Creative Coast is Now Accepting Speaker Applications for its 2023 GRIT Conference

Staff Report

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

The Creative Coast is now accepting speaker applications for its 2023 GRIT Conference. The event will take place at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center from January 26th to 28th, 2023. Formerly known as Geekend, the annual conference returns in its 11th year rebranded as the GRIT Conference to foster and grow the regional innovation economy by showcasing accomplishments, introducing new ideas, and connecting people passionate about building products, companies, and experiences.

The GRIT Conference will bring two full days of exciting and cutting-edge workshops, panels, and keynotes to Savannah. Past speakers include Jesse Cole (Owner of the Savannah Bananas), Matias Corea (Co-founder of Behance), Cath Coetzer (former Global Innovation Portfolio Director at Coca-Cola), Jacqueline Verdier and Dominic Suszanski (Co-founders of Selfie on a Stick), G. Michael Lester (former Technology Transfer Partnership Manager for the NASA Kennedy Space Center), and more!

With an expected attendance of 300+, the organization is accepting presentations that showcase Savannah's achievements in business, technology and arts innovation, address our toughest challenges, and discuss emerging trends. If you have an exciting initiative, case study, or success story, the GRIT Conference Executive Committee wants to hear about it! Submit an abstract for review. 

The deadline to apply is November 20, 2022 at midnight. Apply by visiting