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.

Diagnosis and cures for America's sickness

Hoby Herron



I am an 84 year old wounded veteran of W-_II. I retired early from GM as a carburetor designer, traveled for 2 years in a 5th wheel trailer before settlng in Payson, AZ for 26 years. Moved to Bend in 2002 to be near our daughter and grand daughter.

I believe strongly that we the average citizen must develop a way to remove the Political Parties from our system so common, ordinary, decent citizens can be chosen to make decisions that are best for all. I fault no current or past politicians as I feel they were trained and or bribed (conscious of unconsciously) into believing they were what was best for all. However we now know that it is not working. We need statesmen or stateswomen serving us to return us to a Republic form of government run according to firm and enforced laws.



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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