Press Release: Ignite Bend Announces Speaker Line-Up for Sixth Event February 9, 2011

Before getting to the press release, I should post a disclaimer that I did submit a presentation proposal for Ignite Bend and it was accepted—so I’ll be speaking at the Tower next week. On the topic of brewing beer, go figure.

Bend, Oregon, February 1, 2011 – Ignite Bend returns to the Tower Theatre for its sixth community event.

Ignite Bend 6
Tower Theatre ‐ Bend, OR
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 ‐ 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Free Admission (Donations gratefully accepted)

Advance tickets sold out after four days of online registration. Standby tickets will be available at the Tower Theatre on the night of the event. Ignite Bend 6 will also be webcast live thanks to our multimedia partner, Pinnacle Media. Please visit the (, website on February 9th for the webcast link.

Presentations include the following speakers:

  • 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

As a free community event, Ignite Bend is thankful for community support in the form of sponsorships.

For additional information about the event, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please visit our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. You may also view past presentations on our Ignite Bend YouTube Channel.

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