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KEEN Digital Summit

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Nashville, TN

KEEN Digital Summit

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
KEEN Digital Summit: All-Access Conference Pass
Nab this three-day conference pass at below-industry rates and come rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the tech and social media worlds, while learning about the latest digital and mobile technologies.
Ended $299.00 $6.97
KEEN Digital Summit: Student Savings Pass
If you're an undergrad or grad student with a valid university ID or graduated any time in 2012, we'd like to extend to you a discounted rate. Come learn, connect and network at KEEN as you search for your first post-collegiate job.
Ended $149.00 $3.97
KEEN Digital Summit: Friday Day Pass
Admits you to all the daytime panels and presentations at the Omni Nashville on Friday, Oct. 25 (but no access to the after-parties).
Ended $149.00 $3.97
KEEN Digital Summit: Saturday Day Pass
Admits you to all the daytime panels and presentations at the Omni Nashville on Saturday, Oct. 26 (but no access to the after-parties).
Ended $149.00 $3.97
Cheekwood Botanical Gardens "Light" exhibit (Oct. 23) Ended Free $0.00

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Come get your network on at the first ever KEEN Digital Summit, descending upon Nashville this October!


The Conference:

KEEN Digital Summit is a 2.0 event where influencers, journalists, PR types, tastemakers, entrepreneurs and consumer brands can come network, all under one roof. KEEN will bring some of the top bloggers, Pinners, Tweeters, media reps and other tech superstars to Nashville for this boutique B2B and B2C event.

Sponsored by Visit Music City and Omni Hotels, KEEN aims to create a space for entrepreneurs to meet and facilitate symbiotic relationships between individuals and consumer brands. Whether you're a brick-and-mortar store hoping to increase your online visibility or a blogger looking to monetize your current digital presence, we encourage you to join us at the Omni Nashville's inaugural conference to share, collaborate, and learn about the newest digital and mobile technologies.

For those interested in showcasing their products to a national audience of digital tastemakers and influencers, there will be a two-day expo in the Omni Nashville, the first day of which is only open to KEEN-goers and the second day which is open to the general public.


The Content:

We will be covering a broad range of topics as they pertain to our four targeted tracks: Food & Drinks, Travel & Lifestyles, Family & Entertainment, and Technology. The full weekend schedule is available here, but here's a sampling platter of topics we will cover:

  • Creating a Dynamite Affiliate Program
  • Social for Good: Crowdsourcing for a Cause 
  • Blogger Bookies: The Evolution of Travel Collaboratives      
  • Foreign Correspondency in the Digital Age
  • Watch Your Back: Preventing Brand Thievery     
  • PR & Writers: Make Your Magazine Pitch Heard        
  • Is Pinterest the Right Marketing Model for You? 
  • Millennial Marketing: How to Get Your Message Heard
  • Shucking Reality + Following Your Passion
  • Native Advertising: The New Ad Model
  • Sifting through the Clutter: What Agencies Look for in Influencers 
  • The Skinny on Targeted LinkedIn + Facebook Ads        
  • All Things Foodie: Styling, Photography, Pairings + Recipe Development
  • Disrupting the Term Blogger: You're More than That  


The Speakers:

Our speakers are some of the most respected leaders in their fields, and they come from magazines, global PR agencies, Fortune 500 companies, venture capital firms and beyond. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will kick off the weekend with Visit Music City CEO Butch Spyridon, and motivational speaker and performance coach Jairek Robbins, will present the opening keynote. Days two and three will be full of 50-minute panels and 30-minute Q&A sessions with our 60+ speakers, who hail from companies like HGTV, BuzzFeed, CMT and Southern Living.


The Schedule:

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

2:00pm-8:00pm Registration at the Omni Nashville

5:30pm-6:30pm Opening Address by the Mayor at the Omni Nashville

6:30pm-8:00pm VIP Happy Hour at aVenue for all speakers and sponsors

8:00pm-11:00pm Opening Party at aVenue for all KEEN attendees

11:00pm-late night Kick up your boots on Honky Tonk Row

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

8:00am-8:45am Opening Keynote

8:00am-5:00pm Expo at the Omni

8:45am-5:30pm Panels + Snapshot Sessions at the Omni Nashville

7:00pm-11:00pm Singer-Songwriter Night at the Listening Room Cafe for all KEEN attendees

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

8:00am-3:00pm Expo at the Omni Nashville

8:00am-4:30pm Panels + Snapshot Sessions at the Omni Nashville

4:45pm-5:30pm Closing Keynote

6:00pm-12:00am Block Party for all attendees

12:00am-2:00am After Party at Omni Nashville's Barlines


The Hotel:

The Omni Nashville is opening on Sept. 30 right smack in the center of down, just south of Broadway, as part of the $630 million Music City Center complex. It will be the only full-service hotel in downtown Nashville with both a pool and a spa. And because the Omni is our partner, they're giving all KEEN participants a limited-time deal of $179 on a room (off the regular $349 rack rate).

Omni Hotels


Why Nashville?

Aside from the fact that Nashville has everything going for it these days--the food, the music, the fashion, the people, the startups--we saw a need for a centrally-located digital media conference that serviced the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic, while also being an easy flight from the coasts (Nashville has some of the best airlift in the South). Plus, it's within a day's drive to 17 states; how's that for convenience?

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Who's Coming?

  • Journalists
  • Publicists
  • Social Media Influencers
  • Bloggers
  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Web Developers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Pinners
  • Tweeters
  • Photographers
  • Vloggers
  • Anyone who works on a Web/Digital team


About Us:

Kristin Luna

Tennessee native Kristin kickstarted her journalism career at Newsweek, Time Inc., Wenner Media and Conde Nast in New York City. She has written more than a dozen books for Frommer’s; been a contributing writer for Forbes Traveler, Travel Channel, Robb Report, Redbook, Glamour, Self, Southern Living, USA Today and many others; and manages a successful six-year-old blog, Camels & Chocolate, which was a three-time Bloggie winner and now rests in the Hall of Fame. She is also CEO of Odinn Media, a digital strategy and brand management firm focusing on small companies in non-metro areas.

Twitter: @LunaticAtLarge


Lana Dubovik Boissier

Lana is the hospitality industry's go-to expert for navigating a wide range of market dynamics, particularly during the opening, rebranding and repositioning of luxury properties in the United States and internationally. Among some of her rebranded hotel projects and ground-up openings are Viceroy Santa Monica, Viceroy Riviera Maya (Mexico), Viceroy Zihuatanejo (Mexico), Tides South Beach and Loden Vancouver. Lana is the principal of Hospitality Atelier, a boutique marketing and business development firm based in Los Angeles, consulting in Russian, Ukrainian, French and English.


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When & Where

Omni Hotel Nashville
150 3rd Avenue S
Nashville, TN 37201

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM - Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM

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