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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Butch Spyridon

Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nashville, TN

Butch Spyridon has served as president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau (NCVB) since 1991. Under his leadership, Nashville has evolved into a year-round destination for meeting and leisure visitors and has grown to become the city’s second largest industry with annual visitor spending exceeding $4 billion. Over the past 20 years Spyridon has led the strategic development of Nashville’s emergence as a premiere travel destination. He has been intimately involved in the relocation of the now Tennessee Titans, the construction of Bridgestone Arena and, most recently, helped champion the construction of the $585 million Music City Center opening in 2013, which more than triples the downtown convention space. A native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Spyridon graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s of arts in Business Administration, and is a graduate of the Institute of Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University.