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.

Hot Tips: Even you can raft the Grand Canyon!

Kyle Drake



I love being in the outdoors, and spending time with people. THis usually involves the season work that I do...ski instructing at Mt. Bachelor and working for the National OUtdoor Leadership School. I enjoy working with my hands, going to places that are not exotic but have lots of funny and crazy things to see (Arco, ID), and planning & executing things that make people laugh (most recently filling a hot tub with bubbles, less recently soul bowling). I represent to modern migrant worker. Though I probably work a lot less hard than real migrant workers. I don't have a TV, I am not a gamer, and yes, I do eat gluten!

Tell about my upcoming trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Focusing on how much fun it can be, all the awesome costume parties, and dispelling the myths about how hard it is to get a permit.



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