More than 600 young professionals will be coming to Knoxville on September 15 for Endeavor Summit 2017 where attendees will also get a sneak peak into what Innov865 Week 2017 has to offer.
The one-day experience will take over three major venues along Depot Avenue in the Old City. Produced by the Knoxville Chamber and planned by a team of young professional volunteers, Endeavor is designed to empower our region’s emerging leaders to evolve their personal brand and elevate the community through collective development opportunities.
The Innov865 Alliance will have a booth set up at the Summit, where attendees can learn more about Innov865 Week 2017 events celebrating Knoxville’s entrepreneurial community and sign up for the feature event Startup Day 2017.
Two compelling keynote speakers will headline the morning and afternoon sessions: Hallerin Hilton Hill, talk radio host on Newstalk 98.7 WOKI and television talk show host of Anything is Possible on WBIR-TV; and Chris “Bash” Bashinelli, host of Bridge the Gap featured on PBS and the National Geographic Channel.
Breakout session topics focus on Launching Something New, Growing What You Got, and Why Knoxville is No. 1. Attendees can choose from the multiple breakout session options, allowing for the creation of a custom schedule tailored to their individual goals. The day wraps up with networking happy hour featuring local music, craft brews, and food.
Each attendee also has the chance to participate in activities designed to inspire growth, engagement, and excitement. These include contributing to an on-site, service-to-go project; observing the work of a local muralist; connecting with over 600 peers and community leaders; utilizing a hacker lounge; and exploring non-profit and sponsor exhibits. Lunch features local restaurants and food trucks for an outdoor picnic, and DJs amplify the experience with music and entertainment.
Individual tickets and special group rates are now available. Registration includes access to all keynote and breakout sessions, activities, breakfast, lunch, networking opportunities, and the Endeavor Happy Hour.