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.

The Surprisingly Fascinating [and Bloodthirsty!] History Of Copyright

Robert Kieffer



Programmer, entrepreneur, wanna be orator, Mr. Kieffer will, for brief and glorious moment, reveal himself to be a master at making even the most droll of topics scintillatingly interesting. ... that's the theory at least. Vegas has the odds of him crashing and burning into a smoking pile of nervous rubble running at 4:1. Either way, it should be pretty amusing.

Watch in delight and amazement as I weave a common thread of DRAMA and INTRIQUE between a couple 5th century Irish monks, 16th century German inventor, French theologian, and English philosopher, as well as a guy who gets BURNED AT THE STAKE, a common brunch cocktail, the World Trade Organization, the Glee TV Show, Mickey Mouse, and the Constitution of the United F'in States of 'Merica!



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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