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.

Talk Story: Media, Youth and Fresh Perspective

Judy Shasek



Volunteer - lead for BendFilm FutureFilmmakers 2013 I am a regular person who believes in the wisdom, wit and honesty of youth and their perspective on - well, everything!

No matter how media savvy and tech-centric our lives have become, that pales when compared to the age 4-24 group raised with instant chat-video-social media-published insights, stories, opinions, passion and pursuits. Guiding this generation to organize and present their stories via film is a treasure of an opportunity - and it happens annually in Bend. Wanna hear about the top filmmakers from almost a decade of projects?



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.

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