Savannah, Georgia

Geekend is a 2 day conference that brings together the brightest minds in technology and innovation and showcases Savannah's hottest startups and video game creators.

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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

Yvonne Jouffrault

Founder & Chief Product Officer, Tour Buddy Apps & Co-Founder of Flye

Clegg Ivey

Guild Master, The Guild Hall

Greg Kolovich

Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Micro C

Jason Premo

President, CEO, Design Engineer, Serial Entrepreneur, and Angel Investor

Kiki Roeder

President of the Redeor Strategy Studio & Managing Partner of Hypepotamus

Hannah Byrne

Hannah Byrne, Principal, BEYONDigital by HCL, Enterprise Digital Division, East Coast - ‎HCL Technologies

BAIRD HALL

Lead Scout, Fount & Founder, Wavve Inc.

DR. BARTOSZ WOJSZCZYK

Managing Partner, Decision Point Global, USA

RENEE SPURLIN

Vice President, Analytics & Digital Marketing, ARPR

DARLENE GILLARD JONES

Chief Community Officer & Founding Member, Digitalundivided

LESLEY FRANCIS

President & Founder, Lesley Francis PR

JACK MAMAIS

Director, Impeller Studios & Interactive Design & Game Development Professor, SCAD

ROB LINGLE

CEO & Code Wrassler, Oak.Works

NICK BATEY

CEO, Avant Games Inc. & Director of Information Technology at Chatham County

KEVIN DEWALT

Founder, ScribbleIQ

JOHN OSBORNE

Director of The Harbor Entrepreneur Center, & EA for Charleston Angel Partners

Noah Everett

Founder & CEO, TwitPic & Founder, Pingly

Shelley Steigerwald

Startup Product Marketer, CO-Founder Streetparkd

Carl Lewis

Data Journalist

James Averett

Video Game Character Designer

J Cornelius

Keynote

Dr. Justin Pounders

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Shane Matthews

Inventor & Manufacturing Catalyst, ATDC

G. Michael Lester

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

Kevin Lawver

Chief Technology Officer, Planted

Spencer Pitman

Head of Product Strategy, Made In Space, Inc.

Ray Owens

President, DXM Marketing

Siobhan Egan

Co-editor, Paprika Southern

Bethany Armstrong

Graphic Design and User Experience Professor, SCAD

Bevin Jalbert

Co-editor, Paprika Southern

Ashlee Perkins

Co-Founder/Chief Digital Marketing Strategist at Everyone.Marketing

Robert Floyd

Art Director & Lead Designer, Gauge Interactive

Rosario Robinson

Director, Anita Borg Institute Communities & Her Systers’ Keeper

Rodney Sampson

Chief of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, TechSquare Labs

Nate Lynch

User Experience Designer, Gulfstream Aerospace

Erica Stanley

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

Holly Beilin

Editor in Chief, Hypepotamus

Ty Donaldson

Co-founder, Maven Makers

Bob Wray

Project Manager, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

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

Margaret Martin

CEO, CN2, Inc.

Austin Miller

Co-founder, Esteem Therapeutics

Donny Slater

Creative Director, BCKYRD

Malcolm Howard

CTO, ProjectMQ

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

Day 01

Friday, January 27th

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, January 28th

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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