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.

How to put together a car in 20 steps or less

Elise Michaels



With the wit of a radio personality and the attention to detail of a television Promotions Director, it was only natural that Elise went into the Audio Production/Website Design business. And so it is, that Elise's subject of Ignite Bend 5 has nothing to do with either of them, but rather about what she learned when developing her love affair with her car.

Most people buy their cars from a car lot. Elise found the car she'd always dreamed of in a field, way the hell out in Redmond. Here she chronicles the many things she learned while putting her car back together: like what to do when you have extra parts left over and how the name you choose is just as important as what kind of oil you put in it.



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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