FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 2017

The Mill & Mine – 225 West Depot Avenue, Knoxville



7:30 – 9 a.m.

Registration + Networking + Breakfast

The Mill & Mine

9 – 10 a.m.

Opening Session

The Mill & Mine

Morning Keynote:

Amped 4 Life: How to stay plugged in and turned up.

Hallerin Hilton Hill, talk radio host on Newstalk 98.7 WOKI and television talk show host of Anything is Possible on WBIR-TV







10:20 – 11:10 a.m.

Breakout Track 1

Launch Something New!

The Mill & Mine, The Southern Station, & The Southern Railway

1A // Managing A Side Hustle, Too
The Mill & Mine
Jonathan Sexton, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
Samantha Lane, Computer Systems Plus & Origami Day


1B // Beer Makes Me Happy
Southern Station // Upstairs
Alex Violette, Elkmont Exchange, Brewery & Eating House
Matt McMillan, Hexagon Brewing Company
Blaine Wedekind, Balter Beerworks


1C // KALA Me Krazy, But These Beans Are Delicious!
Southern Station // Downstairs
Amy Grover, Bush Brothers and Co.


1D // How Emotion Impacts Our Ability To Make A Decision
Southern Depot
Julie Ferrara, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Haslam College of Business


11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Breakout Track 2

Grow What You Got!

The Mill & Mine, The Southern Station, & The Southern Railway

 2A // Click. Quick! Creating Emotional Connections. Fast.
The Mill & Mine
Caleb Boaz, U30 Group


2B // The Power Of Being A Needle In A Haystack. Finding Your Personal Brand.
Southern Station // Upstairs
Maria Antoinette, Blogger & Entrepreneur


2C // What Growth Looks Like
Southern Station // Downstairs
James Horey, Reviewbox
Michael Goldsborough, Resque
Erin Slocum, Knoxville Weekend
Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt, &


2D // Lessons For Business From A Life In Music And Television
Southern Depot
Dylan Jones, Scripps Networks Interactive

12:20 – 2 p.m.

Food Truck Food Court

The Southern Station, Sevier Yard Plaza

2 – 2:50 p.m.

Breakout Track 3

Why Knoxville Is No. 1

The Mill & Mine, The Southern Station, & The Southern Railway


3A // Underground Comedy Scene
The Mill & Mine
Einstein Simplified


3B // Know Knoxville Back Then
Southern Station // Upstairs
Bob Booker, Knoxville Historian
Jack Neely, Knoxville History Project


3C // Leading Knoxville Into The Future
Southern Station // Downstairs
Tammy White, Leadership Knoxville; Jesse Mayshark, City of Knoxville


3D // South Knox Spotlight
Southern Depot
Dawn Michelle Foster, City of Knoxville
Robbie Pope, Regal Entertainment Group

3:10 – 5 p.m.

Closing Session

The Mill & Mine


Afternoon Keynote:

Start At Z

Featuring Chris “Bash” Bashinelli, host of Bridge the Gap featured on PBS and the National Geographic Channel




5 – 6:30 p.m.

Networking Happy Hour

The Mill & Mine

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