Sometime back about the beginning of the year, a tweet came up on my feed about IgniteGuelph accepting applications for speakers at their inaugural event. I knew nothing about IgniteGuelph, but as I had spent the day working on pitches for other speaking opportunties, I figured, “why not”, and submitted my application to be a speaker. Had I done any research about Ignite, I most likely would have intimidated myself out of even applying.
The inaugural event was held April 23rd, and was such a blast! There were 16 speakers, presenting 15, 5-minute talks. I was first up after the intermission break, which meant I missed hearing the first half of the speakers over the beating of my own heart. The speakers who followed me were fantastic, and I have a feeling those before me were as well. Now that the videos for all speakers have been posted to the Ignite Guelph You Tube account (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBq0cBJ3OaS34NT8fgNqxQ) I can finally see for myself. And so can you.
Our talk on why we think everyone should spend some time in a wheelchair can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqIVoV0Mv68