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.

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Robert Killen

Staying open minded.


CEO of Apex Development Network. husband.dad.speaker.artist Professional coach of storytelling for better business and life.

Making a case for Twitter using 19 of the best tweets ever tweeted. Updates from Twitterville dive into politics, philosophy, relationships and food. They reach for the pinnacle of higher thought and slump into muddy gutters. They are life, condensed into tiny nuggets of word bliss! I'll strive for funny, inciteful, irreverent, touching, inspiring...but mostly funny. You can see a speech I gave last fall at the URL provided above. If accepted I'll send a message into Twitterville in an attempt to gather some original tweets for this event. The collaborative nature would be very exciting. But either way, there is plenty of great material available. Thanks for the consideration! Cheers!



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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Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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