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.

6 Steps to an Early Retirement

Kent Lewis

Anvil Media & WEBCAM


Lewis is the founder and president of two search engine and social media marketing agencies in Portland, OR. He is also an adjunct professor at Portland State University, teaching a search engine marketing (SEM) workshop and has received a few awards, recognition and whatnot for his entrepreneurial endeavors.

Who wants to work until they are old and tired? Lewis is not one of those people, so he cooked up an idea of how to leverage social media to retire in 6 easy steps. All you need is a computer, Internet connection and an idea. While Lewis is only on step 4, he will guide you through to the RV and Sunriver condo livestyle. Working 9-5 is for suckers, right?



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.


We're looking for sponsors for Ignite Bend! Please download a Sponsor Packet or check out the Sponsorships page for details.

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Ember Sponsors

Berg Real Estate Brokers


Home System Solutions

Wanderlust Tours

Alpenglow Vacation Rentals

The Village Baker

Anjou Spa

Spark Sponsors



Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

The Source Weekly

Other Partners


Mug Revolution


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

Ideasmith • Silver Moon Brewing • Hot Box Betty • Where To Eat Guide • Dahlia's Consigment • Sara Bella Upcycled • Hypnotherapy Healing • Humm Kombucha • Robbie Bianchi • Café Sintra • Bellatazza • Spa W