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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.

Can you use Lego people to model Bend area vehicle vs pedestrian crashes?




Mac - Mac is a home schooled youth interested in aeronautics and Legos. Currently pursuing his PhD (in his head) in AstroPhysic and Military Intelligence. Andy - Andy is a middle schooler at High Desert Middle School.He is interested in tormenting his siblings, and reading. Currently pursuing his PhD (in his head) in real time computing. Nate - Nate is a 7th grader at Pilot Butte Middle School. He enjoys skate boarding, Legos, and riding dirt bikes. Currently pursuing his PhD (in his head) in mechanical engineering. Dusty - Dusty is a home schooled youth interested acting, animals, and aquatic mud structures. Currently pursuing his PhD (in his head) veterinarian sciences.

MI6, a team of youth competing in the First Lego League "Smart Move" Challenge will present their findings from their pedestrian vs vehicle safety evaluation of the Bend area. Watch shocking Lego mischief modeling bike, pedestrian, or skater vs vehicle crashes on local Bend streets. Listen to the youth evaluate pedestrian safety in Bend, and present solutions to keep you safe!



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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