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'Ignite Bend 11' submissions sought

BEND, Ore. - Ignite Bend is seeking submissions for its eleventh iteration slated for Wednesday, October 23rd. The Tower Theatre will again host the popular community event that promises an entertaining evening of fast paced storytelling and inspiration.

The Ignite format allows each speaker 5 minutes to amuse, educate, and enlighten audiences with a prepared presentation. In the past, talks have covered a wide variety of topics including home brewing, rodeo and ultra marathons.

The final deadline for presentation proposals is Monday, October 7th.  Speakers will be selected based on feedback and votes collected online from the community, as well as a voting party.

Submit proposals at the Ignite Bend website ( where you will also find information regarding sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. The presenters selected to speak at Ignite Bend 11 will receive a handmade coffee mug from Mug Revolution bearing the Ignite Bend logo.

Bend's eleventh Ignite event will be webcast live thanks to our multimedia partner, Hand in Hand Productions. 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.

As a non-profit organization, Ignite Bend relies on the support of community businesses, groups and individuals to keep events free. Volunteers will also be accepting a suggested donation of five dollars at the door.

ABOUT IGNITE BEND – If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only had 20 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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