We’d like to thank everyone who took their time to submit their topic to present @ Ignite Montreal.
We’ve received 22 topics and had the hard task to pick 14 out of them. Unfortunately a lot of interesting ones couldn’t make it this time.
We have also confirmed the date/time and location to:
Without further ado, here are the presenters and topics for the next Ignite Montreal (in alphabetical order)
You-commerce: The Power of Internet Projects
|Aimee Davison – @Onehundredjobs
Aimee Davison is a web producer, social media strategist, writer, speaker, model and actor from Montreal, Quebec.
The Serious Business of Playfulness
|Alex Enkerli – @enkerli
Informal ethnographer with a formal background in ethnographic disciplines. Social scientist, teacher, sax player, homeroaster.
Eating for the Earth: Insipirational Grass-Root Food Initiatives
|Amanda Strong – @mindfultable
Amanda Strong is a freelance writer and the owner of The Mindful Table, a blog dedicated to exploring local and sustainable food and dining choices in Canada with a focus on Montreal and south-western Quebec. She has been writing about food, health and the environment for over a decade.
A Caveman, his iPhone and the Rise of Systems Biology
|André Nantel – @nantel
A biologist with the NRC and McGill University, Dr. André Nantel does research on the fungal pathogen Candida albicans, cancer and heart disease, a job that often makes him feel like a caveman trying to reverse-engineer an iPhone. He is also known for publishing beautiful pictures on the internet.
Andy will improvise the story of his life from 20 photos that he’s never seen before! Not sure what to expect? Neither is he!
|Andy Nulman – @andynulman
An acclaimed and thought-provoking public speaker/showman, motivating and challenging Fortune 500 companies the likes of GM, Eveready/Energizer, 3M and Wal-Mart, Mr. Nulman has also written two best-selling books, “How To Do The Impossible” and “I Almost Killed George Burns.” Mr. Nulman is the President of Just For Laughs festivals and television.
How to become a millionaire
|Anila Patel - @smileyanila
During the day I am a Java software developer, in the evening I enjoy reading about motivating myself to success.
The Internet by the Numbers
|Brian Rotsztein – @brianrotsztein
Brian Rotsztein is CEO of Uniseo, a full service web design, search engine optimization, social media and Internet marketing company.
Montreal Hamburgers; why they are art and how they dance
|Chris ‘Zeke’ Hand – @MontrealBurgers
Chris ‘Zeke’ Hand used to run Zeke’s Gallery. Now he podcasts about Dance, Art and Hamburgers in Montreal. Not all at the same time.
Why do we still need face-to-face when we can be screen-to-screen?
|Christine Renaud – @e180
Christine is a social entrepreneur utilizing interactive tools to foster self-directed human potential development and artistic initiatives. She’s the CEO and founder of E-180, producer of matchmaking web/mobile apps and events aiming to connect people interested in sharing knowledge offline.
A Thing for Pyramids
|Elisabeth Bucci @ElisabethBucci
Passionate about project management, business processes, tools, scrapbooking, cooking, TV, writing and teaching.
Why buy local?
|Jackson Wightman – @Jaxx09
Jackson Wightman is Communications Director for CauseForce. In this capacity he is responsible for external and internal communications as well as fun things like guerrilla marketing.
Are we out of time?
|Jonathan Ginter - @lions2912
Jonathan is a musician, singer, actor and 20-year veteran of the IT industry. Oddly enough, these areas have proven to be complementary somehow. Jonathan also has strong interests in history, science and archaeology and avidly follows developments in these fields in his spare time.
How to trade a red paperclip for a house
|Kyle MacDonald – @oneredpaperclip
Originally from Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada, Kyle MacDonald has planted more than one hundred thousand trees, delivered more than one thousand pizzas, but eaten only one scorpion. He has also traded one red paperclip for a house only once.
Prepare to solve (real) problems
|Santiago Paiva – @Stronnics
Santiago Paiva is currently a CEGEP student at Vanier College and Chairman of IET Montreal Young Professionals. He is a holistic learning, productivity hacking CEGEP student who wants to build things that inspire and drive change.