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Join Us at Ignite Bend 3!

Published on October 9, 2009

Ignite Bend 3 is only a few days away! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Tower Theater this Wednesday, October 14. There will be some great presentations and other fun stuff planned… don’t miss out! Here’s the scoop…

Doors will open at 6:30pm. Anyone holding advance tickets will be admitted immediately. We’re requesting a $3 donation at the door, or you can donate online. Kousefly will be warming up the crowd with some tunes.  Twist Cocktail Catering will be selling adult beverages. After some brief announcements at 7pm the first round of presentations will begin:

Kate Gronemyer – What is Ignite?
MI6 — Can you use Lego people to model Bend area vehicle vs pedestrian crashes?
Brenda Gessner — Ignite Your Fire
Todd Friesen — Buncha Crap I Didn’t Know
Jen Floyd — Couch to 5k – It didn’t change my life, but it did change my butt…

There will be an intermission, during which Kousefly will entertain us with another short set. Twist Cocktail Catering will also be open for business again. Then the second round of presentations will begin:

April Witteveen — Nobody Here Except Me and My Alter Ego
Greg Bold — Diabetes… Yeah It Sucks
Michelle Barry Franco — It’s All Story
Kris McBride — Transformation by Beer
Judy Shasek — Walking on Water in the High Desert

Immediately following the event we hope you will join us for an “after-party” at 900 Wall where there will be Ignite specials.

See you at Ignite Bend 3!!

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Tower Theater - Bend, OR
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