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.

Under the Influence

Mikayla Lewis



I'm Mikayla, I've lived in Bend, Oregon, my whole life, and I fully understand how blessed I am to have done so.

That makes eighteen years I've been here, and so far, I've spent my time writing, reading, fishing, hunting, talking feverishly about science fiction (don't worry, I will keep that to the bare minimum if my IB presentation is accepted), and singing show tunes (will not be included in IB presentation - you're welcome).

After years of essay-writing, speech contests, and yearbook editing, I graduated high school in 2014 and am now working full-time as an office manager. At this point in time, I know more about what I love than I know about what I'm doing next - which leads, of course to my interests.

I have always been fascinated by the science of words, and I adore story-telling with a passion. It is those two things that have encouraged me to speak at Ignite Bend.

The power of communication influences your every waking moment. Whether you are being praised or insulted, whether engaged in small talk or intense discussion, and whether you like it or not, language is your ever-present companion, and her power is too often underestimated.

If my presentation is accepted, I intend to explore the glorious and infinite potential of the words we speak. The topic itself is banal at best, but when understood, it is life-changing. and well it should be, as it has already had its way shaping each and every one of our lives.

This talk is about how your word-view will change your worldview.



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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