Geekend Set for October 14 & 15, 2016, Tickets On Sale Now & Speaker Applications Available, for the Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference Phenomenon

SAVANNAH, GA. – The Creative Coast is pleased to announce its annual Geekend conference is set to kick off on October 14-15, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia’s beautiful historic district. The annual entrepreneurship and technology conference, now in its 3rd year, with The Creative Coast, has quickly become known for its intentionally interdisciplinary content to connect the brightest designers, coders, innovators, artists, technology mavericks and forward-thinking entrepreneurs.

“Geekend is where you, your employees, and your future partners, can go to know what you don’t know and master trends to impact your bottom line,” said Emily McLeod Sulkes. “It’s clear that both technology and entrepreneurship have important roles to play in the economy. The future of technology is important to entrepreneurship and vice versa. Geekend is the perfect opportunity for professional enhancement regardless of industry.”

With content-driven presentations, interactive workshops, thought-provoking panels, networking opportunities and undiluted information from top regional, national and international experts covering a variety of intertwined and interdisciplinary topics, Geekend is a perfect opportunity to interact with a diverse set of professionals, future collaborators and leaders on the forefront of the tech and creative industries.

Advanced tickets are on sale now and available online at www.geek-end.com at a discounted rate of $150 through June 30, 2016. After June 30, ticket cost increases to $250. Special room rates and travel information can also be found online at www.geek-end.com/travel-info/.

A complete schedule of events and featured speakers will be announced this fall. Past keynote speakers include Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai, TechShop Cofounder Mark Hatch, Selfie On A Stick co-founders Jacqueline Verdier and Dominic Suszanski, and John Burke, founder of True Ventures. Interested in joining this impressive group? The speaker application deadline is May 27 and applications can be found here: http://www.geek-end.com/speakers/

For more information, please contact Emily McLeod Sulkes at emily@thecreativecoast.org or geekend@thecreativecoast.com.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE COAST:
Originally founded in 1997 by a group of volunteers as CBETA (Coastal Business & Technology Alliance of Savannah), The Creative Coast has successfully evolved into a creative hub of entrepreneurship and innovation. It’s mission is to nurture the members of the Savannah community engaged in creative or innovative endeavors and to cultivate an environment in which they can thrive.With an autonomous independent board of directors and funding through the City of Savannah and the Savannah Economic Development Authority, The Creative Coast supports the entrepreneurial community of the creative coast region through mentoring and connecting individuals to its trusted resources to foster success. For more information, please visit www.thecreativecoast.org.

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