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.


Tabitha Ponte



I am a Floridian, who moved to Chicago... A Licensed Architect, and a Construction Manager. A woman in a man's world, and a not-for-profit founder... But now, having discovered stunning Bend... a mountain summit hiker...

The cross-country journey from over-working, over-stressing, in a metropolitan city -Chicago, obsessed with my devices, and the Internet and Social Media (SM)... to seeking a more health-full and peaceful life... After nine states, and a few inspiring dawns, I found the most beautiful place I've seen... at the foot of the Cascades. Two weeks ago I packed my fiat, put my pittie pooch in the passenger seat, bought the largest iced latte I could from my favorite shop in the city, and set out on a life-changing adventure... ... one which, within a week, put me at the summit (SMMT) of South Sister...



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
October 25, 2017 at 7pm
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.

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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