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.

Safe Routes to School

Kim Curley

Commute Options and Healthy Active Central Oregon


Kim is a radio refugee. After 15 years in the AM talk-radio business, she defected to Bend to work in the non-profit world. Now using her communication skills to encourage behavior change, her mission is to get kids to walk and bike to school in Central Oregon.

In 1975, half of students walked or biked to and from school. In 2006 that number was under 10%. One in three kids born in 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes, and that's just the tip of the iceberg as we continue to eat poorly and get little to no exercise. Learn why we don't walk and bike to school, why it matters and what you can do to help the pendulum swing back the other way.



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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Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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