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.

Lichens: A Breath of Fresh Air

James Jaggard

Wanderlust Tours


James Jaggard is General Manager at Wanderlust Tours. He has earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Outdoor and Experiential Education from Oregon State University Cascades Campus. In addition to holding Certified Interpretive Guide credentials from the National Association for Interpretation, he is certified in CPR and Wilderness Advanced First Aid. James guided for Wanderlust Tours for several summer and winter seasons before taking on more of the operational and marketing responsibilities. James is also an accomplished nature and portrait photographer. You can find much of his work on the Wanderlust Tours website.

Lichens are useful in many ways. Some are edible, some can be used as dyes, some can help start fires, some can be used in wilderness first aid. Lichens also tell us about the air we breathe and exhibit amazing similarities to the human body.



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


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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