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.


Sean Anderson

College Excel and PoetHouse Art


First off I am a dad of two daughters and a great little son. I love them and my wife Collette deeply and when that happens to a person whatever they would have been is always altered in a profound way. That said, I started PoetHouse Art a few years ago because I have a passion for The Arts but even more then that I love to challenge young minds and hearts to develop a voracious fervor for life. I am currently working as a Life Coach with College Excel.

How and why is the “impossible” accomplished by some but not by others? People often say, "I just can't do "that" -- It's impossible.” They could be referring to something as simple as turning their homework in on time or losing 20 pounds. On the other-hand it might be a bit more challenging like going back to college or creating an organization to help underserved youth in the inner-city. And yet somehow some manage to accomplish what others have said cannot be done. This will be a fast paced, somewhat humorous (and poetic) look at the things that keep some folks from accomplishing their dreams and ideas. Is it distraction, dissatisfaction or dysfunction? We will also look at some folks who figured out how to make those ideas a reality. Because after all,the only things standing in our way, might simply be, The X-Box, DVD, our ADD or MTV. It might also be the 6 hours a day we play - Words With Friends or perhaps the 3 hours a day we get "fit" with the Wii…



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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