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.

Bipolar MANiac. - Living from Pole to Pole.

Brian Walker



Brian Walker has been an independent inventor/entrepreneur (inventrepreneur) for the past 35 years. He has invented and built everything from toys to a two-man submarine. He has licensed nearly 2-dozen toys, one of which became Disneys biggest seller, with over a half billion dollars sold at retail. He is currently developing a women's self defense product. He has lived in Bend for 18 years.

Along with being dyslexic and ADHD, Brian Walker has lived with and been governed by bipolar disorder all of his life. For 40 years, he has gone from one manic episode to the next, and has thus experienced adventures here at home and around the world. He's been poor and destitute, rich and famous. He has flown military aircraft and trained with Cosmonauts in Russia, built a submarine in Fiji, and spent millions on his bid to be the first private citizen to launch into space in a home built rocket.l Mr Walker is now on a mission to try and inform and educate others as to just what this disorder is, and why people shouldn't fear those with it.



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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