Ignite Laramie Gryphon


We were SO encouraged by the response to  IgniteLaramie  2013 that we are making it an annual event!  Mark your calendars for September 10, 2104 and plan to be at the Gryphon Theatre in Laramie.  If you missed the first event,  Ignite™ Laramie is an engaging, fast-paced (5 minutes), multi-media talk with 20-slides automatically displaying behind the presenter.   Presenters shared personal and professional “journey stories” which can be viewed online:   Videos from the 2013 event .  The 2103 Laramie event focused  on journey stories as an introduction to the Museum on Main Street: Journey Stories 2014 Wyoming tour slated for six communities.

We are currently seeking presenters for 2014 Ignite™ Laramie.  If you have a passion to share and technology skills (Powerpoint required), please click (form) to apply or call Jason at 307-721-9248, jburge2@uwyo.edu.


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.




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