Spotted this on the new IgnitePhilly website in the about section. It was from a 2008, Philly’s first Ignite. It resonated deeply then and still does now.
“Perhaps the most interesting thing about the evening was that these important players in Philly’s advancing creative communities didn’t get on stage to show off their resume and reel. They used the forum to talk about what others are doing to make a difference… The fundamental takeaway from IgnitePhilly is that that the ability to change the world is more real than ever.” Brian James Kirk Ignite is my favorite recurring event in Philadelphia, for this very reason.
Few things can give me the charge that IgnitePhilly can.