February 2-3, 2018

Savannah, Georgia

Bringing together the brightest minds in tech and innovation

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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

“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

Geekend Speakers

Amanda Fox

Creative Director @ STEAMPunksEdu

Jennifer Bonnett

General Manager @ ATDC

Lior Weinstein

Chief Experience Officer @ Steady

Susan Zheng

Co-founder & CEO @ Planted

Connie Wong

Co-founder & COO @ Planted

Brandon Keepers

Director of Open Source @ GitHub

Michael Maziar

Investor Relations Manager @ ATDC

Chris Nusbaum

Simulation Engineer @Gulfstream

Gregory Kolovich

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer @ Micro C Imaging

Charley Erdman

Associate Partner, Experience Design @ Dfuzr Industries

Cres Ferrell

Vice President @ BIP Capital

Aram Cookson

Professor of Interactive Design & Game Development @ SCAD

Kelly Carlton

Creative Director, Designer, Professor, Chair of Motion Media Design @ SCAD

Gray Somerville

Co-Founder & CEO @ LaunchPath

Ben Kromnick

CTO @ Esteem Therapeutics

Anthony Bagsby

Director @ Indienomicon

Blair Cooper

Senior UI Designer @ Treyarch

Brian Shurtleff

Game Designer @ 1st Playable Productions

Brian Canada

Creator of Bugs 'N Boo Hags

Devin O'Bryan

Design Internship Program Lead @ IBM Maelstrom

Sean Geng

Co-founder & CEO @ Smoke Cartel

Max Howell

Co-founder & Lead Developer @ Codebase

Robert Gadd

President @ OnPoint Digital

Thomas Brush

Founder @ Atmos Games

Timothy Lewis

Advisor @ DNA Fund

Dave Racicot

Founder @ Thatcher's Organic Spirits

Nathan Hosselton

Director of Education @ Codebase

Jess Telmanik

Designer & Developer @ Jess Telmanik "Art"

Jack Mamais

Director @ Impeller Studios

Sarah Pounders

Account Manager @ Tour Buddy Apps

Aleshia Howell

CEO @ Codebase

Erik Reagan

Co-founder & Operations Director @ Focus Lab

Nick Batey

CEO @ Avant Games, Director of IT @ Chatham County

Eddie Edenfield

Co-founder & CTO @ Open Angler

Kevin Dewalt

Founder & CEO @ Prolego

Alyssa Greenman

User Experience Designer @ GulfStream Aerospace

Cyril Guichard

Co-founder @ Garage Collective

Christine Wacta

Founder @ Geogen

Emily Bargeron

Creative Director & Owner @ Mamie Ruth

Patrick Bentley

Emerging industries Project Manager @ SEDA

Murem Sharpe

Principal @ StrategyRx, CMO @ Micro C Imaging

Keith Fletcher

COO @ Speros

Christopher Via

President @ Avesca, LLC

Peter Biekarck

Co-founder & Lead Designer @ Owl + Bear

Jared Jester

Founder & CEO @ JCOM

Julian Lewis

Principal @ Walnut Creek Investments

SuAnne Fu

Co-founder @ Task Creatives

D.J. Henley

Digital Marketing Strategist @ Gauge

Justin Pounders

Lead Data Science Instructor @ General Assembly

Olivia Rado

User Experience Designer @ Launch Interactive

Joshua Brown

UI/UX Manager @ OnPoint Digital

Kevin Lawver

CTO @ Planted

Kunal Patel

Co-founder & CTO @ brandVR

Holly Beilin

Editor-in-Chief @ Hypepotamus

Tavonia Evans

Founder & CEO @ $Guap Coin

Jesse Cole

Owner @ Savannah Bananas, Keynote Speaker, Author & Host of Business Done Differently

Lisa Calhoun

General Partner @ Valor Ventures

Darby Cox

Co-founder & COO @ Smoke Cartel

Kelly Shaver

Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies @ College of Charleston

David Nelems

CEO @ Don Ryan Center for Innovation

Jonathan Lambright

Professor of Engineering Technology @ Savannah State University

Corey Toler-Franklin

Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Science and Engineering @ University of Florida

Philip Brown

Owner @ PERC Coffee

Josh Nichols

Software Developer, Operations @ GitHub

Malcolm Howard

Co-founder & CTO @ ProjectMQ

Tiffany Wilson

CEO @ Global Center for Medical Innovation

Susan Catron

Executive Editor @ Savannah Morning News & savannahnow.com

Susan Isaacs

Principal @ Paragon Design Group

Nicole Pope

Attorney @ HunterMaclean

Don’t miss your chance to meet the people behind Savannah’s hottest products, experiences and companies!

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(February 2 - 3)

Day 01

Welcome to Geekend! Our first day's sessions are dedicated to startups and innovative thinking to grow and scale your business. Come ready to learn, share, and connect with your fellow Geekenders. End the day at Pitch Circus, and chase with a few cocktails at the afterparty!

Check it out!

Day 02

Make like your laptop charger and plug in, because today is all about serious fun. Discover what goes into video game development, explore the world in a new way with the latest in augmented and virtual reality technologies, and play the day away our Indie Game Arcade.

Check it out!