We are now accepting session submissions for 2014! Session formats may include solo presenter, dual presenter, panel, workshop or round table. All sessions are organized by tracks and education level (beginner, intermediate or advanced). Whether you’re interested in speaking at Digital Atlanta or proposing a topic for a session that should be covered, everyone is required to fill out and submit the following form.
Mobile: All Things Mobile
Atlanta is leading the world in mobile technology and innovation. With over 150 start-ups in the Atlanta area focused on mobile, we will continue to make significant contributions to the global mobile industry. According to Gartner, 2013 was the year more people accessed the internet from a mobile device than a computer, and this track will educate attendees on how mobile is being used in various industries and what the future will bring in this space.
Marketing: The Rise of Personalized Initiatives
With consumers at all levels expecting personalized response, businesses are reviewing their strategies and tactics with new lenses to redirect or to create new marketing initiatives for existing or new products and services, especially in the development of content for digital marketing and social media. Be ready to discuss what the future of marketing is and how can we lead the charge.
Startups: Launching Takes a Village
Shaping new ventures based on inspiration can be one of the most rewarding experiences ever. But what makes a viable candidate in the marketplace? Why do fewer than half of businesses survive, and why are tech startups beating the average in sustainability? What’s the latest in the Atlanta startup community, and what support can you find? Learn startup shortcuts and secrets to growth in early and second stage startups.
Finance Tech: How The Digital Era is Reshaping the Financial Services Vertical
The bank branch brick and mortar location is becoming a thing of the past as mobile apps allowing photos for deposits are becoming the norm. Brand new this year to Digital Atlanta, the financial track will address the top questions impacting financial technology and digital marketing through a carefully calculated mix of insightful panels and innovative speakers. Come ready to learn and leave with insight on how to engage financial customers through digital media.
Entertainment: Blurring the Lines Between Work and Play
According to a 2013 study from The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service on game market dynamics, U.S sales of computers and video game sales surpassed $16B. How can we set the rules for engagement for this tremendous market opportunity? This track will discuss the entertainment trends, predictions and players of today and tomorrow across Sports, Gaming, Music, Television and Culture. Serious fun and serious business.
Health Tech: The New Norms in Healthcare
With healthcare regulation changes happening this year, this is an exciting time of growth and development to provide care, receive care, and record care. Hear the latest on remote medicine, patient empowerment, medical records, and healthcare information security – and how you can take part in the future of wellness.
Education Tech: Learning in a Digital World
Technology supporting our work and play is usually never further than our pocket. Innovations in the social web and mobile devices are regular stars in our news feeds, while learning technologies often seem to lag far behind consumer products. However, amazing things are happening in digital age of learning for children and adults alike. This track will feature open learning models, emerging technologies for solo and connected learning, and discussions of recent research in learning science.
Social Enterprise: Impact & Profit
The Social Enterprise Alliance’s slogan is “where mission meets the marketplace,” and more entrepreneurs are going into business to apply their skills and passion to solving pressing social issues. Meanwhile an ever-increasing number of nonprofits are seeing the value of for-profit models and lean startup principles as donor dollars get tighter. This track will explore the ways social enterprise is making an impact in Atlanta, as well as best practices for developing sustainable business models for the greater good.
User Experience: Where It’s Been and Where It’s Going
User experience is critical to building and maintaining customer relationships, and businesses — from large corporate entities to small startups — are listening. According to Fast Company, “user experience is the heart of any company.” What does this mean in terms of current UX practice? What innovations and trends are coming to UX? With case studies and dynamic dialogue, this track will seek to synthesize and imagine UX in Atlanta, now and in the future.
NOTE: please do not email us your session submit. All applicants will be required to go through an online submission process similar to the previous years.