Central Oregon
Ignite TAO: Bend v1

Event Details

Aug 17, 2017
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Event Location
OSU Cascades
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Tykeson Hall Room 111
Bend, OR 97703

TAO Member or Non Member - $5

Student - $3


1 mic, 5 minutes, 300 peers in the audience... no pressure, right?

What is Ignite TAO: Bend?

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by local people who have a burning idea and the guts to get onstage and share their personal and professional passions. Quick, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, and global - Ignite is all of these and more.

Ignite TAO: Bend will focus on topics around all kinds of tech.  What new products, services or research can really take technology to the next level?   Speakers are from the local Bend community with representatives across many verticals - we want to hear from you!

Speaker/Proposal Information

Ignite TAO: Bend draws a diverse crowd of practitioners, researchers, administrators, entrepreneurs, consultants and business professionals. The promise of new ideas and exciting solutions to difficult problems brings everyone together.

Proposals should include a brief written synopsis of your presentation and a brief bio about yourself. Show and tell something cool you've invented or found - no sales pitches please! Challenge us, inspire us, and show us how your idea can transform tech!


Proposals should be submitted online by June 23, 2017.  Once submitted, your proposal will be reviewed by the Ignite team.  Please include your contact information in case the team has questions about your proposal. Everyone who submits a proposal will be notified on the status of their application by July 10th.

Why attend Ignite TAO: Bend?

As an attendee, you'll learn about emerging, innovative, unconventional, inspiring, locally-sourced concepts and tools, and connect with a diverse and passionate crowd of like-minded innovation enthusiasts.  Most of all, you will have fun!  Ticket sales will be made available soon!


Registration will open Thursday, June 1st



Underwriting Sponsor



Interested in sponsoring this event?  Contact Teri at teri.hockett@techoregon.org for additional details.