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GRIT Conference 2024

February 29 @ 8:30 am March 1 @ 6:00 pm

Formerly known as Geekend, The Creative Coast’s annual conference returns as the GRIT Conference in February 2024!

GRIT Conference 2024 brings together the Coast’s brightest and boldest entrepreneurs, technologists, makers, creatives, leaders, and change agents!

During this 2-day event, innovative designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders from Savannah and beyond will deliver sessions that showcase the coast’s achievements in business, tech and the arts, embrace our toughest challenges, and discuss emerging trends.

GRIT includes…

– Two days of presentations and panels from experts building companies, products, and experiences on February 29th and March 1st, 2024. Speakers and Panels will be announced at thegritconference.com.

– A Startup Stage pitch competition featuring budding local entrepreneurs competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes

– Opportunities to mix and mingle with world-class innovators living and working right here in the Coastal Region

– Food Truck Lunches

– AND multiple Happy Hours for meeting new friends – and making deals!

Want VIP Access?

VIP Access will give you access to a private VIP lounge, a “sidecar” lunch with a speaker and an invite to the VIP Reception. The VIP reception is an evening kick-off party exclusively for the speakers, sponsors, and event planners who are dedicated to making GRIT a fantastic conference. It’s a great opportunity to connect with the presenters. Be sure to register for an Early Bird VIP or regular VIP ticket for these amenities.

About the Organizer

GRIT is organized by The Creative Coast, a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Savannah that exists to catalyze the innovation economy in Coastal Georgia. The presenting sponsor is the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). SEDA’s mission is to help create, grow, and attract new job opportunities and investment in the Savannah region.

Speakers & Panels

All Speakers, Panels, and Workshops are posted at thegritconference.com.

But here’s a peek at some of what’s to come…..

  • The Profit Minority Report: Forecasting Your Best Future Customers
  • Creating a Healthy Workplace on Purpose
  • Intergenerational Cheat Codes: 5 Strategies to Strengthen Your Age-Diverse Workforce
  • Mindset Mastery: Balancing Drive & Wellbeing in Entrepreneurship
  • Sweaty Startups: The Fusion of Tech and Traditional Trades
  • Health Tech Horizons: AI & New Frontiers in Medicine
  • Women in Breakout Roles
  • AI & The Creator: Friend or Foe
  • Beyond the Logo: Building Brand and Community in Modern Marketing
  • Future-Proofing Main Street: Innovations in Retail/Restaurants
  • Unzipped: The Future of Fashion Exposed
  • Reel Futures: Navigating the Landscape of Growth in Film and Entertainment

Startup Stage

Ten companies will compete in an on-stage pitch to a panel of judges for the opportunity to win $10,000 in cash and prizes.



February 29 @ 8:30 am
March 1 @ 6:00 pm
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The Creative Coast
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Savannah Civic Center

301 West Oglethorpe Avenue
Savannah, GA 31401 United States
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