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Learn More About Confluence Rome On February 20-21


Since Geek Alabama is based in Anniston, and we talk about and sometimes cover events in places like Anniston, Gadsden, Carrollton, and Rome.  I was contacted on Twitter about this special conference that will bring the brightest minds in entrepreneurship and innovation on Thursday and Friday February 20-21 in Rome, Georgia.  The conference is called Confluence Rome.

Confluence is two days of inspiration, innovation, and motivation for leaders, technologists, educators, entrepreneurs, students, and artists held at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome, Georgia.  As many as 300 people will be coming to the Rome Metro to participate in this special conference.  The keynote speaker is David Burkus, who is the author of “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies And People Generate Great Ideas.”  Burkus is the assistant professor of management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior.  Learn more about David Burkus by watching the video below!

Another keynote speaker is Mitch Free.  He is a global entrepreneur, innovator, and digital manufacturing expert.  He is the founder and CEO of http://www.mfg.com/ and speaks widely on leadership, innovation, digital manufacturing and global trade.  He is a contributor for Forbes.com and a member of CNBC’s CEO Small Business Council.  Learn more about Mitch Free by watching the video below!

Other speakers will include Dan Markovitz who is founder and owner of TimeBack Management, Brigadier General Stewart Rodeheaver who is the CEO of ViziTech USA, Stephen Fleming who is the Vice President of Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech, and many more speakers!

The vision of Confluence is to create a culture of innovation and creative problem solving:

  • through exposure to inspiring ideas, business, and processes
  • by bringing together leaders, technologists, and entrepreneurs
  • by showcasing disruptive ideas and experiences

Confluence will include Breakout Sessions that Make (manufacturing efficiency), Teach (21st century learning), Heal (personal healthcare), and Launch (entrepreneurship).  There will also be sessions focused on Design Thinking, Social Entrepreneurship, Community Innovation, Food and Agriculture Innovation, and Creativity and The Arts.  Learn more about the sessions at: http://www.confluencerome.org/themes/

Confluence Rome is being put on by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce.  Tickets are $125 for chamber members and $175 for non-chamber members.  To learn more and to register, go to: http://www.confluencerome.org

Follow Confluence Rome on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ConfluenceRome  and on Twitter @ConfluenceRome.

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