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.

From Renaissance to Robots in a day: preparing for the future

Laura Cuthbert

4-h, Girl Scouts, Central Oregon Open Learners


I traveled the world before 7th grade as a Navy dependent, lived in a small Southern town until graduation, then studied English and Chemistry at college before going to pharmacy school. After working in West Virginia, Bend, Alaska, then Bend again,I retired in the middle of my life to teach children, mine and others, about the world as I have seen it.

An education is so much more than grades, certifications, and degrees for one job or career path. Children graduating today will have, on average, a new career every ten years. How do we prepare them for that? How can we keep them from being discourages? We teach them to look for opportunities in every situation. We need to prepare them to be the New Renaissance generation.



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.

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Ember Sponsors

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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