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.

Watch Ignite Bend 8

February 23, 2012

Justin Iverson - What is Ignite?

Lisa Flynn - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Do These Big Girl Panties Make My Butt Look Big? A Fairy Tale for Our Modern Age

Timmy Crawford - I’ve Got 99 Cents and Not Going to Give You One

Spencer Dahl - Mirror Pond: History and Future?

Kelly Pofahl - The Secret Life of Metaphors

Rachel Wente-Chaney - Broncs, Barrels, Bulls, and Beer {Rodeo for Beginners}

Amanda Stuermer - Inspire Me… In Search of the True Source of Inspiration

Dan Gilmour - The Slow Way Across America and the Slow Way Home

ShanRae Hawkins - Austin Powers Said It

James Jaggard - Lichens: A Breath of Fresh Air

Sean Anderson - Roundabout Etiquette


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

Hand In Hand Productions

Media Partner

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Other Partners


Mug Revolution


Mt. Bachelor

Connexion Printing

Jill Rosell Photography


Thanks to these businesses for supporting Ignite Bend!

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