FAQs

What is Geekend?

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.

I'm not sure whether I belong at Geekend. How can I tell?

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.

 

Who should come to Geekend?

Geekenders come from all walks of life and get different things out of their experience:

  • Founders connect with others in the startup ecosystem. At Geekend, they’re surrounded by people who care about improving themselves, their companies and products, and our world.
  • Employers seize the opportunity to share their innovations with an engaged audience — and they get to see what everyone else is up to.
  • Professionals gain exposure to processes of innovation and iteration that they can take back to their workplaces.
  • Students get a heck of an introduction to local companies and initiatives — and they leave with a list of people to add to their professional networks.
  • Families jump in to explore and share new ideas and experiences.
  • Creatives come to connect with like-minded peers in the tech and design community  who are excited about what’s next. Also for the coffee.
  • Out-of-towners leave with a renewed impression of what Savannah is about. We’re a gorgeous slice of the historic South, but we’re looking to the future!

Why is Geekend in Savannah?

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.

How much are tickets to Geekend in Savannah?

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+).

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I’ve bought my Geekend ticket! Now what?

You’re all set! You can pick up your Geekend badge at registration. (Details forthcoming.)

What if I'm interested in volunteering at Geekend?

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!

 

 

I’m interested in speaking at Geekend. How do I apply?

It’s as simple as filling out the application! We’ll be in touch soon with next steps.

I submitted a speaker application. What happens next?

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.

Does Geekend pay speaker fees? What about travel expenses?

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.

Have more questions?

Shoot us an email at geekend@thecreativecoast.org.

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