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Ignite @ ASU is a public event for great thinkers and doers to gather, share ideas, connect with others and create change. It features rapid-fire 5 minute presentations that brings ASU students, faculty, staff and community members together to build more connected, vibrant communities.


Ignite @ ASU is now a student organization!

 

Ignite @ ASU became a registered student organization at Arizona State University in the Fall of 2011.The first event hosted as a student organization will be on April 4th at ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus. For more information about the next Ignite @ ASU, visit http://igniteasu.com.

History of Ignite @ ASU
Before Ignite @ ASU was a student organization, the Office of University Initiatives organized Ignite @ ASU events each semester bringing ASU students, faculty, staff and community members together to build more connected, vibrant communities.   

Ignite @ ASU emerged in spring 2010 after a series of informal conversations and focus groups with students, faculty, staff and community members at each of ASU's campuses. We synthesized key points from each conversation and used them as guiding principles for future engagement. In April 2010 we convened the Communities Connect Dialogues on all 4 campuses to provide opportunities for audience members to share stories about partnership, learn about resources and find new partners. The last dialogue in the series, held in Tempe, used the Ignite presentation style. Based on the positive feedback from audience members and participants about the fast-paced presentations and diversity of ideas shared, we committed to hosting one Ignite @ ASU per semester at rotating campuses. 

- In September 2010, we hosted Ignite @ ASU at the Tempe History Museum with the theme of Everyone a Changemaker.
- In April 2011, we hosted the Ignite @ ASU at the West campus with the theme of Envisioning our Future.
- In November 2011, we hosted Ignite @ ASU at the Polytechnic campus with the theme of Small Solutions, Big Change.
- In April 2012, the first student-run Ignite @ ASU will be held on the Downtown Phoenix campus with the theme of The Evolution Community.

The Office of University Initiatives decided to transition Ignite @ ASU into a student organization in order to ensure its sustainability and to provide students with valuable leadership experience.


Click below to see details of past events...
November 16, 2011 / Ignite Phoenix @ ASU: Small Solutions, Big Change / ASU at the Polytechnic campus

Presentations

01. Audio Excursions / Benson Garner (past Edson winner)
02. Ignite Sustainable Innovation by teaching people to become leaders / Alan Greenspan
03. Club to College / Mike Mader & Mindy Elias
04. What can we do about education? / Kevin Keller (past Innovation Challenge winner) / Watch Video
05. Rape Defense International / Sarah Hall
06. Zoo Poo / Eric Kern & Charlie Rodriguez
07. Empower Locally, Change Globally / Mohamed Camara & Marie Simonsen
08. Getting out the Middle / Nate Anderson / Watch Video
09. How we can solve the energy crisis: Build a PowerNet / Nicholas Vaidynathan 
10. How to Change your World within 140 Characters Or Less / Casey Thomas
11. Smart Girls, W.I.S.E. Women: How to Launch a Generation of Socially Intelligent Entrepreneurs / Robyn McKay
12. Mandala / Justin Huang
13. Adapting Digital Memories / Kayla Burkholder

To view the description of these presentations, go to the Submit page.

April 7, 2011 / Ignite Phoenix @ ASU: Envisioning our Future / ASU at the West campus

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Presentations

01. Welcome / Heidi Maxwell
02. Envisioning Our Future / Regina Duran / Download PDF
03. Inspiration, Imagination and Impact: The Possibilities of Literacy and Learning / Becca Simpson / Download PDF / Watch Video
04. The Revolution that Never Happened: Women and Care / Maureen Sander-Staudt / Download PDF / Watch Video
05. Sustainability Education: Teaching the Future How to Sustain the Future / Andrew Bernier / Download PDF / Watch Video
06. Embracing Humanity / Lourdes Gonzalez Vasquez & Bryan Vasquez / Download PDF / Watch Video
07. A Healthier Tomorrow / Estela Barraza / Download PDF / Watch Video
08.Educating for the Future / Michael Cady / Download PDF / Watch Video
09. Re:think Banking Center, Arizona State Credit Union / Michelle Armistead, Alex Healy, Jennifer Huysentruyt and Ernest Nteza Download PDF
10. Slide Show Karaoke
11. What You Can Do About Fighting Hunger In AZ: ASU 4 Food / Saman Golestan / Download PDF
12. The Girl Effect / Nesima Aberra / Download PDF / Watch Video
13. Mobile Mentor Network Talk / Stephanie Garcia & Tracy Geiger / Download PDF / Watch Video
14. Putting Anger to Work: “(W)righting” Our Communities / Cornelia "Corri" Wells / Download PDF / Watch Video
15. Step Up! Bystander Intervention Makes a Difference / Adeline Hill / Download PDF / Watch Video
16. Ashoka Youth Ventures / Marchlarina Davis / Download PDF / Watch Video
17. Games that Transform / Theresa Devine / Download PDF / Watch Video

Please visit ignitephoenix.com/asu for more information and to see the submitted talks.

September 30, 2010 / Ignite Phoenix @ ASU: Everyone a Changemaker / Tempe History Museum

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Presentations

01. Welcome / Jacqueline Smith / Download PDF
02. 5 Steps to Becoming a Changemaker / Lauren Amarante Download PDF / Watch Video
03. Peligre Hope Haiti / Matt Eckhoff
04. Campus Kiva / Bryan Tom Download PDF / Watch Video
05. Planting Change / Kelli M. Donley Download PDF / Watch Video
06. Faces of Homelessness / Irene Agustin and Jana Smith Download PDF / Watch Video
07. Engaging Middle School Students in Project-Based Learning / Tirupalavanam G. Ganesh Download PDF / Watch Video
08. Commuting Outside the Box / Cindi Farmer Download PDF / Watch Video
09. The Merit of Socially Responsible Investing / Danielle Back Download PDF / Watch Video
10. Global Youth, Global Ambition / Cole Wirpel Download PDF / Watch Video
11. Ability Counts / Joseph Caglio and Shaylyn Savage Download PDF / Watch Video
12. Teaching Change, Learning Life & Living Synergistically / Alexander Wilson Download PDF / Watch Video
13. Motivation To Graduation / Trisha Gonzalez Download PDF / Watch Video
14. What Now? / Regina Duran Download PDF

Please visit ignitephoenix.com/asu for more information and to see the submitted talks.

April 27, 2010 / Ignite Phoenix @ ASU / Tempe campus

Location: Education Lecture Hall, ASU Tempe campus / 6pm - 8pm

Ignite Phoenix @ ASU was an evening of performing arts and 9 outstanding presentations about collaborative efforts to build more connected, vibrant communities. Presenters used Ignite’s fast-paced and captivating presentation style.

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Presentations

01. Welcome / Jacqueline Smith / Download PDF / Watch Video
02. Improvisation as a collaborative tool / Nina Miller / Download PDF / Watch Video
03. The burgeoning Phoenix Design scene, and how you can be involved / Mark Dudlik & Andrew Coppola / Download PDF / Watch Video
04. Poverty. What it looks like and what can I do? / Brian McCollow / Download PDF / Watch Video
05. Prison 101: Interns Behind the Wire / Sue Ellen Allan & Liz Rivard / Download PDF / Watch Video
Slideshow Karaoke / Watch Video
06. Design as a Bridge between Universities and Local as well as Global Communities / John Takamura / Download PDF / Watch Video
07. Archipelago: we are islands, together / Brandon Wiley / Download PDF / Watch Video
08. Trust NASA To Get Us Out Of Here? The Cultural Impetus For Sustainaiblity / Andrew Latimer / Download PDF / Watch Video
09. Guerrilla Marketing: Reaching Out to Homeless Youth / Tim Huffman / Download PDF / Watch Video
10. How TED Built Their Community of TED Addicts / Tomas Carrillo / Download PDF / Watch Video

Please visit ignitephoenix.com/asu for more information and to see the submitted talks.

April 21,2010 / Communities Connect Dialogue / West campus
Location: University Center Building, La Sala Ballroom / ASU West campus / 5pm

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Presentations (in PDF format):
Community Engagement / Perla A. Vergas

5 p.m. / Welcome and Registration
5:30 p.m. / Community Collaborations and Keys to Networking Presentation
6 p.m. / Networking and dessert reception

April 14, 2010 / Communities Connect Dialogue / Polytechnic campus
Location: Student Union, Cooley Ballroom, Polytechnic Campus / 8:30am

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Presentations (in PDF format):
01. Collaboration with Local Schools: : The High School PLAY Program
02. Internships 101
03. University Service Learning
04. Building a Community Airport
05. Arizona State Credit Union
06. Engineering in a Societal Context
07. University Public Schools

8:30 a.m. / Coffee Connections
Explore ASU Poly’s academic offerings, mingle and enjoy coffee and pastries.

9:30 a.m. / Collaboration in the Community
Learn about ways to engage ASU students as interns and hear stories about local collaborative efforts from groups such as the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport and ASU’s Science, Technology & Society degree program.

10:30 a.m. / Campus Previews
Get a behind the scenes look at how technology is applied at the Polytechnic campus. Explore high technology facilities such as the Graphic Information Technology Print Studio and the Commodities Trading Room, visit engineering labs and take a practice swing at the PING Swing Analysis lab.

12 p.m. / Tour of the Aeronautical Management Technology Department
Visit our Aeronautical Management Technology department to see how we teach students to fly. Visit the flight and air traffic control simulators and learn what’s next in the field of aviation.


April 1, 2010 / Communities Connect Dialogue / Downtown campus
Location: AE England Building, Civic Space Park
424 Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ / See map

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Presentations (in PDF format):
01. Collaboration in Arts & Arts Education
02. Strategic Partnerships and Community Connections
03. American Dream Academy
04. Real-world learning opportunities in sustainability
05. The Civil Justice Clinic
06. TEDxPhoenix

8 a.m. / Coffee Connections
Meet new people and enjoy coffee and pastries

9 a.m. / Collaboration in the Community
Hear stories about local collaborative efforts to build vibrant communities from groups such as the American Dream Academy, Cultural Arts Coalition and ASU’s University Service Learning department / See presentation line up

10:15 a.m. / Workshops
Both workshops will be offered at 10:15 and 11:00 a.m.
• Internships: How to Hire and Engage ASU students (Location: Main Auditorium)
• Marketing Strategies: How to Share Your Story and Promote Your Efforts (Location: Lower-level Meeting Room adjacent to Fair Trade Cafe)

11:45 a.m. / Lunch Unplugged
Enjoy samplings from local restaurants: Carly’s Bistro, Pasta Bar and The Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery and Wine Bar. Music provided by RadioPhoenix.org