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.

We can go faster than ourselves!

Jordan Elliott



Born and raised in Idaho, where life was all about potatoes, and moved to Bend in the spring of 2008. The last ten years have been spent living two lives. The first as an intentional ski bum in the wasatch and central O, and the second as an accidental sailor. Living both lives under a sociological umbrella.

Come with me as I take you on a phenomenological investigatory journey into the evolution of Speed. The physical movement, not the drug, that in and of itself has served as the vehicle driving change throughout human civilization. We will see all the many ways man has been able to move his body at a rate that is faster than what his own flesh and bone can provide. Culminating with his most complex yet simple invention, The Sail Boat. Oh, and there will be giggling.



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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Other Partners


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Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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