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.

Ignite Bend 10 Speakers

We are pleased to announce the speakers that have been selected for Ignite Bend 10! We hope that you will join us at this outstanding community event!

  • Garrett Gladden — What is Ignite?
  • Robert Kieffer — The Surprisingly Fascinating [and Bloodthirsty!] History Of Copyright  
  • PJ (Pam) Stevenson — Life, in a shoebox  
  • Judy Shasek — Talk Story: Media, Youth and Fresh Perspective  
  • Beth Patterson — Croned and Gathering No Moss  
  • Kristin Luck — Keeping My Breasts By Nixing Brie & Burgers: A Reluctant Vegan's Tips for Conversion  
  • Pauly Anderson — A Story of Redemption, one Frog at a time.  
  • Catrina Gregory — The Beginner's Guide To Bend  
  • Kevin and Linda English — White Undies: Stories and Tips from our 12 Home Exchanges  
  • Reese Mercer — Sharing The Fido Love...  
  • Eric Magidson — Your Life is a Business  

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.


We're looking for sponsors for Ignite Bend! Please download a Sponsor Packet or check out the Sponsorships page for details.

Flame Sponsors

Would you like to be a Flame Sponsor? Check out our Sponsorship benefits and sign up today!

Ember Sponsors

Berg Real Estate Brokers


Home System Solutions

Wanderlust Tours

Alpenglow Vacation Rentals

The Village Baker

Anjou Spa

Spark Sponsors



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!

Ideasmith • Silver Moon Brewing • Hot Box Betty • Where To Eat Guide • Dahlia's Consigment • Sara Bella Upcycled • Hypnotherapy Healing • Humm Kombucha • Robbie Bianchi • Café Sintra • Bellatazza • Spa W