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.

Hipsters:The New Old Way of Doing New Old things

Brian McGinnis

Mountain View High School Speech and Debate


I am 17 years old and I love with speaking. I am going to be a senior and am a ranked speaker in the state. I am also in the National Forensics Honor Society and hold the rank of distinction.I hope to be a high school pastor some day and a US Senator.

While sitting in Starbucks, you see people that look as if they just stepped out of a time machine that came from the fourties.These people are using words like ironic and deck....Who are they? In this ignite speech we will explore not only the history of this sub-culture but also how they are taking over the world.



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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