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 2

June 4, 2009

Kousefly — What is Ignite?
Marlee Norr — Facing the Consequences
Leslie Camacho — How Dungeons & Dragons Made Me the Boss
Brad Cohen — Eggs. Nature’s … well … everything really.
Kate Gronemyer — I like you but I wish you would stop talking for a minute: Introverts exposed.
Collin Robinson — People will pay me to do that?
Barb Troyer — How cupcakes inspired a conversation about pregnant cows & milk at my wedding party; or the joys of a Vegan (plant-based) diet.
Beth Patterson — How to walk around your life as if you were awake
Brett Golden — Take My Money. Please!
Shannon Hinderberger — Being a “natural mother” doesn’t work for everyone


Next Event

Ignite Bend 12
October 23, 2014 at 7pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE
($5 suggested donation is always appreciated)



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Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

10 Barrel Brewing • Backporch Coffee Roasters • Cathy Dorsett Massage • Crux Fermentation Project • Downtown Bend Business Association • Drake • Ideasmith • Oxford Hotel • Pine Mountain Sports • Rosell Wealth Management • Spa W • Spork