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.

Word From Your Mother

Jodie Barram

Mayor Pro Tem, City of Bend & Substitute Educational Assistant

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Born in Redmond, Oregon, 40 years ago, I’ve lived throughout the Western US with Central Oregon as home base because this is where both sides of my family are from. It is precisely this focus that led my husband and I to want to raise our children here. As a woman, and more specifically a mother, I’m continually impressed by the ways moms show up in our community and the profound impact they have on the next generation.

“Word From Your Mother” recalls those key words or phrases that get passed down, shaping the relationship between a child and parent. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, frequently right on cue, Moms know how to get their point across when it matters. Even after being sure we’d never say some of ‘those things’ to our kids, we find ourselves coming back to them as strategically as our moms did. Word.



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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Multimedia Partner

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

The Source Weekly

Other Partners


Mug Revolution


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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