KEEN DIGITAL SUMMIT LAUNCHES IN MUSIC CITY
Networking event of the year bringing together social influencers, journalists, start-ups, small businesses, Fortune 500 brands and many more
(NASHVILLE, TENN.) – September 24, 2013 – KEEN Digital Summit—for Keeping Entrepreneurs Engaged and Networking—is convening an eclectic and exciting group of top digital tastemakers, leaders, founders and innovators all under one roof from October 24 to 27, 2013 in a three-day B2B and B2C event and expo. This inaugural conference in Nashville welcomes social influencers, journalists, editors, developers, start-ups, small businesses and Fortune 500 brands to come meet, collaborate, and learn about innovative technologies and new platforms in the areas of travel, technology, food and spirits, family and entertainment.
KEEN is proud to be launching this summit in the Tennessee capital—which welcomes more than 11 million visitors annually—in partnership with Visit Music City. “Nashville, whose creative spirit has long enticed outside-the-box thinkers, is becoming more and more known as an innovative tech, digital and entrepreneurial hub. We’re proud to host the inaugural KEEN Summit, which celebrates and fosters those initiatives with a creative twist that makes it perfectly at home in Music City,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
Omni Nashville, which will be opening its doors on Sept. 30, is KEEN’s official hotel sponsor and the site of all content and programming. From the likes of Jairek Robbins to Porter Gale, the conference keynotes and special guests will engage their audiences on all levels with talks about targeted advertising, using social for good, Millennial marketing, email campaigns, visual messaging, digital media ethics and much more. View KEEN’s schedule here as it evolves.
Founders Stefanie Michaels and Kristin Luna have been active in the media space for much of their careers. Michaels, a Los Angeles-based trailblazer, has recently been highlighted in Marie Claire's September issue in “The High-Performer’s Cheat Sheet,” dishing on what it takes to attract a solid social media following alongside of other leading female entrepreneurs. Michaels also has appeared in top media outlets such as Vanity Fair, CNN, FOX, among others. Luna, a Southern Belle visionary, hosts an award-winning blog Camels & Chocolate and has been working as a journalist for more than a decade covering an array of travel and feature topics for some of the nations top newspapers and magazines, such as Newsweek, Entrepreneur, Redbook, Glamour and Southern Living.
“After partnering with so many major brands, from Microsoft to Capital One to Clear Channel, on major campaigns through my own social media channels, I wanted to provide a venue for fellow digital entrepreneurs, small businesses and consumer brands to come network and form their own symbiotic relationships,“ Luna said. “Given Nashville’s convenient location to much of the country, its hip factor and the fact that I’m from here and have a vested interest in the future of this city, it seemed like the natural choice for a location.”
Please visit www.keendigitalsummit.com for more up-to-date information or to purchase your tickets. KEEN is offering special rates to students, corporate groups, startups, and non-profits; for pricing information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.