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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.

Community Submissions are Open for Ignite Bend 9. Submit Today and Share Your Wow!

Published on September 7, 2012

Ignite Bend is seeking submissions for its ninth iteration slated for Wednesday, October 17th. The Tower Theatre will again host the popular community event that promises an entertaining evening of fast paced storytelling and inspiration.

The Ignite format allows each speaker 5 minutes to amuse, educate, and enlighten audiences with a prepared presentation. In the past, talks have covered a wide variety of topics including brewing beer, rodeo and ultra marathons.

The final deadline for presentation proposals is Monday, September 17th. Speakers will be selected based on feedback and votes collected online from the community as well as a voting party.

Submit proposals at the Ignite Bend website (http://www.ignitebend.com/proposals/) where you will also find information regarding sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. The presenters selected to speak at Ignite Bend 9 will receive a handmade coffee mug from Mug Revolution bearing the Ignite Bend logo.

Bend’s eighth Ignite event will be webcast live thanks to our multimedia partner, Media Geeks. 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.

As a non-profit organization, Ignite Bend relies on the support of community businesses, groups and individuals to keep events free. Volunteers will also be accepting a suggested donation of five dollars at the door.

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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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