The Creative Coast to team with The Guild Hall

Article from Business in Savannah.

The Creative Coast is teaming up with The Guild Hall to present Geekend, their annual interactive design and coding conference this fall.

According to a press release, The Guild Hall, a creative campus of about four buildings between Montgomery Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, will provide space for this year’s conference from Oct. 15-17.

Geekend brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, makers, designers, coders and other creative types to discuss and celebrate cutting-edge developments. The three-day event includes content-driven presentations, interactive workshops and panel discussions intended to spark conversations and encourage networking.

“It’s such a great match of lineup to locale and will give Geekend attendees a concrete backdrop for the ideas raised,” said Emily McLeod, program manager of The Creative Coast Inc. “Batman has the Bat Cave, the Avengers have Stark Tower and Geekend has The Guild Hall.”

The Guild Hall is a “thirdspace” for creative individuals that allows its members to play, create and network on its four-building campus. The space boasts a makerspace, a black box theater, several computer labs and other creative spaces that organizers say will be a perfect fit for Geekend.

This year’s theme is “Growth,” expressed through innovation, creativity and technology. Keynote speakers will be announced later.

Registration for Geekend 2015 begins at $150, including access to speakers and workshops, lunches and admission to all receptions. As a part of the partnership, members of The Guild Hall who attend a total of ten events at The Guild Hall and/or Creative Coast between May and September, will earn $50 off their ticket to Geekend.

Punch cards for the promotion can be received at either facility from May 1. Tickets to Geekend 2015 are available at a special early-bird rate of $150 at http://www.geek-end.com/tickets/.

After July 14, the regular rate of $250 will take effect.

Applications are being accepted for speakers for Geekend 2015. To apply, go to geek-end.com/speakers/apply.