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Speakers for Ignite Bend 8 Announced

Published on February 10, 2012

Bend, Oregon, February 9, 2012– Following an incredible response to a call for presentation ideas, we are pleased to announce the speakers that have been selected for Ignite Bend 8. We hope that you will join us at this outstanding community event!

Ignite Bend 8

Tower Theatre ‐ Bend, OR

February 23, 2012 ‐ 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

  • Justin Iverson - What is Ignite?
  • Lisa Flynn - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Do These Big Girl Panties Make My Butt Look Big? A Fairy Tale for Our Modern Age
  • Timmy Crawford - I’ve Got 99 Cents and Not Going to Give You One
  • Spencer Dahl - Mirror Pond: History and Future?
  • Kelly Pofahl - The Secret Life of Metaphors
  • Rachel Wente-Chaney - Broncs, Barrels, Bulls, and Beer {Rodeo for Beginners}
  • Amanda Stuermer - Inspire Me… In Search of the True Source of Inspiration
  • Dan Gilmour - The Slow Way Across America and the Slow Way Home
  • ShanRae Hawkins - Austin Powers Said It
  • James Jaggard - Lichens: A Breath of Fresh Air
  • Sean Anderson - Roundabout Etiquette

General admission tickets for Ignite Bend 8 are free and will be available at www.ignitebend.com beginning at noon on February 10, 2012, and at the door beginning at 6:30 PM the night of the event. Ignite Bend 8 will also be webcast live thanks to our multimedia partner, The 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.

Volunteers are needed to help Ignite Bend run smoothly. Please contact Greg Bolt (volunteers@ignitebend.com) if you wish to help at the event on February 23, 2012.

ABOUT IGNITE BEND – If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 PowerPoint slides and they rotated automatically every 15 seconds? Around the world people have been putting together “Ignite” nights to share their answers. Visit the Ignite Bend website (http://www.ignitebend.com) to find out more about local events. More information about Ignite Events held around the world can be found at O’Reilly’s Ignite website (http://ignite.oreilly.com).

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