About Ignite

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.

Press Release for Ignite Bend 1

What: Oregon State Extension is proud to sponsor Ignite Bend (a community event)

What is Ignite Bend?

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.

Ignite was started in Seattle by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis. Since then hundreds of 5 minute talks have been given across the world. There are thriving Ignite communities in Seattle, Portland, Paris, and NYC. (More information on Ignite Events can be found at http://ignite.oreilly.com/)

Presentation proposals will be accepted through January 16th, 2009 for the first Ignite Bend event. Submission forms are available at the event website, www.ignitebend.com.

Sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information. We are also looking for volunteers to make our event run smoothly.

Come join us for an incredible community event!

Where: The PoetHouse Art in the tbd Loft – entrance through The Wine Shop at 55 Minnesota Avenue, Bend, Oregon

Day: February 12th, 2009
Time: 7:30 pm to 10pm

Tickets: Admission is free but space is limited. Guarantee yourself a spot in the audience by reserving your ticket at http://ignitebend.eventbrite.com/

Contact: Sarah Cofer, OSU Extension 4-H SET (Science, Engineering, & Technology) Coordinator
Phone: 541-771-1411
e-mail: sarah.cofer@oregonstate.edu
Twitter: sarahcofer

Press Contact: Julie Anderson
Phone: (541) 977-8282
Email: julieanderson@hotmail.com
Twitter: juliejulie

Sponsor Contact: Ryan Di Spaltro
Phone: (503) 931-2330
Email: theneptunegrand@gmail.com
Twitter: neptunegrand

Volunteer Contact: Rachel Wente-Chaney
Phone: (541) 777-0019
Email: rwentechaney@mac.com
Twitter: rwentechaney


Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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

Flame Sponsors

Would you like to be a Flame Sponsor? Check out our Sponsorship benefits and sign up today!

Ember Sponsors

Berg Real Estate Brokers


Home System Solutions

Wanderlust Tours

Alpenglow Vacation Rentals

The Village Baker

Anjou Spa

Spark Sponsors



Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

The Source Weekly

Other Partners


Mug Revolution


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

Ideasmith • Silver Moon Brewing • Hot Box Betty • Where To Eat Guide • Dahlia's Consigment • Sara Bella Upcycled • Hypnotherapy Healing • Humm Kombucha • Robbie Bianchi • Café Sintra • Bellatazza • Spa W