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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Susan B. Barnes

Travlin' Girl
I’m a travel writer, editor and photographer. A proud Army brat, I was born on a military base in Belgium and have been on the go ever since.

After graduating from Missouri State University in Springfield, I moved to Orlando for my first taste of the working world. From there, I headed to Washington, D.C. for several years, and now make Tampa my home with my husband and miniature schnauzer.

I’m a regular contributor to online sites including girlsgetaway.com, TheFullMoxie.com and Startle.com (Forbes’ online Travel Guide), and an occasional contributor to New York Post, Women’s Adventure Magazine, CheapoAir.com, Healing Lifestyles & Spas and ALuxuryTravelBlog.com. In-print, I write extensively for duPont Registry Luxury Living in Tampa Bay and Denver Life, and for four years contributed bi-monthly to the Tampa City Guides section of AirTran Airlines’ inflight magazine, GO. In addition, I have written for AAA Going Places Magazine and had a few features on AARP.org , Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine and My Midwest Magazine (Midwest Airlines’ inflight magazine).

In addition, I’m a co-host of #girlstravel chat on Twitter, Mondays at 2 p.m. ET. Join us for some travlin’ chattin’ fun!