A Month-Long Celebration of Independent Events
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.
SWIVEL Digital and Creative Marketing Conference – October 8-9, 2018
The Swivel digital + creative marketing conference offers education, perspective and entertainment. It brings thought leaders together with businesses in an environment that fosters improvement, progress, elevation, art – and fun.
BendFilm Festival – October 11-14, 2018
BendFilm is an independent Oregon film festival in the truest sense–rugged, brilliant, daring, adventurous, fun and engaging. Our festival is hosted in a number of local theaters including a historic movie theater downtown, a cozy and intimate movie house, a state-of-the-art cinema, inside a craft brewery, and a chic performance venue.
Bend Venture Conference – October 18-19, 2018
As the largest angel conference in the West, BVC takes place at the historic Tower Theatre, creating a high level of entrepreneurial activity and energy. Throughout the day attendees hear company pitches, break away for lunch to continue high-level networking at nearby restaurants, and take an active role in voting to determine the Early Stage outcome.
Bend Design Conference – October 25-27, 2018
Three days of talks, interactive workshops, hands-on exhibits, and collaboration-sparking conversations for everyone who’s curious about how design thinking can transcend job titles and help shape our shared future.
Tenth Month also features a variety of other events throughout the month of October, which can be found below. In addition, the High Desert Museum will also be showcasing the By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art and the Photographs of Edward S. Curtis all month long.