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 slow way across America and the slow way home

Dan Gilmour



I grew up in Bend and I have found it very hard to leave. I call Bend my home because of all the wonderful recreation oportunities here, be it mountain biking, skiing or fly fishing.

Last summer I packed a tent, sleeping bag and a camera into the saddlebags of my bicycle and two freinds and myself took a journey. We rode our bicycle to New York City from Portland, OR and then we turned around and rode back home; back to Bend. On the way we covered over 9000 miles total and experienced the topography of America at an average speed of 13 miles per hour. We rode through some of the most beautiful cities and natural treasures in the country and some areas I hope never to see again. We camped in baseball dugouts, abandoned houses, national parks, old drive in movie theaters, kind strangers back yards and friends living rooms. We rode into Joplin, MO a few weeks after a tornado tore the town into tiny pieces. We rode through Rain, snow, sleet, cold, a dizzying heat wave and some glorious sunshine sometimes too.



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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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!

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