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Ignite Bend 12 - Tonight!

Published on October 23, 2014

Slides are in, tickets are printed, and palms are sweaty! We're now mere hours away from Ignite Bend 12 at the Tower Theatre!

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 if you don't have a ticket, come down anyway! We always have extra "rush line" tickets just for this purpose and we haven't had to turn away anyone yet. Ticket holders get in at 6:30, and the rush line will start a short time after that.

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!

Tickets on sale at noon on Friday!

Published on October 10, 2014

Today (Friday, October 10) is the day! Tickets for Ignite Bend 12 go on sale at noon!

Go here to get your tickets!

Vote for your favorite IB12 submissions now!

Published on October 6, 2014

Proposal submissions for Ignite Bend 12 are closed, and it's now time to vote for the speakers you would most like to see at Ignite on the 23rd! Go here to vote for your top three favorite proposals, and this Friday the 10th we will announce the final lineup for the event.

And don't forget Battledecks is this Thursday, the 9th, taking place at Silver Moon Brewing downtown, where in addition to a great evening of beer, slideshow karaoke (Ignite style!), and fun, you can also vote for your top three on paper ballots. So once your online vote is in, join us at Silver Moon and vote again! (There may even be some of the speakers vying for a slot on the 23rd at Battledecks doing some slideshow improv—you never know!

Vote now!

Battledecks! This Thursday, October 9

Published on October 5, 2014

Join us at Silver Moon Brewing on Thursday, October 9 at 6:30pm for Battledecks and the Ignite Bend 12 voting party! Grab a beer, grab the mic (sign up first, please) and let your light shine, or sit back enjoy. While you're there, be sure to cast your vote for the Ignite Bend 12 proposals you want to see on October 23 at the Tower Theatre!

What is Battledecks, anyway?
Get a taste of what the Ignite experience is like with Battledecks: a powerpoint slideshow karaoke where you ad-lib your way through slides you’ve never seen before. Inspired by similar events held at SXSW Interactive, Battledecks is a fast-paced, fun, laugh riot where “contestants” have to put together a presentation on the fly as slides are randomly projected for their confusion and the delight of the audience.


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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.


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