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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.

So… who’s speaking at Ignite Bend 2?

Published on May 26, 2009

Your votes have been counted, and we are proud to announce who will be on stage at Ignite Bend 2!

Kousefly — What is Ignite?
Marlee Norr — Facing the Consequences
Leslie Camacho — How Dungeons & Dragons Made Me the Boss
Brad Cohen — Eggs. Nature’s … well … everything really.
Kate Gronemyer — I like you but I wish you would stop talking for a minute: Introverts exposed.

Intermission and Raffle

Collin Robinson — People will pay me to do that?
Barb Troyer — How cupcakes inspired a conversation about pregnant cows & milk at my wedding party; or the joys of a Vegan (plant-based) diet.
Beth Patterson — How to walk around your life as if you were awake
Brett Golden — Take My Money. Please!
Shannon Hinderberger — Being a “natural mother” doesn’t work for everyone

This should be a really great event, with some excellent talks. There were TWENTY great proposals, and it was really a very tight race at the end. Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal!

Tickets will be available online soon! (You’ll just have to keep an eye on this site and our Twitter feed to find out when!) Hope to see everyone at Ignite Bend 2 on June 4th!

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Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
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