Ignition: InterFuse kickoff event/art fundraiser

Ignition is our yearly kickoff event and art fundraiser for InterFuse, the midwest regional burn held each year in Missour-uh. As we step into the new year, let’s reconnect and plot for the burn season in the way that we do best — over ass shaking, conversation, drinks, music, and a lil bit of debauchery.

We’ll descend on Rhythm & Booze and the BatCave (right next door) in Kansas City on Saturday, January 12th at noon and won’t stop until the wee hours of the morning.

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This year will be the third that Ignition contains a daytime portion where community members host sessions, events, discussions, and workshops of all types.

Midwest Burners Board Open Meeting
Hosted by: Midwest Burners Board of Directors
Location: D – Rhythm & Booze Sitting Area
Time: Noon

A regular meeting of the Midwest Burner Board of Directors, open to a public audience.

New cultures: The growing Cryptomusician movement
Hosted by: A.J.
Location: B – BatCave Sitting Area
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Discussing the upcoming technologies that blend art, music, blockchains and cryptocurrencies together.

Simple Meditations & Yoga Breathing
Hosted by: Betsy
Location: A – BatCave Dance Floor
Time: 1:30 p.m.

This session will cover a series of methods to be a better breather in a variety of practical circumstances. The class will cover a variety of practical techniques for breathing including methods to process stress more calmly, meditate more effectively, and deepen any physical yoga or meditative practice you might have.

2019 and the new Financial Policy!
Hosted by: Sharky
Location: B – BatCave Sitting Area
Time: 2 p.m.

Geared for E.C.s of MWB Burn events, the session will discuss the revision of Midwest Burners Financial Policy, and how it affects event budgeting, and strategic planning for the Association moving forward.

Consulting the Oracle
Hosted by: Kristin
Location: D – Rhythm & Booze Sitting Area
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Group tarot and fortune telling. From the deep to the abstract. We will begin the creation of an original oracle deck to be shared and energized throughout the night.

Burner Infrastructure

Hosted by: WoodBee
Location: C – BatCave Sitting Area
Time: 2:30 p.m.

Personal experiences volunteering infrastructure at regional burns, what infrastructure does at a burn like InterFuse and some information about infrastructure at other burns.

Creative Mending
Hosted by: Elizabeth & Stacey
Location: D – Rhythm & Booze Sitting Area
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Learn to do small fixes for garments and costumes such as sewing on buttons, snaps, sashiko mending of holes, hemming, etc. Sewing machines, an iron and mending supplies will be provided, just bring your problem clothing item and get assistance making it good as new. (This is a workshop style session, there will not be a formal presentation.)

Hosted by: Coy
Location: A – BatCave Dance Floor
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to be upside down for fun because why not? No experience required. Session will include warmups and light stretching followed by theory and practice of various inversions including crow pose, headstand, handstand and variations.

Q&A with Interfuse Event Coordinator(s)
Hosted by: Diane and Red
Location: C – BatCave Sitting Area
Time: 3:30 p.m.

Two of your InterFuse 2019 Event Coordinators want to invite the community to a discussion about InterFuse planning/infrastructure. Questions and feedback participation are highly encouraged!

How to Not Suck at Unconscious Biases
Hosted by: Leah & Colin
Location: B -BatCaveSitting Area
Time: 4:00 p.m.

This is an introduction to unconscious bias- the mental shortcuts our brains take to help us make decisions quickly. This workshop is aimed at raising awareness of how unconscious biases work, and how they can negatively influence interactions in society and specifically in our community.

At the end of the training, you will be able to:
● Explain what unconscious bias is
● Understand how it can negatively influence decisions in our community.
● Understand the scientific research on unconscious bias and its
influence in our community and society
● Commit to taking at least one action to mitigate the influence of
unconscious bias.

Hosted by: Casey
Locations: A – BatCave Dance Floor
Time: 4:00 p.m.

A short how-to sequence of spins, humps, and grinds on the pole.

Creating a Culture of Acculturation
Hosted by: Jeremy
Location: C – BatCave Sitting Area
Time: 4:30 p.m.

The Burning Man community is bigger than ever, so is InterFuse. How do we continue to define and redefine what it means to be a burner; how do we retain that in elder members; and how do we spread that to new member of out community?

Improve and Grow
Hosted by: Stacey
Location: D – Rhythm & Booze Sitting Area
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Combustion Chamber Session

Borrowing from a similar concept used in the Texas regional community, this session is an opportunity to brainstorm and provide feedback and ideas to the community, and our peer leaders, on ways we would like to see our community grow and evolve.

We will start by selecting topics we feel need more attention/energy and then split into groups to develop creative solutions to address those topics. Topics could include things such as racism, sexual assault, consent, volunteer recruitment, etc.

Overcoming Social Anxiety Part 3
Hosted by: James
Location: B -BatCaveSitting Area
Time: 5:00 p.m.

An open discussion, with a little guidance, addressing the challenges of social anxiety and help with tools to combat it’s debilitating force. Now with cookies!

Midwest Burners Principles Office
Hosted by: Becky
Time: 5:30 p.m.

An information session about what the MWB Principles Office is and the reason we exist within our community.

Location Key:
A – BatCave Dance Floor
B – BatCave Area (w/ Curtains)
C – BatCave Area (w/o Curtains)
D – Rhythm & Booze Sitting Area


Our evening will consist of music and performances by those amongst us with such talent. Here’s the evening schedule:

7:00pm-8:00pm – Broken Trojan
8:00pm-9:00pm – Hybridphonic
9:00pm-10:00pm – Replikant
10:00pm-11:00pm – Outside – UltraViolets – 🔥🔥🔥
10:00pm-10:55p – D.A.R.E.
10:55pm-11:05pm – Art Auction Winner Announcement
11:05pm-12:00am – Stryfe
12:00am-1:00am – My Pet Monster
1:00am-2:00am – InjunTrubl
2:00am-3:00am – Morning Glory


Wait? Do you fucking LOVE forms? I have one more for you — want to volunteer your time decorating the space, helping us set up, tear down, or whatever the hell we end up needing to do in this space? Fill out this here form, last one, I promise: https://goo.gl/forms/vVnO0fWzPrBmGppl2


SUGGESTED DONATIONS (these donations fund art grants for InterFuse — No one will be denied entry for an inability to make a donation):
Daytime only: $5
Evening only: $10
DAY and NIGHT!:  $12
Ignition Art Aficionado:  $20 – Individuals who contribute this amount will participate in an Ignition Art Selection Committee that will decide how funds raised at Ignition will be distributed among a few amazing art grant submissions.



Last year we were able to donate around $2000 for art at InterFuse— Our goal for this year is $2500.

More details on all of the above to come as we continue to get our shit together for this event. We look forward to seeing you all at Ignition. ♥