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.

How Do I Get Tickets to Ignite Bend 10?

Published on January 23, 2013

One of the frequent types of questions we field is about tickets: how do I get them, when do they go on sale, how do they work, etc. So here's a short FAQ for them!

How do I get tickets?

Ticketing is handled through Eventbrite: when tickets become available, we will link to the Eventbrite page where you will be able to "purchase" up to 2 tickets per person (remember though they are always free!). You will need to provide your name and email address.

When you've successfully registerd and purchased your tickets, you will receive an email containing the PDF files of the ticket(s) for the event: you will need to print these out and bring them to the Tower on the night of Ignite to show at the door so you can get in sooner.

(Alternatively, if you can pull the PDF up on your smartphone, you can show that instead.)

When do tickets go on sale?

Generally speaking, ticketing will open about two weeks prior to Ignite; while we don't have the exact date scheduled (yet), IB 10 takes place on March 7 so the tickets should go on sale later in the week during the week of February 18. On (whichever) day they become available, ticketing will open at noon.

We will announce the actual date ahead of time and try to make sure it's well-publicized so everyone knows when that happens! And there will be a prominent link to the Eventbrite page both here on the website and wherever else we can post it.

Help! The tickets sold out and I didn't get any! What can I do?

For the past few Ignite events, tickets have sold out very quickly---within 15-20 minutes! This can be very discouraging to people and we try really hard to accommodate everyone that we can. Here are some possibilities:

  • Ticket giveaways or extra tickets: Hack Bend has been giving away a pair of tickets for the past few Ignite events, and you never know who else might have some to spare---check Craigslist for instance (but remember tickets are free!).
  • Volunteer for Ignite Bend: We reserve a block of tickets for our participants and our volunteers, so if you join us as a volunteer for the night of the event, you will receive a ticket.
  • We have been reserving an additional block of "rush line" GA (general admission) tickets for the past several events, typically 50 or so, and if you come to the Tower Theatre on the night of the event and wait in the rush line, the first X number will receive a ticket.
  • Finally, come to Ignite anyway! Despite tickets selling out online immediately, we have yet to completely fill the Tower and have to turn anyone waiting in line without tickets away, so there is an almost-guaranteed chance for you to be able to attend IB 10 anyway! Come down and line up; entry to the Tower is prioritized by sponsors and partners, ticket holders, rush line GA tickets, and finally the no-ticket line, so you may not get the seat you were hoping for, but we're pretty sure we can get you in.

Finally, remember Ignite Bend is always free!

We try really hard to keep this a free event and the best it can possibly be, and try to accommodate everyone as best we can. Sometimes we have to juggle, sometimes it's like putting together a 5000-piece puzzle, but we'll do our best to get you in!

Questions, suggestion, etc: info@ignitebend.com

Back to News


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