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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Mara Gorman

The Mother of all Trips/Passports with Purpose
Wilmington, Delaware
Mara Gorman is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of USA Today special publications and on AOL Travel. Her award–winning blog The Mother of all Trips has inspired families to travel for the past five years and she founded the crowd-sourced Back to Ski campaign, which focuses on using social media and the web to get families excited about downhill skiing.

She has been on the board of the travel blogging fundraiser Passports With Purpose since the winter of 2013 and is an advocate of using social media platforms to improve the lives of women and girls around the globe. Mara lives with her husband and two sons in Delaware.