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.

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”

Published on May 3, 2009

~Frank Scully

Have you been thinking about submitting your idea for Ignite Bend 2… but just not sure about it yet?

Get off that fence!

There’s still time to submit your proposal! If you need ideas, be sure to check out the websites for other Ignite events around the world… and the outstanding talks that were given at Ignite Bend 1! You can also take a look at – and comment on – the proposals that have already been submitted for Ignite Bend 2… here!

Ignite Bend speakers don’t just get five minutes of glory. We are pleased to announce that the speakers selected to present will also receive a gift from the Ignite Bend planning committee and Mug Revolution. Owen Dearing created an exclusive handmade coffee mug for the presenters, which bears the Ignite Bend logo. The only way to get one of these beautiful and useful mugs is to be selected and present at Ignite Bend!

What are you waiting for? Proposals are being accepted for Ignite Bend 2 NOW! What’s your burning idea?

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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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Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

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Other Partners


Mug Revolution


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Jill Rosell Photography


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