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.

Top 5 Reasons Every Oregonian Needs An Electric Car.

Henry Abel



I've lived in Oregon since 1992. I'm one of only three guys in Bend that works at a bike shop but doesn't have a dog or like to drink beer. I do like to ride motorcycles and occasionally I'll stand up in front of a group of friends and strangers and talk about life.

By now, most of us are aware that electric vehicles exist, but a lot of Oregonians aren't ready to embrace new technology and still have a LOT of questions and reservations about EV's. As an owner of an electric car and an electric motorcycle, I'll attempt to break down and answer every silly and sensible question I've gotten about driving electric - in five minutes.



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.

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Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

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Other Partners


Mug Revolution


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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