Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Presentation Teaser - Dilly Daisy Fashion in Windsor

Dee-Dee Shkreli is a Windsor entrepreneurial success story. She'll be talking about some of the successes that Dilly Daisy, her fashion line, has had at Ignite Windsor. She says "Dilly Daisy is my fashion line and clothing company. I absolutely love what I do and wouldn't change it for the world." To hear more about her experiences and travels, join us at Phog Lounge on Wednesday, February 9, 2011.

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Presentation Teaser - "Cool as Ice?" Universal Life Lessons to Learn from Vanilla Ice's Folly

Crossing the US/Canada border to present at Ignite, Detroit's Hubert Sawyers III will enlighten us on some of the intricacies of the music business. He says "As a young entrepreneur, I am always reminded how my personal brand effects my fledgling business and Vanilla Ice's comical propaganda film is a great example of how we all should use common sense in the climb to success." Join Hubert on Wednesday, February 9 at Phog Lounge to find out more.

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Twitter: @HubertGAM

Presentation Teaser - Wild Windsor: Celebrating Local Distinctiveness

Mita Williams has been long interested in the ideas of place and community and how one shapes the other and in my ten years in Windsor-Essex, she has come to care about this place and this community and its ideas. Join Mita to hear more about Wild Windsor, including: Dense blazing star; the 5-lined skink; sassafrass: they are all part of Windsor-Essex’s natural heritage. Residents need to care about these living things before we can expect them to take the steps needed to protect them. Mita wants to show some of the ways we could show local pride in our local distinctiveness.

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Presentation Teaser - Love Local Food

Ignite presenter Victoria Rose says "I love to eat and eating local is my passion; I love the taste and it's better for our community." That's why she's presenting "Love Local Food" at Ignite Windsor on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. "I want everyone to try the amazing food that I share with my family and friends.  I will talk about the connections you can make to your food and your community and exciting things we have here that many people don't know about."

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Global Ignite Week

Enlighten us. But make it quick.
Global Ignite Week is coming to Phog Lounge Windsor on Wednesday, February 9th.

WINDSOR, ONTARIO, FEBRUARY 9, 2011 – Drug Policy, Rock and Roll, Body Language and Wild Windsor are just some of the topics coming to Phog Lounge (157 University Ave. West) for the first ever Ignite Windsor event. Presenters will have five minutes and 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds to share their ideas with the audience. Doors open for this event at 6:30 and presentations start at 8:00.

Ignite started in Seattle in 2006. It’s a high-energy evening filled with people who have an idea and want to share it. Windsor’s first Ignite event will take place during Global Ignite Week, alongside similar events all over the world. People will take the stage to present topics they’re passionate about. This event promises to be inspiring, funny and thought-provoking.

Ignite is a free event. 19 and over are welcome. For more information contact Allison Prieur at, or visit the Ignite website at The event will be available online via livestream and videos will be uploaded to youtube. Videos will also be shared with other cities hosting Ignite events on the Ignite website.

Global Ignite Week is just the tip of the iceberg. Participants and the audience will be challenged to get involved to continue sharing ideas at these types of events. Ignite events currently happen worldwide, from Mumbai to Amsterdam to Montreal. There are also events taking place during Global Ignite Week in Ann Arbor, Lansing and Rochester. Visit for a full listing.