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 wish my life was a musical

Janette Sherman



I am often described in colorful terms, some more colorful than others. One friend describes me as, "Wild, yet grounded." Another says, "Joyful whirlwind." My close friends know, I love musicals and I love to sing. One thing is clear; I have a lot of energy and a lot to say. I work in media relations for Central Oregon's esteemed hospital system. I play in this lovely dichotomy we call life.

Isn't life always better when there is a song in your head, even more so your heart? What if our lives were musicals? What if we could just break out in song during a stressful meeting about H1N1 flu, rebranding or our annual performance evaluation? What if we could tell our loved ones how we felt through a song or how much more poignant would that argument be if only we could drum up a chord or two? It is an experiment I would like to propose and for you to experience. So let's sing! Sing a song! Sing out loud! Sing out strong for a lifetime… or maybe just five minutes.



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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Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

The Source Weekly

Other Partners


Mug Revolution


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Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


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