Big Heavy World Director Joins 'Vermontrepreneurs' at Ignite Burlington Speaking Event


James Lockridge, Executive Director of Big Heavy World, will be joining a humbling lineup of speakers on October 15 to talk about 'The Elevation of Agitation: Empowering Cautious Voices & Remembering Simple Truths.'

COLCHESTER, VERMONT (September 9, 2015) – Adam Hergenrother and Hergenrother Foundation are hosting the 4th Annual Ignite Burlington on Thursday October 15, 2015 at The Film House at Main Street Landing.

Ignite is an exciting, unconventional event, designed to inspire, educate, and entertain the greater Burlington community. Ignite events are held in over 100 cities worldwide and are similar to TED’s ”Ideas Worth Spreading.” Ignite events bring people together in an inspiring, mastermind-like forum, where speakers share their passion projects and inspirational success stories for compelling five minutes, respecting Ignite’s acclaimed mantra, ”Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick.” Click here for more information:

Registration and networking from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Presentations begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Tickets are extremely limited and are on sale now for $15.00. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

We are excited to announce the following speakers will present at Ignite Burlington 2015: • Michael Jager – Chief Creative Officer, Solidarity of Unbridled LabourGovernor Jim DouglasEugene Korsunskiy – Senior Coordinator of Design Initiatives, UVM • Sascha Mayer & Christine Dodson – Founders, Mamava • James Lockridge – Executive Director, Big Heavy World • Tad Cooke – Founder, New Moran, Inc. • Cyrus Patten – Executive Director, Campaign for Vermont • Janice Shade & Louisa Schibli – Founders, Milk Money Vermont • Chris Kaiser – Founder, Vermont Peanut Butter

Hergenrother Foundation’s mission is to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s confident and dynamic leaders by providing the necessary resources, programs, and events for youth to learn, grow, thrive, and develop into outstanding members of their communities. By supporting Hergenrother Foundation, you are investing in the future of your community.  Our youth leadership programs and camps will teach youth to dream big, act with purpose and passion, and serve others first. Hergenrother Foundation is also dedicated to bringing educational and inspirational events to the Greater Burlington area, to heighten awareness for the power that every person, regardless of age, can live a life without limits. For more information, visit

For more information, contact Hallie Warner, (802) 488-3439,