auctioneer-esque presence and spiffy powder blue tux. Boulder is Boulder, he surmised, because of its sweet, sometimes smelly concoction of health obsession, hippies, pot, expensive bikes, and fortunate link to beautiful Boulder native, Jessica Biel. (She wasn’t in attendance to the disappointment of many.) He set the crowd aglow, as bright as the holiday light star seen now on the hills of Boulder.
The line up: 12 speakers with 20 slides at 15 seconds per slide chosen for content, and relevance to the community.
In case you were at the bar the entire time getting your swagger on, or home in your pajamas here is what you missed:
His weight has fluctuated 10s of pounds. On a good day at his fattest, he ate a wedding cake, he joked. On a bad day, he ate two and cried. A humorous tone with a heartfelt underpin: do what kind of activity you want and just get out there and move.
Rick Polito on Storytelling as a Neglected Art
He emphasized the need for reinvigorated, imaginative storytelling with our friends and families. With an endearing photo of his young daughter dressed up in play princess clothes on a slide, he remarked, that each kid deserves her own princess story with values unique to them, not formulated by Disney. “She may have met prince charming and decided he couldn’t keep up.” He’s created an app called “Shake ‘N Tell.” It gives you the bones for storytelling, you put the meat on them.