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.

Am I A Mess? Turning life's little bumps into stepping stones.

Margery Untermeyer

work for Bend La Pine Schools


I am a 47 year old mother of two and have been living with MS for 14 years. I like to share with others how MS has changed my life for the BETTER! It has made me realize not to take a single day for granted. It has made me step out of my comfort zone to try new things because I don't want to look back someday and say "Why didn't I do that when I had the chance?" My latest accomplishment was learning to run at the ripe old age of 45...Since then, I have run numerous 5ks, 10ks, and am training for my 2nd half marathon in June. I love inspiring others to live their life to the fullest, despite any struggles or disabilities they may face.

A story about one girl's run-in with MS...and how she learned to run with it!! Literally. I will discuss what it's like to live with the disease and how it has made me look at life differently. Trying to enlighten people about the disease as well as inspire someone along the way!



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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Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

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Other Partners


Mug Revolution


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Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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