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 Rewards of Volunteerism...PRICELESS!

Diane Allen

Eloquent Expression LLC


Diane Allen is driven to share! Her sharing outlets are: violin teaching, performing, & public speaking. Bendites know Diane as “the violin teacher”, “the smiling concertmaster of The Central Oregon Symphony” and more recently as a public speaker & speaking coach. Her most important title? Scott’s Mom! For those of you who like lists: Eloquent Expression LLC – Speaking Coach Bend Chamber Toastmasters – President Network of Entrepreneurial Women Speakers Bureau - Organizer SuzuKEY NOTES of Central Oregon – Violin Teacher Central Oregon Symphony – Concertmaster The Fingerboard Workbook Series Map the Violin & Viola for Good - Author

This is a story about the priceless rewards of volunteerism. Find out how a frustrated student discovers hope, passion & responsibility with The High Desert Museum Teen Volunteer Program. Possible subtitles for this speech could be: How a Museum Models Education Reform Spending a Day with the Birds of Prey! Photography: the birds of prey at The High Desert Museum.



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.


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