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.

I like you but I wish you would stop talking for a minute: Introverts exposed.

Kate Gronemyer



Librarian, foodie, occasional smartass and inveterate introvert.

Do you have a friend who never seems to make it to parties? A buddy who speaks rarely but wisely? You might be lucky enough to have an introvert in your life. Not to be confused with being shy, introverts aren't scared of social interaction, but simply spend a lot of time in their heads, thinking things through. They also tend to spend a lot of time at home, where it's quiet, so you may not have had an opportunity to observe one first-hand. This presentation will introduce you to the manners and customs of the elusive introverted, eschewers of small talk and lovers of earplugs.



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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