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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John Carruthers

ManBQue Enterprises
Founder and Cookbook Author
Chicago, IL
John Carruthers is the managing editor and food director for ManBQue. A medical magazine editor and former newspaper writer, John came to the club in 2009 and helped turn the website from a social calendar into an online magazine offering a broad array of original content.

ManBQue is a grilling organization and lifestyle brand based in Chicago that stages events and has chapters throughout the country. Started in 2007 as a formalized guy's night out, the club has expanded through in membership through word of mouth and social media marketing and now offers brewery tours, beer pairing dinners, and private catering. Their writing can be found on ManBQue.com, GrillingisHappiness.com, and in a cookbook to be released in spring 2014 by Running Press.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 26

3:55pm CDT