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.

Inspire Me...In Search of the True Source of Inspiration

Amanda Stuermer

Shine Studio


I am a mother, wife, yogi, writer, activist,and world traveler. I have also been a barrel racer, baton twirler, ski instructor, and editor at Outside Magazine. I run a non-profit and a for-profit, both of which work to empower women through yoga, art, service, and travel. I have run marathons, humanitarian aid trips to Africa, school auctions, and PTA meetings. All of these experiences have been part of my on-going quest to find the true source of inspiration.

Women are heading to the yoga mat, booking exotic retreats, following this guru, applying that philosophy, reading books, drinking teas. What are they all searching for? Purpose, fulfillment, meaning? My theory is that the we are searching far and wide for something that is right under our nose. We want to find inspiration, that spark that illuminates an experience and has the power to make the ordinary seem extraordinary. So how exactly do we cultivate inspiration? Where does it come from? What do we do with it when we find it? How do we get more of 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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Anjou Spa

Spark Sponsors



Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

The Source Weekly

Other Partners


Mug Revolution


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

Ideasmith • Silver Moon Brewing • Hot Box Betty • Where To Eat Guide • Dahlia's Consigment • Sara Bella Upcycled • Hypnotherapy Healing • Humm Kombucha • Robbie Bianchi • Café Sintra • Bellatazza • Spa W