Ignite! Tampa Bay Announces Full Slate of Speakers for June 29th Event

June 12, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Tampa, Fla. June 12, 2017 "Enlighten us, but make it quick" is the mantra and key to Ignite talks. The fast-paced event filled with inspiring 5 minute talks known as Ignite Tampa Bay kicks of it's third year at the Historic Cuban Club in Ybor City on June 29th.

Through fast-paced, bite-sized presentations community members get on stage and share their personal or professional passion. It's a great opportunity to meet smart, interesting people (if we do say so ourselves) and maybe even learn something.

Doors open at 6:00 pm and the talks begin at 7:00pm. The entire lineup of speakers has been chosen from a pool of more than 80 submissions and there is tremendous diversity in speakers and topics this year sure to create a spark in the community:

  • Ashley Grant - It's your fault if your job is sucking the life out of you!
  • Peter Radizeski - 5 Tips for a Little More Happy
  • Karla Campos Encouraging Women in Tech
  • Chris Paradies Smart Innovation: What Can Government Learn from Startups?
  • Dr. Michael Crosby The Coral Lazarus Effect
  • Chris Krimitsos - Building a Film Making Community in Tampa</li>
  • Ryan Lilly - The Power of Passion in Progressing a Place
  • Joe DeRing- Are We Americans Scared?
  • Mary Saville - Calculus is Gorgeous. No, really!
  • Susan Guidi - How Stand-up Comedy, Improv and Yoga saved my life!
  • Michael O'Rourke - How the blockchain and smart contracts will change our lives
  • Steve Tingiris - Technological Singularity: What Is It, and Will It Aappen?
  • Susan O'Neal - What Are You Worth?
  • Wayne Rasanen - Green Hyperloop Down the High-Tech Corridor
  • Gabriel Dicristofaro - Mental Silliness with Mental Illness
  • Dottye Stewart - My Music Life
  • Tori Molnar- Hyper-Localization is Suffocating Innovation & Progress
  • Kyle Jackson - Unapologetically Black
  • Kate Whatley - Dating with the Scarlet "E" (as in, Entrepreneur)
  • Giselle Mota Anyone Can Learn Anything
  • Tracy Ingram - Personalization and the Fragmentation of Society
  • Nile Nickel - Untold Stories
  • Juhl Kore - Actve Citizenship
  • Ron Favali - Marketing, Vanity Metrics and Beer.

  • The presentations are meant to "ignite" the audience on a subject, that is, to stimulate thought and action on the topics presented. "We are really excited about the great topics and presenters who have been selected. Where else can you see a Film Maker, Mathematician, and a Comedian together on stage." said Joy Randels, Chairperson for the event. One of the speakers a Marine Biologist Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium President & CEO said, "I am honored to speak at the 2017 Ignite Tampa Bay. Innovation is the essential forcing function for addressing grand challenges facing our oceans, as the world is witnessing 50- to 100-year old corals dying due to increasing ocean temperature, ocean acidification and other factors. The very coral reefs that are directly linked to our quality of life, our economy and our children's future, are past the tipping point of sliding into extinction - but innovation now provides more than just hope. Recent advances at Mote have led to a fundamental change in previously existing paradigms for coral restoration science something of a "Coral Lazarus Effect" and I can't wait to share all about this with the Tampa area community."

    Ignite Tampa Bay is produced by Technova Florida, Inc. an entirely volunteer-run, non-profit organization. Presenting sponsor Fair Warning, Inc. leads the way in making Ignite Tampa Bay possible. Additional support is provided by the Tampa Innovation Alliance, Applied G2, Citzinvestor, SourceToad. Media Fusion, Startup Grind, and Cigar City Brewing.

    The event will be held in the historical Cuban Club Theatre in Ybor City. To learn more about the event visit Ignite Tampa Bay. Tickets for the events are available here. For up-to-date news, visit the Ignite Tampa Bay Facebook Page and follow on Twitter for announcements.


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    About Technova Florida, Inc.: Technova Florida, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to growing the Tampa Bay's Regional technology community from the ground up is a 100% volunteer organization. Producing events throughout the year for the startup and technology communities across the region including Ignite Tampa Bay, Barcamp Tampa Bay, the organization is entirely supported by you the community and our sponsors. Technova believes that our future hinges upon supporting innovation and entrepreneurs and actively supports the efforts of others including Startup Weekend, CodeCamp, Startup Bus, Tampa Hackerspace, Roboticon, Suncoast Science Center, Hackathons, and tech user groups to name a few.

    Media Contact: Joy Randels
    Email: joy@technovaflorida.com
    Phone: 941-704-6084

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