October 13-15, 2016

Savannah, Georgia

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“Awesome 48 hrs connecting with some of the most amazing tech innovators and makers!”

– Thomas Troisch, Art Director / Illustrator at Troublefish

“There’s nothing else like Geekend. It’s fun, it’s educational, and best of all, it’s full of entrepreneurial energy.”

– Kevin Lawver, Senior Web Developer at Lynxsy

“Come for the tech talks, stay for the cotton candy!”

– Nate Lynch, Design Manager & Lead User Interface Designer at Earlybird Creative

“It really was a fantastic weekend, and it was amazing to see so much powerful talent come together!”

– Ian Nott, Co-founder of Aetho

“The Geekend attendees gave me hope that there are people who fearlessly invent and make things that better the world.”

– Geekender

“Geekend made me want to immediately go home and start building things. Very inspiring speakers.”

– Steven Scarborough, Director of Interactive Design at Savannah College of Art and Design

“Biggest takeaway from Geekend? Savannah and its surrounding areas have a TON of creative and passionate entrepreneurs.”

– Meredith O'Malley Johnson, Community & Public Relations Director at One Spark

“Geekend is where I recharge my batteries every year – I get to see what everyone else has learned, all the stuff they’re excited out, and share my passions.”

– Kevin Lawver, Senior Web Developer at Lynxsy

“Geekend shows you don’t need 30,000 people flooding the streets for a great festival celebrating the best of the next generation of makers and doers.”

– Doug Gross, CNN.com

“The Geekend conference – where startup operators, business owners and entrepreneurs from the technology field get together to explore and swap ideas.”

– Gordon Deal, This Morning - America's First News radio program

“What I liked best – the entrepreneurial spirit, energy and passion that was very obviously present throughout the program.“

– Geekender

Meet the Geekers

(Geekend Speakers)

Jennifer Bonnett

General Manager, ATDC

Kevin Klinkenberg

Executive Director, Savannah Development and Renewal Authority

Kate Bagoy

UX / Full-Stack Designer for Startups

Ian Nott

Co-Founder & CTO, Aetho

Clegg Ivey

Guild Master, The Guild Hall

Greg Kolovich

Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Micro C

Sig Mosley

Managing Partner, Mosley Ventures

Jacqui Chew

Marketing Catalyst, ATDC

Kiki Roeder

Editor-in-Chief, Hypepotamus & Founder & Managing Principal, Redeor Strategy Studio

J Cornelius

Keynote

Dr. Ian Bogost

Keynote

Shane Matthews

Manufacturing Catalyst, ATDC

Chris Kelsey

Founder, Appsitude

G. Michael Lester

Technology Transfer Partnership Manager, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Technology Transfer Office

Spencer Pitman

Head of Product Strategy, Made In Space, Inc.

Ray Owens

President, DXM Marketing

Siobhan Egan

Co-editor, Paprika Southern

Bevin Jalbert

Co-editor, Paprika Southern

Ashlee Perkins

‎Executive Vice President, Business Development, Forge(x)

Lindsay Johns

Owner, Flutter Media

Rosario Robinson

Director, Anita Borg Institute Communities & Her Systers’ Keeper

Rodney Sampson

Chief of Diversity & Inclusion Initiiatives, TechSquare Labs

Erica Stanley

Founder, Acire Studios & Cofounder, Women Who Code - Atlanta

Ty Donaldson

Co-founder, Maven Makers

Tim Cone

Co-founder, Maven Makers

Jessica McGlory

Digital Marketing Manager, Engine Media Group

Betsy Plattenburg

Startup Catalyst, ATDC

Larry Patterson

Director, Advanced Computing Technologies, Gulfstream Aerospace

Russ Clark

Senior Research Scientist, Georgia Tech's School of Computer Science

Ed Davalos

Lead, SmartCities Solutions, AT&T Internet of Things Solutions

Neal Nellans

CEO, Ghost Machine

Margaret Martin

CEO, CN2, Inc.

Eric Sharpe

Founder & CMO, Digital Envy

Austin Miller

Co-founder, Esteem Therapeutics

John Wallace

Director of Innovation, Retail Solutions at Emerson Climate Technologies

James Bezner

General Manager, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems – Savannah Machinery Works

Ray Crowell

Partner & Managing Director, humble ventures

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Schedule

(October 13 - 15)

Day 00

Thursday, October 13th

Savannah's Startup Demo Day! Startups from along the Creative Coast will showcase to regional investors and the community at large. It'll feature pitches from ATDC's fall bootcamp companies and a startup alley of innovation and entrepreneurship. It's included in your Geekend ticket! PLEASE NOTE: Demo Day occurs at The Creators' Foundry (415 West Boundary Street). The rest of Geekend occurs at The Guild Hall (615 Montgomery Street).

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Day 01

Friday, October 14th

Get ready to rumble! It's the first day of sessions and workshops. So come ready to learn, share and meet some seriously cool geeks. We hope you are as excited about getting your geek-on as we are and we can't wait to meet each and every one of you! Today's sessions occur at The Guild Hall (615 Montgomery Street).

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Day 02

Saturday, October 15th

Geeks go hard! Never mind the after party on Friday, it's another full day of interesting topics and inspiring ideas. We know you're going to need a little more coffee than usual. We're ready! We promise! Today's sessions occur at The Guild Hall (615 Montgomery Street).

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