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.

Why Dogs Are Better Than Boyfriends. Or Are They?

Katherine Alexander



Katherine is a Southern California native, but has endured Central Oregon winters for the last 18 years. Her hobbies include travel, shoes and whiskey. When she's not driving her daughter to ballet practice, she can be found wiping up dog drool from her overzealous Boston Terriers.

Men will buy you chocolate. Dogs have a toxic reaction to chocolate. A man will hold your hand. A dog will lick his privates and then try to lick your face off. Which makes for a better relationship - the one who might walk out on you or the one that just wants to go for a walk? Katherine will present a completely unbiased opinion on the matter with the help of her two Boston Terriers.



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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