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If you had 5 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 enlighten us – quickly.

Ignite Bend 12

If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 PowerPoint slides and they rotated automatically every 15 seconds? Around the world people have been putting together “Ignite” nights to share their answers.

Following the incredible success of previous Ignite Bend events, we are pleased to announce that Ignite Bend 12 will be held on October 23, 2014! We hope that you will participate in this outstanding community event as a speaker, voter and attendee!

Ten speakers will be pre‐selected from the submissions based on feedback and votes collected online and at a voting party. The presenters selected to speak at Ignite Bend 12 will receive a handmade coffee mug bearing the Ignite Bend logo from Mug Revolution.

As a free community event, Ignite Bend is thankful for community support in the form of sponsorships. Please contact our sponsor coordinator (sponsors@ignitebend.com) for more information.

Volunteers are needed to help Ignite Bend run smoothly. Please contact our volunteer coordinator (volunteers@ignitebend.com) if you wish to help at the event on October 23.

  • What: Ignite Bend 12
  • Where: Tower Theatre ‐ Bend, OR
  • When:  October 23, 2014 ‐ 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)


A new way to donate to Ignite Bend!

Ignite Bend has implemented a new way to easily donate---via our new donation page on GoFundMe!

As you know, in order to keep Ignite Bend a free and not-for-profit event, we rely on sponsorships and donations to keep it all running, and any and all donations are greatly appreciated! It's only because of generosity from the community and YOU that we are able to put on this fun night.

So check out the new donation page, and if you're so inclined, click "Donate"---we really appreciate it!


Next Event

Ignite Bend 12
October 23, 2014 at 7pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE
($5 suggested donation is always appreciated)



We're looking for sponsors for Ignite Bend! Please download a Sponsor Packet or check out the Sponsorships page for details.

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Flame Sponsors

Ember Sponsors



Barrio Bend

Connexion Printing


Spark Sponsors

Jinsei Spa


Multimedia Partner

Hand in Hand Productions

Media Partner

The Source Weekly

Other Partners

Mug Revolution



Tech Alliance

Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

10 Barrel Brewing • Backporch Coffee Roasters • Cathy Dorsett Massage • Crux Fermentation Project • Downtown Bend Business Association • Drake • Ideasmith • Oxford Hotel • Pine Mountain Sports • Rosell Wealth Management • Spa W • Spork