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October 10, 2016

 

Media Contact:          Jennifer Abshire

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The Creative Coast’s Geekend Conference Postponed Due to Hurricane Matthew

 

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Due to ongoing cleanup efforts following Hurricane Matthew, The Creative Coast announced today it is delaying its annual Geekend conference originally scheduled for October 14-15, 2016 in Savannah, Ga.’s beautiful historic district.

“While we’re disappointed to have to postpone Geekend, it has become clear that recovery efforts for attendees, presenters, friends and family take precedence over staging a conference,” said Kait Lance at The Creative Coast. “We look forward to hosting a vibrant and energetic conference soon.”

The annual entrepreneurship and technology conference, now in its third year with The Creative Coast, has quickly become known for its intentionally interdisciplinary content to connect the brightest designers, coders, innovators, artists, technology mavericks and forward-thinking entrepreneurs.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE COAST:

Originally founded in 1997 by a group of volunteers as CBETA (Coastal Business & Technology Alliance of Savannah), The Creative Coast has successfully evolved into a creative hub of entrepreneurship and innovation. It’s mission is to nurture the members of the Savannah community engaged in creative or innovative endeavors and to cultivate an environment in which they can thrive.With an autonomous independent board of directors and funding through the City of Savannah and the Savannah Economic Development Authority, The Creative Coast supports the entrepreneurial community of the creative coast region through mentoring and connecting individuals to its trusted resources to foster success. For more information, please visit www.thecreativecoast.org.

 

Student Tickets Now Available for Geekend 2016!

You will not believe what just $39 will get you at Geekend this year...

We have HUGE news here at the Creative Coast… We just opened up $39 tickets exclusively for students (compared to the normal price of $250!!). Geekend 2016 is scheduled for Oct. 14-15. If you’ve never been before, Geekend brings together a unique mix of entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, coders, and technology mavericks. You will be able to hear content-driven presentations, go to interactive workshops, thought-provoking panels, and have access to undiluted information/networking opportunities from top experts in both technology and entrepreneurship. The full schedule is available here.

Some highlights of the lineup include:

  • Human Centered Design: The Business Advantages of Design Thinking
  • What Are Investors Looking For?
  • Diversity in Tech
  • How Can Play Increase Creativity
  • NASA’s Tech Transfer Program
  • AR/VR in the Real World
  • Social Media Smackdown
  • Growing and Selling Your Business

In addition, throughout the weekend there will be three happy hours (for those over 21, of course), as well as breakfast and lunch provided each full day to fuel up on much needed energy. One can’t get much of a better deal with all of these awesome resources for just $39 – here again is the link to purchase your tickets!!

 

Don’t forget that included in your ticket this year is Startup Demo Day where innovators and investors can meet in a relaxed environment and hear pitches from startups in the area, setting the tone for the entrepreneurial weekend ahead of us. By the end of the weekend, regardless if you are part of a large corporation, are just thinking of starting up your own creative endeavor, or simply have a curious tech mind, you will come away from Geekend with a fresh perspective on how to make your creative potential come to fruition.

THANK YOU to the Geekend 2016 Team!

Savannah, GA (September 13, 2016)

It is a known rule in the entrepreneurial world that it is vital to surround yourself with the best people possible – even if they’re smarter, and in our case, just as (if not more?) fabulously enthusiastic about nurturing geek-culture and entrepreneurship in our region. That’s exactly how we formed awesome connections with our sponsors, the best of the best in Savannah, and beyond, to bring Geekend to you!

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Advanced Technology Development Center partners with The Creative Coast to sponsor Geekend conference

Annual fall conference draws makers, hackers, and others in the technology entrepreneurial space to Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah, GA (June 28, 2016)

Advanced Technology Development Center partners with The Creative Coast to sponsor Geekend conference. Annual fall conference draws makers, hackers, and others in the technology entrepreneurial space to Savannah, Georgia.

Geekend 2016, scheduled for Oct. 14-15 (tickets available here), will bring makers, hustlers, hackers, and designers together — along with other entrepreneurial innovators in the technology and creative spaces — to foster new partnerships, pursue networking opportunities, and kick start the launch of new ideas.

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Geekend Arcade: Where Kids Create NOT Just Consume

The Geekend Arcade - Three Years Strong. Submit Student Games Today.

Savannah, GA (May 05, 2016)

The 2015 Geekend Arcade showcased around 40 games built by 4th-8th grade students from the community, and almost 200 people had fun playing with them. It was great to see the kids inspired by their peers’ work and the proud parents when their kid’s game was showcased! Check out last year’s games here!

With two year’s of Geekend Arcade success under our belts, our goal is bigger for this year – we want more games, more kids, and more members of the community to be involved. We’re excited about working together with some amazing schools and organizations that teach kids to code. We’d love to work with you as well!

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Create Like a Geek! Win a Free Ticket to Geekend!

The Geekbot Can't Wait to See Your Creative Talents at Work!

Savannah, GA (May 04, 2016)

One of the signature parts of Geekend is the fabulous Geekend robot or “Geekbot.” You can print your own Geekbot in 3D or 2D (that’s on normal paper folks!) formats. The social media post that creates the largest audience by June 15 (a combination of likes or shares across platforms) will be awarded a ticket to Geekend – valued at $250. The prize also comes with much self-congratulatory awesomeness. Don’t forget to use #geekend #geekbot so we can find your awesome work!

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Geekend Set for October 14 & 15, 2016

Geekend Set for October 14 & 15, 2016, Tickets On Sale Now & Speaker Applications Available, for the Entrepreneurship and Technology Conference Phenomenon

Savannah, GA (April 25, 2016)

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Monday, April 25th, 2016

The Creative Coast is pleased to announce its annual Geekend conference is set to kick off on October 14-15, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia’s beautiful historic district. The annual entrepreneurship and technology conference, now in its 3rd year, with The Creative Coast, has quickly become known for its intentionally interdisciplinary content to connect the brightest designers, coders, innovators, artists, technology mavericks and forward-thinking entrepreneurs.

“Geekend is where you, your employees, and your future partners, can go to know what you

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Gather and Grow with Innovators & Entrepreneurs at Geekend

Kicking Off October 15

Savannah, GA (August 25, 2015)

The Creative Coast is once again bringing together the brightest designers, coders, innovators, artists, technology mavericks and forward-thinking entrepreneurs to its  annual Geekend conference set to kick off on October 15-17, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia’s beautiful historic district.

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Selfie on a Stick founders to speak during Geekend

Savannah, GA (October 06, 2015)

The Creative Coast is pleased to announce Selfie On A Stick LLC (http://www.SelfieOnAStick.com) co-founders, Jacqueline Verdier and Dominic Suszanski, have joined the Geekend lineup as featured keynote speakers.

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Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai to Speak at The Creative Coast’s Geekend October 16

Savannah, GA (October 14, 2015)

Commissioner Pai, who was nominated to the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on May 7, 2012, will speak on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in America’s Internet Economy,” and share ways the U.S. is leading the world in online innovation.The Creative Coast is pleased to welcome Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai to Geekend on Friday, October 16 at 4 p.m.

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