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 the right matters, reflections from the left

Greg Ranstrom

CivilSay, Outside Insights


I bring over 20 years experience working in the Leadership Industrial Complex (leadership training and development for managers of organizations). Lately I have been trying to apply a few of the useful lessons for the good of our community.

What happens when conservative and liberal Central Oregonians sit down and talk to each other? This is an account of my experience with a fledgling community dialogue process in Central Oregon. I will reflect on how we do and don't talk with each other and pose theories of why this is the case. I will also talk about how we form points of view, change our views, and the courage and presence required to listen and learn from others.



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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