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.

Speaker and tickets!

Published on October 11, 2013

Speakers for Ignite Bend 11 have been selected, thanks in large part to your votes, and we're pleased to announce the program for Wednesday night the 23rd:

  • Gail Menasco — What Is Ignite? 
  • Chela Sloper — The Hot Dog Defense for Marriage Equality
  • Emilie Cortes — Peak Performance
  • Robert Kieffer — The Life of a Bitcoin: Explaining the Most Controversial Currency Ever Invented
  • Amy Clark — Seeing Double
  • Michelle Alvarado — In Search of Giants
  • Jodie Barram — Word From Your Mother
  • Kyle D. Will — Fixing the world, one athlete at a time! Transformative Coaching vs. Transactional Coaching
  • Kilee Johnson — Being Kind
  • Ed Endsley — Discovery is seeing the same things and thinking different.
  • Diane Allen — The Rewards of Volunteerism...PRICELESS!

And tickets go on "sale" (because really they are free!) on Friday the 11th at noon! Hopefully you will secure yours but remember, even if you don't get tickets online, there are still plenty of opportunities to attend Ignite Bend---primarily you can come down to the Tower on Wednesday the 23rd for the rush line even if you don't have a ticket, and you should be able to get in. We've never had to turn anyone away yet! Watch this space for additional opportunities or hints.

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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.


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