The Seattle Times Education Lab announces a call for speakers for Jan. 21 Ignite Seattle event

For Immediate Release — Dec. 21, 2015
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

Seattle, WA — Education Lab, a project of The Seattle Times, presents an Ignite event on Thursday, January 21, 6 p.m., at Town Hall Seattle. The event will use the Ignite format to showcase an evening of enlightening talks that will focus on the theme of education.

Teachers, parents, principals, students–anyone who cares aboutIgnite-Education-Lab-(Seattle) education are invited to share their inspiring, hilarious and surprising stories and unexpected hacks from the front lines of teaching and learning. Each presentation will involve using 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds to produce a fast-paced, five-minute talk.

Pitches are due by Monday, January 4. A limited number of free tickets are available via Eventbrite. To submit a pitch, learn more about the pitch guidelines, or register, head to:

Pitch or event questions can be sent to Education Lab Engagement Editor Anika Anand, at 206.464.8622 or at For information on event sponsorship, contact Seattle Times Director of Strategic Partnerships Suzanne Canino, at 206.652.6374 or at

Education Lab is a project of the Seattle Times that spotlights promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education. The team reports on issues like improving school discipline, parent education, math instruction and more. The goal? To connect parents, students and educators to drive innovative solutions.

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About Ignite Seattle
Ignite is a series of events where speakers have five minutes to talk on a subject accompanied by 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. Ignite started in Seattle in 2006, and since then has spread to 350+ organizing teams in cities, universities, governments and companies who have hosted thousands of events.

In November 2015, Ignite's founder Brady Forrest took full ownership of Ignite and created Ignite Talks, PBC as an independent organization. Ignite Talks PBC is a Public Benefit Corporation focusing on supporting Ignite events around the world and promoting public speaking.


About The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times serves the Northwest with thoughtful, independent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism. As one of the region's most trusted news media companies, The Seattle Times provides clarity above the information clutter, engaging readers across print and digital platforms with news, information and entertainment when and how they want it. Founded in 1896 by Alden J. Blethen and now led by the Blethen family's fourth and fifth generations, The Seattle Times news media company also owns and operates the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, the Yakima Herald-Republic, the Issaquah Press, the Newcastle News, the Sammamish Review and the SnoValley Star.


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