The future economy of WNC depends on your participation. Help design our digital future. We will be defining areas of emphasis for collective action, policy recommendations,education and training goals, and developing a plan to support a vision of growth for the WNC technology sector in 2025.
Who should attend?
Technology workers, makers, IT managers, CEOs, educators, investors, recruiters, economic development officials, elected officials, public policy makers, students, and future technology leaders.
When and where will we be?
March 31-April 1, 2017 at the U.S. Cellular Center's 2nd Floor Banquet Hall, 87 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801. Enter the main doors to the left of the ticket window.
How can I support this event
What is the event time?
Friday, 3/31/2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a reception 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Collider AND
Saturday, 4/1/2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please arrive a little early on Friday to get your name badge and settle in so we can start at 9.
Why is this a 2-day event?
Attendees will participate in a 2-day appreciative-inquiry program and attendance for both days is strongly encouraged. Think of it as release planning for WNC. Our lovely corner of the world deserves it!
I'm unable to pay the registration fee. What can I do?
The sponsors of this event want to make sure that anyone who wants to participate and contribute to the success of the tech sector is not prevented because of the registration fee. If you are unable to pay the registration fee and would like to participate, please email your request and include your name, reason for wanting to participate and current employment. All the student tickets have been spoken for. If you are a student requesting assistance, our student slots have been filled. However, please still email us to let us know you'd like to attend and we'll add you to a waiting list in case any other students drop.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Suggested 14 years old and above.
What are the parking options for the event?
Rankin Street Public Parking Lots (fee) - 68 Rankin Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
What can I bring into the event?
Ideas, strategic thoughts, business cards. No need to bring a ticket. When you register, we add your contact info and email address to our attendee list. Just arrive Friday morning to find your nametag!
How can I contact the organizers with any questions?
Meet the Geek Board Members or email us.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable.