Confluence | inspire.innovate.invent

An annual event

Inspiration, innovation, and motivation for leaders, technologists, educators, entrepreneurs, students, and artists. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

8:30 Registration
Historic DeSoto Theatre

9:00 Welcome & Kick-Off

9:45 "Makers: The New Industrial Revolution"
Chris Anderson
DeSoto Main Stage 

10:45 – 11:45 “Community Innovation"
DeSoto Main Stage 

  • Jim Baller, "How Creative Economies are Sustained by Communications Infrastructure"
  • David Parker, "Business at the Speed of Light"
  • Greg Richardson, "New Models for Civic Improvement"

11:45 Break & Networking
Seven Hills Fellowship Great Room

12:30 – 1:30 "Creativity and the Arts"
History DeSoto Theatre Main Stage 
Boxed Lunch Provided

  • Kris Carlisle & Adam Hayes, Contemporary Music Demonstration
  • Marshall Seese, Songster Demonstration
  • Allen Bell, "Creative Economies"

1:30 Break & Networking
Seven Hills Fellowship Great Room

2:00 Innovation Presentations
DeSoto Main Stage 

  • Chris Allen, EventHost.com
  • Sy Allen, Georgia Power
  • Herrick Kroeger, Blue Sky Outfitter
  • Phillip Wheeler, New Orleans Pralines

3:15 Breakout Sessions
Choose 1 of 3 Topics: "Teach," "Make," or "Heal"

  • "Teach" - Innovation In Education (Rome Area History Museum)
  • "Make" - Lean Implementation & Manufacturing (The Forum - Berry Room)
  • "Heal" - Healthcare Innovation (The Forum - Blossom Room)

5:00 – 7:00 Maker Bazaar/Business After Hours
7hills Makerspace

Explore several inventions and projects by local makers and corporate research departments, hosted by Rome's own Makerspace. This will also be the Business After Hours event for the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. Attendance is included in the Confluence registration. Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks provided. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

8:00 Check-in/Light Breakfast
Check-In - Historic DeSoto Theatre; Light breakfast - Seven Hills Fellowship Great Room

8:30 Welcome Back & Introductions
DeSoto Main Stage 

8:45 "Locavesting"
Amy Cortese
DeSoto Main Stage 

9:30 "Technology Making Small Business Competitive"
Danielle Herzberg, HubSpot

DeSoto Main Stage

10:00 Break & Networking
Seven Hills Fellowship Great Room

10:30 "Top Five Technology Trends in 2013"
Stephen Fleming, Georgia Tech 
DeSoto Main Stage 

11: 00 "Rules for Innovating Within Enterprise"
Boeing Moonshine Shop
DeSoto Main Stage

12:00pm Dismiss