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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.

The Lineup for Ignite Bend 4…

Published on February 23, 2010

Here’s the program order for Ignite Bend 4:

Kevin Smyth – What is Ignite?
Michelle Goodin – 143 Species in 4 Days (or something like that)
Ethan Maffey – 100 Live in 2009
Meri Glade – Stories from the Camera Phone of a Technomad
Nick Reese – “Try Not To Die”: Advice on Completing Your First Triathlon

Intermission: 30 minutes (Kousefly)

Jeff Browning – Ultramarathons
Janette Sherman – I wish my life was a musical
Paul Arney – 6 months in 901 words, a poem.
Shannon Hinderberger – Vacationing Nebraska Style
Justin Iverson – Dr. Strangecoop or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Egg
Paul Evers – Conviction

Alternate: Lisa Smith – Challah Back Girl

That’s right! We’re giving you ELEVEN talks for the price of ten! We are very excited about the lineup and can’t wait to see everyone on Thursday.

Tickets are still available here: http://ib4.eventbrite.com. Reserving an advance ticket is the best way to guarantee admission to what we hope will be a full house.

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​2018 TBA
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Tower Theater - Bend, OR
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