Get your geek on!
Geekend is the interactive conference phenomenon you have been waiting your whole life for. Geekend is your chance to interact with people taking the tech and creative industries by storm. Join us this November as the brightest geeks, designers, developers, artists, and social media mavericks flock to Savannah for several days filled with cutting edge speakers, fun-filled after parties, and amazing networking opportunities. Go to our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for all the Geekend details and updates.
To bring together the brightest geeks, designers, artists, social media mavericks and forward thinking entrepreneurs.
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What is Geekend?
Geekend is the annual gathering of the geek tribe. Geekend is what you might call an interactive conference with some truly awesome parties. It’s the kind of event that you’ll be texting, Tweeting and Facebooking from, while making all your friends back home super jealous. Geekend is a mashup, a meetup, and a Tweet-up all mixed together in a delicious Low Country boil of innovative ideas. It’s networking, Savannah style. It’s a veritable supermarket of fresh thoughts and delicious camaraderie. To sum Geekend up in one word is really quite impossible, but we tend to use this one: Fun.
Who you calling a Geek?
We are. Why? Because geeks are cool. But you know that right? Geeks are awesome. Geeks make the modern world go round. Geeks have intense passion for everything they do. Geeks don’t mess around. Geeks have gusto. Geeks get it done. Geeks come from every walk of life and work and play in every discipline. This Fall the geeks of the world will unite in Savannah, Georgia. So, unleash your inner geek and come and get your geek on.
Who should come to Geekend?
You should! Whether you are casually Twittering, Facebooking, texting or obsessively gaming, then you should definitely plan on coming. If you’re creating a super cool iPhone app, then you should come. If you are a designer, developer, blogger or a new media fanatic, then you should come. If you are obsessed with all the digital aspects of music, film and art, then you should plan on breaking it down at Geekend. Does the future of social media appeal to you? Does the direction of design grab your attention? Are you a creative who is just as adept at building your castles in the digital sandbox as you are at the beach? Then perfect, sign up now, because Geekend is for you.
Why is Geekend in Savannah, Georgia?
Simply put; Savannah is awesome! The city is one of the most incredibly beautiful, sophisticated, historic, and fun places to live in or visit. That’s because Savannah is a magnet for hip, creative types who’ve come here for business, school, the weather, the vibe, the beach, the architecture, the Spanish moss, the friendly locals, great food and energetic nightlife (and the fact that you can legally walk down the street with a cold adult beverage in a to-go cup that we like to call a “traveler”). Oh yeah, we’re also the most haunted city in America, but we get along well with our ghosts. Be aware though, that once you come to Savannah and it casts its spell on you, you’ll probably want to stay.
How much are tickets to Geekend in Savannah?
The early bird gets the best deal. All tickets include access to all three keynote talks, Friday and Saturday daytime sessions, lunch on Friday and Saturday, coffee and conversation on Friday and Saturday, and access to afterparties (you must be 21+ to attend those).
Early Bird (purchase before 9/1): $95
Regular Bird (On sale 9/2 through 11/10): $225
Student/Military Pass: $85
Big Bird (purchase before 11/10): $750
If you are a BIG BIRD, it means you are not only an advocate of Geekend, but you are also interested in helping us provide grants to Savannah Public School youth through our umbrella organization, Thinking Cap Inc. Your contribution lets you and a friend attend all aspects of the conference and pick up 2 Geekend t-shirts!
Go to Eventbrite to purchase.
I’ve bought my Savannah Geekend ticket on Eventbrite. Now what?
The Geekend “ticket” is a badge that you will pick up at the registration area at Geekend. You can print your Geekend confirmation page from Eventbrite and bring this with you to Geekend. We’ll have your name on our list and when you arrive we’ll present you with your official Geekend badge.
Badge pick up will begin on Thursday, November 8th at noon.
I’m interested in speaking at Geekend. Is there someone I can contact?
Your best bet is to apply for a session through our website. Please apply by July 29th. If you have any questions, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
I submitted a session. What happens next?
The talented Geekend crew will review all of the session submissions and make their selections in early August. You’ll be contacted via e-mail if the Geekenders have any questions or need follow up information. If your session has been accepted, we’ll let you know by mid to late August.
What happens if my session is chosen? What will I need to do?
Plan to be at Geekend 2012 and be ready to present to our crowd full of information-hungry geeks. You’ll have a lot of fun as a Geekend presenter and will meet lots of interesting folks along the way. It also means a commitment to working hard on your presentation and meeting all Geekend deadlines.
Does Geekend pay speaker fees? What about travel expenses?
Geekend does not pay speaker fees or travel expenses at this time. We’ll do everything we can to advise you on travel and hotel arrangements. Of course, you’ll get hooked up with schwag, a Geekend badge and guest passes for your friends.
Did we miss something? Have more questions?
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