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.

Croned and Gathering No Moss

Beth Patterson



20 years of hospice work in Florida and Colorado;almost 5 years at KIDS Center here in Bend, now working at Central Oregon Council On Aging and as an Associate Chaplain at St. Charles Medical Center. Love to create and facilitate ceremonies for life-passages of all types. 2 grandchildren, 1 sweet, wild wolf-dog, bazillions of beloved friends.

Becoming an elder in our culture does not have a path nor is it acknowledged. In this talk, I would like to take the audience/participants on a tour de force of what it's like to be a vibrant, juicy, salty, person-of-wisdom and what added value having persons like this in our families and communities provides. (I have facilitated 2 croning ceremonies/retreats in the last 2 years.)



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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