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 6

February 9, 2011

Kate Willis — What is Ignite?
Brenda Gessner — Hitting the Road, a Trip out of the Mundane
Peter Werner — Understanding Your Credit
Bill Warburton — Cyclocross in Bend: An Insider's Take on Why it is Growing and How We All Stand to Benefit.
Jordan Elliott — We can go faster than ourselves!
Kristin Luck-Donatelli — 20 Simple Steps To Make It To The Playboy Mansion (Without Taking Your Clothes Off)
Andy Wade — Ultimate Frisbee and World Peace
Jon Abernathy — How to Brew Beer in 10 Easy Steps
Sara Yellich — Commitment and the art of facing your greatest fears.
Brian Tompkins — How to turn your kid into a Rock Star!
Cassondra Schindler — True Confessions of the Clothes-Minded

The live broadcast will begin at 7:00PM PST on February 9, 2011:


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

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Media Partner

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Other Partners


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Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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