Beginning this summer the Ignite programming that TAO hosts each year is expanding! With Central Oregon representation having started last year with Teri Hockett and Southern Willamette Valley growing rapidly after 2 years in the region, we decided it was time to bring Ignite TAO across the state.
Ignite TAO has traditionally been the name used for our Developer & Engineering Community program that celebrated its eighth year this past March. As we saw the excitement of that event grow, our Digital Health Community also took notice and began a health-themed Ignite under TAO almost five years ago.
As Ignite Talks expand across the world and we see more local cities hosting these events, we were offered the opportunity to keep and grow the Ignite TAO brand by offering more locations, themes, and areas of interest.
Ignite TAO: Bend – July 18th – Info here
Our first year officially being in Bend will be kicking off their inaugural Ignite TAO this summer! Applications are currently open through May 19th. Plan to join us in Bend on July 18th as we celebrate Ignite TAO: Bend for the first time and engage with the rapidly growing tech community in Central Oregon.
Ignite TAO: Southern Willamette Valley – September 29th – Sign up for info here (select Community – Southern Willamette Valley)
The Southern Willamette Valley office, now embarking on its third year has seen tremendous growth in Eugene and beyond. Their signature events Hack for a Cause, Experience Oregon Tech see an amazing turnout from the local region, so we are anxiously awaiting to launch Ignite TAO there this fall. Mark your calendars for September 29th in Springfield, OR as well as June 12th, when applications will go live.
Ignite TAO: Health – November 9th – Sign up for info here (select Community – Digital Health)
Now celebrating its fifth year, our previously titled Health Ignite will now be more formally under the Ignite TAO brand this year as Ignite TAO: Health. Returning to OMSI for another large theater experience, Ignite TAO: Health will continue to push those in and connected to healthcare to think differently and outside of the box. Spend your summer preparing for submissions, when they open on August 7th and plan to join us in Portland again on November 9th for this great event!
Can’t wait until July to see the next Ignite TAO live? Check out our previous Ignite TAO talks through our YouTube playlist. This is a great place to save for the future, as we continue to grow and share Ignite TAO throughout our region.