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Ignite Bend 11 speakers announced

BEND, Ore. - Following an incredible response to a call for presentation ideas, we are pleased to announce the speakers that have been selected for Ignite Bend 11. We hope that you will join us at this outstanding community event!

Ignite Bend 11

Tower Theatre - Bend, OR

October 23, 2013 - 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

  1. Chela Sloper — The Hot Dog Defense for Marriage Equality
  2. Emilie Cortes — Peak Performance
  3. Robert Kieffer — The Life of a Bitcoin: Explaining the Most Controversial Currency Ever Invented
  4. Amy Clark — Seeing Double
  5. Michelle Alvarado — In Search of Giants
  1. Jodie Barram — Word From Your Mother
  2. Kyle D. Will — Fixing the world, one athlete at a time! Transformative Coaching vs. Transactional Coaching
  3. Kilee Johnson — Being Kind
  4. Ed Endsley — Discovery is seeing the same things and thinking different.
  5. Diane Allen — The Rewards of Volunteerism...PRICELESS!

General admission tickets for Ignite Bend 11 are free and will be available at beginning at noon on October 11, 2012, and at the door beginning at 6:30 PM the night of the event. Ignite Bend 11 will also be webcast live thanks to our multimedia partner, Hand in Hand. Presentations may also be selected for inclusion in the O'Reilly "Ignite Show" which highlights a different talk from Ignite events around the world for weekly broadcast at their site.

Volunteers are needed to help Ignite Bend run smoothly. Please contact Jordan Elliott ( if you wish to help at the event on October 23, 2013.

ABOUT IGNITE BEND – If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 PowerPoint slides and they rotated automatically every 15 seconds? Around the world people have been putting together "Ignite" nights to share their answers. Visit the Ignite Bend website ( to find out more about local events. More information about Ignite Events held around the world can be found at O'Reilly's Ignite website (

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