Welcome to KEEN!

Y’all.

You may have heard about the networking event that’s dominating Nashville this fall, this KEEN Digital Summit that promises the conference experience you’ve been missing out on. But before we talk about us, let’s talk about you.

We know you’re valuable. We also know your true value can’t be realized (read: monetized) without meeting the right people. And that’s where KEEN comes in: We’ve gathered tons of individuals and consumer brands alike, scored a rad venue, and are letting everyone loose to network on October 24-27. (On your mark, get set, form those symbiotic relationships!)

Let us fill you in a bit more:

What exactly is the KEEN Digital Summit? KEEN stands for Keeping Entrepreneurs Engaged and Networking. Fittingly, this boutique event is rife with chances to hobnob with your favorite brands and fellow entrepreneurs—with content, panels and Q&As added into the mix. Unlike other networky tech conferences, we’re focusing on the business of the web, not personalities and swag (although we’ve got those, too!).

Who’s attending? Journalists, publicists, editors, major consumer brands, digital tastemakers, bloggers, Tweeters, Pinners, vloggers, TV personalities, foodies, chefs, travelers, tourism board reps, moms, dads, Fortune 500 companies, startups—and more.

What’s the agenda like? Four distinct tracks—technology, food and lifestyles, travel and entertainment, and food and spirits—in Q&A and panel-style format. Because we know that PowerPoint presentations only put an audience to sleep, KEEN aims to be as interactive as you’ll let us be (so get those questions ready to fire off). Attendees also will experience our state-of-the-art expo floor, see the brand new, 1.2-million-square-foot Music City Center up close and personal, and be a part of the $240 million Omni Nashville’s grand opening event.

Why Nashville? Hip factor aside, it’s all about location: We saw a need for a digital  media, tech and B2B/B2C event that services the South, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic but is also easily accessible from both coasts. Plus, Nashville is the South’s next big hotbed of tech activity. We want you to be a part of this evolution.

When’s the party going down? October 24 to 27, 2013. We kick things off on Thursday with an intro from the Mayor of Nashville, then go right into our opening keynote, followed by a killer party for all attendees, speakers and sponsors. Friday and Saturday will be packed with content and networking during the day, then parties and even more networking at night (because let’s be honest: Some of the best partnerships are formed over cocktails).

How do I join in on the fun? You can head over here to register. And because we think you’re swell, we’ve extended the early bird pricing of $299 for an all-access pass until August 1. The Omni Nashville also has given us a very reasonable group rate of $179 for a double room (compared to a rack rate of $349).

We can’t wait to see you in Nashville this fall! In the meantime, follow us on Twitter, friend us on Facebook, and brace yourself for an epic weekend.

Signing off,

Your KEEN Mates

PSA: We still have spots available for expo exhibitors, party hosts and track partners. If that’s you, drop us a line at sponsor@keendigitalsummit.com, and we’ll chat.

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