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.

It's All Story

Michelle Barry Franco

Eloquence Communication


Principal of Eloquence Communication (going through Renaissance, including new name and new brand). We help passion-driven entrepreneurs get crystal-clear in the messaging then promote their business through speaking, writing and social media. College instructor in public speaking and interpersonal communication for 7 years prior. 3 little girls and an extraordinary husband riding alongside in the journey.

We pilot our lives based on a thousand assumptions every day. They feel like real facts - things to make decisions based upon. The thing is, life is a prism and at any given moment there is a totally different angle through which to view reality. That other view might serve our larger goals way better - and there it is, right there, for the taking! It happens all the time in parenting, business, marriage and friendships. Let's take the mundane as well as the big events of life and look at it through different facets to see how "facts" can replace "facts" to build a new story... and change everything.



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.


We're looking for sponsors for Ignite Bend! Please download a Sponsor Packet or check out the Sponsorships page for details.

Flame Sponsors

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Ember Sponsors

Berg Real Estate Brokers


Home System Solutions

Wanderlust Tours

Alpenglow Vacation Rentals

The Village Baker

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