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.

Austin Powers Said It

ShanRae Hawkins



ShanRae is living her dream life in Central Oregon. During the day she plays the role of marketing strategist and spends the remaining 128 hours of the week moonlighting as a cowgirl on her 7 acre farm in Tumalo. Alongside her husband and four year old son, she changes irrigation lines, raises horses, cows and the occasional goat. When she isn't mucking stalls, chances are ShanRae will be found plotting her next fun adventure.

Remember the "Moley" scene in Austin Powers Goldmember? It was funny! I had a not so funny mole scene in 2011 when I learned I had malignant melanoma. Yes, cancer at age 35. Find out why Austin Powers was right to point out the obvious and why I'm on a mole mission!



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.

Flame Sponsors

Would you like to be a Flame Sponsor? Check out our Sponsorship benefits and sign up today!

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