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Join us for Tenth Month.

Bend Oregon's month-long celebration of ideas & innovation happening every October.

October is a wall-to-wall series of independently organized events exploring art,
culture, film, tech, and business. October is Bend's best-kept secret and not the time to hibernate. Create your own über-conference agenda here.

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ON THE 10MO BLOG: 10 THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED DURING TENTH MONTH

 

Swivel Digital Creative & Marketing Conference

OCT ​9 - OCT 10

SWIVEL IS A DIGITAL MARKETING + CREATIVE CONFERENCE WITH BIG CITY SPEAKERS & HANDS-ON, HOW-TO WORKSHOPS
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BendFilm

OCT 12 - OCT ​15

BENDFILM CELEBRATES INDEPENDENT FILM BY FEATURING SHORTS, DOCUMENTARIES & INDIE FILMS
WEBSITE

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OCT 1​9 - OCT 20

BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE IS THE LARGEST ANGEL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE IN THE NW CONNECTING STARTUPS WITH FUNDING
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OCT 2​6 - OCT 2​7

BEND DESIGN CONFERENCE
IS A CELEBRATION OF DESIGN THINKING & DOING WITH HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS, TOURS & CONVERSATIONS
WEBSITE

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MORE TENTH MONTH EVENTS HAPPENING IN BEND

  • Venture Out Festival

    Venture Out Festival

    OCTOBER 1​8, 201​7

    If you have an outdoor company, you'll want to mark your calendar to attend the Venture Out Festival at the Tower Theater. Your company could receive over $100,000 in funding​!

    Venture Out Festival
  • Bend Venture unConference

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    Bend Venture unConference

    2- 4pm OCTOBER 12, 2016

    Want to win the wild card, early stage spot at the Bend Venture Conference and a chance to compete for $15,000 early stage prize? Want to drink free beer, listen to awesome ideas and cheer on general entrepreneurness? Then you better come to the seventh annual unConference.

    This year we’re keeping the un — that is a casual, fun, low-tech pitch fest, no powerpoints, no lengthy presentations, no stress — and adding more fun.

    The event will be at the Capitol in downtown Bend. All are welcome. It’s organized by the Tech Alliance of Central Oregon and this blog, and sponsored by BendBroadband. Startup founders can sign up to pitch as soon as the door opens. We have 15 slots and they are first come, first serve.

    We’ll listen. We’ll cheer and ring cowbells (thanks to Bendbroadband we nearly 100 to give away) in support of good ideas. The audience will vote. And the winner will pitch his or her startup as part of the early stage competition at the BVC Friday, Oct. 14. Please see the rules for who is eligible to win below.

    For those headed to the Venture Out Festival Wednesday evening, we plan to wrap up by 4:30. So take a break from your desk and come unConference with us. See you there!

    DETAILS

    When: Wednesday, Oct. 12
    Where: The Capitol 190 NW Oregon Ave (Downtown Bend) Doors open at 2 p.m.
    Pitches start at 2:30 p.m.
    Winner announced at 4:20 p.m.
    Event is free

    STARTUP INFO
    Any startup can sign up to pitch. But to win the chance to present on the BVC stage, you must:

    • Be based in Central Oregon.
    • Not have presented the same startup concept on the BVC stage before.
    Sign ups to pitch are first come, first serve.You can sign up beginning at 2 p.m.
    There are 15 spots Pitches are 3 minutes, with time for one or two questions.

    Presented by Tech Alliance of Central Oregon (TACO) and StartupBend
    Sponsored by BendBroadband
    Bend Venture unConference
  • 4th Annual Base Camp Studio Painting Marathon

    4th Annual Base Camp Studio Painting Marathon The 4th Annual Base Camp Studio Painting Marathon is a unique public art-making event that brings together hundreds of people of all ages in Crow’s Feet Commons to enjoy the spectacle of a collaborative art project. This year's "Carnival of Creativity" is First Friday, October 7th. More than 25 local artists work together in teams to create large-scale paintings from 3pm - 9pm. A special free Kid's Event takes place from 4pm -7pm. And there will be interactive stations throughout. This festive outdoor art-making event celebrates Base Camp Studio’s core mission to "cultivate creativity and build community" and helps generate awareness of current and future programs serving young children, teens, people with disabilities and the wider community. The festivities continue Saturday, October 8th from 7pm - 10pm with a concert at Crow's Feet Commons featuring The Helio Sequence. Tickets are $10 and proceeds support Base Camp Studio's Art Therapy programs.
    4th Annual Base Camp Studio Painting Marathon

 

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