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.

Sponsor an Ignite 

Keep it Burning — Ignite Bend needs your support

As a volunteer-run free event held twice a year, we rely on the generosity of individuals, companies and other organizations to make Ignite Bend possible. Ignite Bend is a non-commercial, creative event that happens twice a year at the Tower Theatre. Ignite brings a twist to the same old lecture format that you’re used to. It’s cool. It’s fun. We can’t wait to see you at a future Ignite!

Ignite Bend is a force for raising the collective IQ and building connections in Bend and the surrounding communities. Ignite is about celebrating Bend’s growing arts and culture scene, and helps to attract and retain creative minds with it’s inclusive appeal. 

Who attends Ignite Bend?

Ignite Bend attendees are primarily age 25-45, college educated and enjoy a broad variety of activities such as reading, cycling and movies. They are hungry for knowledge and interaction—key components of Ignite Bend.

What topics are presented at Ignite Bend?

We seek talks that will inspire and teach, not recruit or pitch products, and presenters are asked to keep their talks to “PG- 13” appropriate topics. Presenters range in age from 12 to 80!

Why should my organization sponsor Ignite Bend?

100% of sponsor dollars go toward venue rent, insurance, refreshments, and general operating costs of the event. 

  • Excellent publicity for your company, product or organization. 
  • Show your commitment to Bend’s creative arts and intellectual events. 
  • Connect your company or organization with the community in a light and fun environment. 
  • Video of previous Ignite Bend events are archived at www.ignitebend.com for future viewing

    What about “in kind” donations – like services or raffle prizes? 

    Sometimes we do these if it’s a good fit. Drop us a line and let us know what you have in mind. 

    What are your sponsorship categories? 

    • Flame – $500 cash donation
    • Ember – $250 cash donation
    • Spark – $100 cash donation
    • Partner – Goods or services valued at $500 or greater
    • Supporter – all other donations (door prizes etc.)

    Other sponsorship amounts, repeat sponsor incentives and custom sponsorships available. Contact our sponsorship coordinator at sponsors@ignitebend.com for more information. 

     Sponsor Benefits   Flame   Ember   Spark   Partner   Supporter 
     Reserved Tickets to Ignite Bend
     Preferred Seating Yes  No  No  No  No 
     Display collateral and banner at Ignite Bend events Yes  No  No  No  No 
     Sponsor slide show at Ignite Bend events Logo Logo  Text  Logo  Text 
     Listing on Ignite Bend website Logo w/ link  Logo w/ link  Text w/ link  Logo w/ link  Text (no link) 
     Program listing at Ignite Bend events Large Logo  Medium Logo  Text  Medium Logo  Text 

    How do I sponsor? 

    • Complete the Sponsor Commitment Form.
    • Attach a check (made out to “Ignite Bend”) or a statement indicating the value of goods/services donated.
    • Mail them to:
      Ignite Bend 
      PO Box 593 
      Bend, OR 97709

    After your donation is received, the sponsorship coordinator will contact you if we require a large, high-resolution version of your logo for display on our website and at the event. 

    Questions? Contact our sponsorship coordinator at sponsors@ignitebend.com.

    Can I donate online? 

    Yes! Click on the “Donate” button on the right. If your donation is $100 or more please send a completed Sponsorship Commitment Form to us so that we can make sure that you are acknowledged at the correct sponsorship level. 


    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