There’s a new event happening this summer and it’s one you don’t want to miss! Discover what makes Central Oregon so innovative at the first Innovation Day on July 18th at OSU-Cascades.

The event is coordinated by Opportunity Knocks and supported by a host of organizations including TAO, OSU-Cascades, The Bend Chamber and BendTECH. Here’s more from the organizers:

Innovation Day 2017 is a first-time Bend event that, similar to TEDxBend, PPP, and the Bend Venture Conference, will become a permanent fixture in Bend’s collaborative, people-driven culture.

The event will feature a speed-dating format allowing you to meet, hear and chat with our region’s leading innovators. Table discussion facilitators will include Scott Allan from HydroFlask talking with you about his company’s unusual culture, Shannon Keith sharing Sudara’s social impact concept, Jim Schell and Roger Lee discussing the role of collaboration in Central Oregon’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and Preston Callicott and Kelly Sparks will discuss the new Innovation District. And there’s so much more!

Learn, contribute and be inspired! Space is limited so register today to reserve your spot!

Tickets include breakfast bar, lunching on the lawn, ‘Jump Start Me’ idea share board, cocktail hour with entertainment by Innovation Day MC, Mosely Wotta. It sounds awesome. We’ll be there and you should too!

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at or

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