KEEN—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.

Omni Nashville, which opened its doors on Sept. 30, is KEEN’s official hotel sponsor and the site of all content and programming. Speakers 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. Keep up to date with the summit schedule as it evolves.
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Jesse Draper

The Valley Girl Show
Venture Capitalist and TV Host
San Francisco, CA
Jesse Draper may have started her career as a teenage actress, but her passion for both business and education quickly led her away from a traditional acting platform. As a fourth generation Silicon Valley venture capitalist, she hopes to inspire those who live life at the office-along with those who are intimidated and bored by the word 'business'-to put the 'fun' back into work-life. To accomplish just that, Jesse (only age 26) created both the jovial onscreen personality and the corresponding program, 'The Valley Girl Show,' through which she's become a spokesperson for startups. She has interviewed some of the biggest names in business, government, entertainment and technology, including Ted Turner, Richard Branson, Mark Cuban-even Mike Tyson and MC Hammer. She is also involved with the BizWorld Foundation, a nonprofit that brings business and entrepreneurship into the classroom.