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 Survive

Melinda Campbell



Melinda is originally from Florida and moved to Bend 6 years ago. She likes chocolate, macarons and sushi.

Specifically, how to survive for 15 days in your local medical institution. In July 2008, I was fortunate enough to be a guest of the local hospital. Yes, for 15 days. I thought they'd never let me leave. In the unfortunate event that you have a similar experience, the tips I can provide will help you keep your sanity and your sense of humor. Once you're out of the hospital, I'll show you how to milk your newfound disability for all it's worth. Again, this will help you keep your sanity and sense of humor while being an endless source of entertainment for your friends.



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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Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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