Thank you to the fabulous presenters and all who came out to celebrate Ignite™ Laramie at the Gryphon Theatre, as part of Giving Voice: A Wyoming Listening Project. Videos from the event are available online, and plans for additional Ignite events are in the works. The engaging, fast-paced, speaking event in Laramie focused on journey stories as an introduction to the Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories 2014 Wyoming tour slated for six communities. Presenters shared personal and professional passions, in five-minute, 20-slide presentations. The mixed-media talks made for a lively evening of community storytelling. To find out how to bring Ignite to your community, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-721-9243.
Thank you again to our presenters. Please look up their organizations and community projects which make Laramie and Wyoming a wonderful place to live.
Peter Parolin, Ignite Laramie Emcee, University of Wyoming Department of English
J Shogren, Musician, Professor, Nobel Prize Recipient, Renaissance Man
Dewey Gallegos and Jessica Flock, Owners of Pedal House
George Vlastos, Author, Poet, Teacher
Emily Pluimer Brown, Owner Blossom Yoga
Bob Sell, ARK Vice President
Emilene Ostlind, Writer, Adventurist, Haub School ENR
Cathy Connolly, Politician and Professor
Mark Jenkins, National Geographic correspondent and Eminent writer at the University of Wyoming
Michael McNamee, Wyoming Big Brother of the Year BBBS
Mara Cosgrove, President UW Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
BJ Ayers, Grace for 2 Brothers
Shannon Smith, Wyoming Humanities Council Executive Director
And special thanks to the historic Gryphon Theatre staff for hosting and to our WyoTech volunteers for your contributions to the Laramie community.
An element of the Wyoming Humanities Council’s Giving Voice: A Wyoming Listening Project, Ignite Laramie was funded in part by the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources through funding provided by the Wyoming State Legislature. The council thanks the legislature for their investment in bringing Wyoming communities together through the underwriting of community grants and projects.
Interested in Ignite? Watch video below for an idea of how an Ignite talk works.