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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 11

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 11 will be held on October 23, 2013! 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 11 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 11
  • Where: Tower Theatre ‐ Bend, OR
  • When:  October 23, 2013 ‐ 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Watch Ignite Live here!

Ignite Bend 11 is tonight!

Slides are in, tickets are printed, and palms are sweaty! We're now mere hours away from Ignite Bend 11 at the Tower Theatre!

We hope you join us in person, but in case you can't, we will have a LiveStream of the event courtesy of Hand in Hand Productions! Go here: http://new.livestream.com/handinhandproductions/ib and you'll be able to watch Ignite online, from the comfort of your living room (or wherever).

Don't forget the doors open tonight at 6:30pm, so be sure to get there early and score a good place in line---and chat with your fellow Igniters! Once inside you'll be able to purchase beer and wine from the Tower and specialty cocktails from Twist Cocktail Catering as well!

Above all, have a great time! We've got a fantastic line-up of speakers and some great raffle prizes and we are looking forward to seeing you!


Next Event

Ignite Bend 12
October TBD, 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.

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