Posted on August 25, 2016 by Nikki White
Savannah’s The Guild Hall will play host again to entrepreneurship and technology conference, Geekend, from Oct. 13-15, 2016. After a successful partnership in 2015 that featured 30+ hours of innovation and entrepreneurship content, 25 sessions, a spotlight on local video games, and a keynote by a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, the groups are partnering for the second consecutive year.
Geekend brings makers, hustlers, hackers, and designers together – along with other entrepreneurial innovators in the technology and creative spaces to foster new partnerships, create networking opportunities, and kick start the launch of new ideas. The Creative Coast organizes the conference, and a variety of local businesses and thought leaders support the endeavour. It is unique to find college students and Gulfstream executives in the same room, especially in Savannah.
In addition to the original Guild Hall, there is: The Chromatic Dragon (a gamer pub), Jolly Goblin Games (a game store), STEAM Camp (a technology and coding camp for kids), 8-Bit Donuts (an 80’s-style arcade/donut shop), and Vault 618 (a secret new addition that is still in stealth mode).
Registration for Geekend 2016 is $250, until mid-September, and includes access to speakers and workshops, lunches, and admission to all receptions. As a part of the partnership, those who attend a total of six events at The Guild Hall and/or Creative Coast before Sept. 1, 2016, will earn $50 off their ticket to Geekend. Punch cards for the promotion can be received at either facility. A special student discount ($39 tickets with your student ID) is also available.