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.


Jen Floyd



I'm a web geek, brewer of beer, knitter, and (first and foremost) a family gal.

It's a coliseum, packed with screaming fans. There are lights, music, cheering, and dancing.

All for robots.

If there had been a robotics team when I was in high school, I would have joined. The only thing that's better? NOW there's a robotics team, and I get to work with geeky teens who spend six weeks during the dead of winter to design, build & program a robot. From scratch. I don't get to touch, only observe and guide them in their quest to build the best 'bot they can dream up.

Are they smarter than me? Probably. I am amazed by their accomplishments and proud to watch them transform to awkward and worried freshman to smart and proficient seniors. When they graduate and move on to college - whether it's COCC or Harvard University - a part of me goes with them. At least, the part that showed them "which end of the screwdriver to hold".

Everyone cheers for the football team. I also cheer for the robotics team. Hopefully after hearing more about this amazing program, you will too.



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

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Other Partners


Mug Revolution


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Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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