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Ignite Ann Arbor: Fri Nov 6 and Appropriate Technology Collaborative Fundraiser: Sun Nov 8

From: Dug S.
Sent on: Monday, November 2, 2009 11:20 AM
Two fun events for your consideration this weekend:

- Friday, Nov 6, 6:30 PM: The second Ignite Ann Arbor hosted in UM
Ross Business School's Blau Auditorium. The first Ignite event sold
out the Neutral Zone - reserve your seat soon!

- Sunday, Nov 8, 3 PM: Former Ignite Ann Arbor and
http://a2newtech....­ presenter John Barrie hosts the first fundraiser
for the Appropriate Technology Collaborative (http://apptechdes...­
) - come support their activities around the world!

Details on both events follow. Have a great week!


Ignite Ann Arbor 2

If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only
got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around
the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their
answers.  We consider geekery to equal passion, and that means food
geeks, tech geeks, music geeks, art geeks, history geeks, and more
talking about their passions.

Doors open 6:30pm, event begins 7pm.  Come early to guarantee entrance.

Bilal Ghalib: Hacker Spaces and PBLE's - American Re-education and the
Importance of Making Things
Mary Lemmer: I scream for Gelato
Patti Smith: The Braille Embossinator:  Technology for the Visually
Impaired and Disabled
Aaron Worsham: Why Geeks Love Wood
Devon Persing: Ambient Librarianship, or How I Learned to Stop
Worrying and Love My Job
Linda Diane Feldt: There is a free lunch - and twitter helps to find it.
Carl Wright: How to spin a rope
-- BREAK --
Jack Zaientz: The Silver Age of American Jewish Music is Happening
Now! And Why We're Missing It.
Garrett Scott: Rosicrucian Barber-Orators, Humanist Doodles, and a
Bible Dictionary amid the Cherokee.
Brenda E. Bentley: These Buns are Made for Walking
Bill Van Loo: Are our kids technologically literate?
Peggy Daub: What was Galileo thinking about 400 years ago today?
Aaron Santos: How Many Licks Does It Take?
Angela Kujava: The Uprising Behind the Robot Store or, Why One-On-One
Attention is Crucial for our Students.
David Bloom: Why Sex Is Great


The Appropriate Technology Collaborative (ATC) Fall Fundraiser For New
Life-Changing Technologies

Have Fun!  Meet Fun People!  Check Out The Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor's
Newest Cafe and Brew Pub!
Meet Student Designers - Check Out New Technologies
Help Us Reach Our Ambitious Goals for 2010

Student Presentations From the University of Michigan BLUELab,
Michigan State University and Rutgers (Presented by Ben Connor Barrie)

Come meet the students, staff and Board of Directors of The
Appropriate Technology Collaborative on Sunday, November 8th from 3:00
PM to 6:00 PM at the Jolly Pumpkin Cafe and Brewery, 311 South Main
Street in Ann Arbor, MI.

Food and soft drinks will be provided.  The Jolly Pumpkiin just got a
rave review in the paper!  There will also be a cash bar with "Happy
Hour" prices.

This year ATC has seen great success.  We have prototyped several new
cutting-edge affordable and sustainable technologies.  Nonprofits
around the world are now using our designs and our innovative
entrepreneurial approach to alleviating poverty.  ATC is creating new
opportunities for work, access to health and support for education for
the poorest people in the world.

Come find out how.

This year The Appropriate Technology Collaborative, and student design
teams from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and
the School of Art at the Art Institute of Chicago have teamed up to
create break-through technologies for the poor.

Solar/LED Light - Guatemala

    Our solar lighting system replaces kerosene lamps and does much
more. Come see why what popular options are chosen by local families
in Guatemala.

Solar Refrigerator Demonstration

    Our award winning solar vaccine refrigerator can be made from
locally available parts in rural Africa.  Come find out how we plan on
improving  this vital technology.

Treadle Pump - Univeristy of Michigan BLUELab

    Our treadle pump can triple the annual income of a rural farmer.
Over 180 people and nonprofits around the world have downloaded our
technical drawings.


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