Geekend is a two-day conference where movers, makers, doers, thinkers and creators converge. Held annually since 2009, the event showcases the best and brightest innovators from tech, education, design, engineering and business in Savannah and beyond.
Allow us to dispel the stereotypes: Being a geek isn’t about wearing pocket protectors and spending every weekend practicing your 2,000-digit recitation of pi. Being a geek is about owning your passions and having the courage to put them out into the world.
Do you like to explore new thoughts and ideas? Do you laugh in the face of adversity? Are you interested in the human condition and where we’re headed as a species? Do you love to trade knowledge with like-minded people?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you definitely belong at Geekend.
And if your passions involve wearing pocket protectors and reciting pi, that’s awesome. Geekenders don’t judge.
Geekenders come from all walks of life and get different things out of their experience:
Savannah is a magnet for creatives and big thinkers who relocate here for business, school, the weather, architecture, great food, and sense of community. You may hear locals describe Savannah as “a big small town.” What this means to Geekenders is that there are ample opportunities to get involved but not so many that you get lost in the crowd. It’s the perfect fertile ground to plant the seed of a new idea…and that’s what Geekend is about.
Geekender: $50 (Only 50 tickets available at this price! Get ’em while they’re hot!)
Student Geekender: $30 with valid student ID
VIP Geekender: $325
All tickets include access to all keynote talks, workshops, panel discussions, the Pitch Circus, lunch on Friday and Saturday, coffee and conversation on Friday and Saturday, and access to afterparties (ages 21+).
You’re all set! You can pick up your Geekend badge at registration. (Details forthcoming.)
Congratulations for being awesome. We’re on the lookout for smart and friendly volunteers to help in the time leading up to Geekend as well as on the days of the conference. Sign up here!
It’s as simple as filling out the application! We’ll be in touch soon with next steps.
The talented Geekend crew will review all of the session submissions. You’ll be contacted via e-mail if the Geekenders have any questions or need follow up information. If you’ve been selected as a speaker, you’ll be notified by mid-December, at which time you’ll also be informed of Geekend presenter deadlines.
At this time, Geekend does not have the resources to pay speaker fees or travel expenses. We’ll do everything we can to advise you on travel and hotel arrangements. Of course, you’ll get hooked up with free goods, a Geekend badge and a guest badge for a friend.
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