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Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to enlighten us – quickly.

The Art of Dialog in the Age of Demons

Robert Killen

City Club of Central Oregon


As a father of three headstrong boys and husband to a woman who is both smarter and more eloquent, you'd think I would have learned long ago to just keep quiet. But no, every once in a while the random thoughts rattling around inside my skull join hands and rally to be set free. I love these liberations!

Once upon a time, in this very land, people from all around came together to speak their mind. They didn't all agree and some were downright belligerent, but they came and they listened and they learned from one another. It's an ancient art called Dialog. Today dialog is nearly extinct. In its place is a much more dynamic and entertaining form of engagement: Demonization! Come hear how demonization is leading us like lemmings off a cliff and how the art of dialog can save us from the impending splat!



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

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