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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Ellen Petry Leanse

San Francisco, CA
Ellen Leanse is a digital pioneer and a celebrated contributor to Silicon Valley. As one of technology's 'Top Five Marketers,' she has driven innovation and audience activation for Apple, Google, as a Facebook developer, and for numerous growth and startup companies. As Executive VP and Strategic Director for Eastwick, an award-winning Silicon Valley communications practice, Ellen has guided growth and value creation for a portfolio of technology firms serving enterprise, education, clean technology, and healthcare innovation. She is a respected advisor and early-stage investor to rising technology startups, has coached rural entrepreneurs in Latin America and East Africa, and has helped encourage the growth of innovation centers in Italy and several US states. She serves on the board of D-Rev, which works to save and improve lives by making world-class health technologies available, usable, and affordable for people everywhere, regardless of economic means.