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 4 Speakers

Kevin Smyth — What is Ignite?
Michelle Goodin — 143 Species in 4 Days (or something like that)
Ethan Maffey — 100 Live in 2009
Meri Glade — Stories from the Camera Phone of a Technomad
Nick Reese — “Try Not To Die”: Advice on Completing Your First Triathlon
Jeff Browning — Ultramarathons
Janette Sherman — I wish my life was a musical
Paul Arney — 6 months in 901 words, a poem.
Shannon Hinderberger — Vacationing Nebraska Style
Justin Iverson — Dr. Strangecoop or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Egg
Paul Evers — Conviction


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

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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