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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.

Bend Participates in Global Ignite Week

Published on January 6, 2011

Ignite Bend returns February 9 as part of Global Ignite Week. The Tower Theatre will again host the popular community event that promises an entertaining evening of quick enlightenment.

The final deadline for presentation proposals is January 12th at noon. Nine speakers will be selected from the submissions based on feedback and votes collected online from the community as well as a voting party hosted by Common Table at 7:30pm on Thursday, January 13h.

The presenters selected to speak at Ignite Bend 6 will receive a handmade coffee mug bearing the Ignite Bend logo from Mug Revolution. Submission forms are available at the Ignite Bend website (http://www.ignitebend.com) where you will also find information regarding sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

The February 9th event will be webcast live thanks to our multimedia partner, Pinnacle Media. Presentations may also be selected for inclusion in the O'Reilly “Ignite Show” which highlights a different talk from Ignite events around the world for weekly broadcast at their site.

OSU-Cascades and Central Oregon Community College have partnered as presenting sponsors of the Ignite Bend 6 program. As a non-profit organization, Ignite Bend relies on the support of community businesses, groups and individuals to keep events free. A suggested donation of five dollars will also be accepted at the door.

ABOUT IGNITE BEND – If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only had 20 slides and they rotated automatically every 15 seconds? Around the world people have been putting together “Ignite” nights to share their answers. Visit the Ignite Bend website (http://www.ignitebend.com) to find out more about local events. More information about Ignite Events held around the world can be found at O’Reilly’s Ignite website (http://ignite.oreilly.com).

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