Ignite Baltimore #10 #IB10

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Ignite Baltimore #10 – amazing talks – inspirational, intriguing, thought-provoking. This is always one of our favorite events.

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Thanks go to all the GREAT sponsors!

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How Cool – Brady Forrest, the Founder of the Ignite movement starting in 2000 in Seattle – there are now more than 300 Ignites around the world

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Talking about the amazing experience of Burning Man

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“Where the embryos come in: stem cells in Medicine – the super cool part? We also know Becky from Skiing where she teaches with my Heart

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Becky also wanted to show that biology can be pretty!

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Socialist Networks – Jason Hardebeck talked about nuclear fusion and how it relates to social networking – this is an amazing graphic of his social network

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Melanie Blatt, a fitness professional with a degree in engineering – “Engineering your Metabolism”

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Objects Without Commodity & Value Experiences – Tommy P. Doyle & Wiil Pierce are seniors at MICA who work collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects that focus on aspects of art production, experience, and participation.

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Wally Pinkard talked about the “Highway to Hell: How highway subsidies destroy American Cities” – specifically talking about the move to the suburbs and what that meant to the cities

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Emil Volcheck is the Coordinator of the Baltimore Coalition of Reason and Secretary of the Baltimore Ethical Society who shared information about “Building Humanist Communities in Baltimore”

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David “Native Son” Ross is a writer who delivers modern poetry and talked to the group about Marriage – It was one of our favorites!

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Dr. Evan J. Lipson is an oncologist at Johns Hopkins and the Founder of Seize the Days, a non-profit organization that celebrates the ways that cancer patients add life to their days – such amazing and inspirational stories

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The “Local Material Challenge” – Inna Alesina, a designer, educator and MFA student, who used local materials gathered from local woods, etc. in her students projects. The 2nd picture is a way that cities could bring fresh vegetables from farms and markets outside the city INTO the city utilizing existing trains / subways

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Saurabh Paliwal is a biotech entrepreneur, researcher, and artist talked about the possibilities from miniaturized technology

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Anisha Jagap is the chef / owner of Baltimore Burger bar and Puffs & Pastries and she talked about making the perfect burger

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The Best Part – she brought five people up on stage to have a burger

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Ron Spencer shared information about “Five New Philosophers You Would Love to Know About”

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Killian Doherty is an architect working and lecturing in Rwanda

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He helped to build a Community Center in one area of Rwanda

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Our other favorite was Victoria Vox, an award-winning performing songwriter – she was stunning and made the audience think about what is important in life and consumerism

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Ignite is one of our favorite events – such an evening well-spent!

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