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 Earth Ark Project gives Earth a chance to recover.

Charles Scamahorn

The Earth Ark Project


After graduating from WSC in Pullman, Washington, I became a pilot in the US Air Force. One day while sitting on a Hydrogen bomb I decided it was a really bad thing to kill a million people with that thing and departed that occupation as quickly as possible. Since that time my life goal has been to find a way to defeat those weapons. I haven't found one except recovery from the effects.

The environment is always changing and at present it is changing very quickly, but plants and animals adapt slowly and many are going extinct. There are efforts to preserve seeds like the seed-bank at Longyear north of Norway but it is very small and selective. The Earth Ark Project aims to preserve wild seeds from every square mile of Earth, by having local individuals send local plant samples to a permanent cold storage.



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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