After a successful first year, the Midwest Mobile Summit is back and ready to rock out on all things mobile this May 5 and 6 in Fargo, North Dakota. Maybe you’re wondering what the Summit is all about. Maybe you’re wondering who is speaking. Maybe you’re wondering what venues we’re using. We’ll help answer your questions AND get you excited about all the Summit has to offer. Without further adieu, here are five reasons to attend the 2014 Midwest Mobile Summit.
1. The Keynotes
Marc Chesley, CTO of Infusionsoft, and Greg Brockman, CTO of Stripe, are both industry leaders in mobile strategy and technology. Stripe is one of the largest mobile payment companies in the world. Brockman will speak about how Stripe is changing the way we think about payments. Chesley will be presenting the background of Infusionsoft and how they are changing the way that small companies look at online sales and marketing.
2. The Security Panel
With all of the network security breaches recently, it seems like we are all left to fend for ourselves. To answer your questions and ease anxiety, we are bringing in a panel of mobile security experts. Panelists include Kevin Kiley, Director of Enterprise Solutions at AirWatch, Sean Ginevan, Director of Business Development for MobileIron, and Brian Robison, Principal Technology Evangelist at Citrix. Hear from them as they talk about what is coming down the road for mobile security.
3. The Breakout Sessions
There will be a series of breakout sessions with a focus on mobile design, mobile strategy, and mobile technology. Each session will be led by experts in their fields and every session will provide tangible takeaways. And with session titles like “How Two Dakotans Hacked Their Way to a Retail Revolution: Cartwheel by Target” and “Windows Phone: Making Fruit Smoothies and Scrapping Robots for Spare Parts” you are guaranteed to have fun while learning about the magic of mobile. In addition to the businesses mentioned about, we have speakers coming from Apple, Microsoft, Target, Citrix, The Nerdery, Protegra, Livefront, Myriad Mobile, Drifty, AdShark Marketing, and more.
4. The Technology
At a conference that is focusing on mobile, you can bet that we’ll have some state of the art technology. The best part? Attendees will get to interact with the technology. We’ll feature a connected car, iBeacons, and wearables. Plus, we’ll have our very own Midwest Mobile Summit app. All conference attendees will be able to download the app to keep track of sessions you want to attend, speakers you want to connect with, local bars and eateries you want to check out, and riddles you’ll want to solve. (Now do we have your attention?)
5. The Experience
This is where we set ourselves apart from other industry conferences. Monday night we will be throwing a Cinco de Mayo party for attendees on two rooftops in downtown Fargo. The Hotel Donaldson and 102 Broadway will provide a great opportunity for attendees to mingle and continue mobile conversations into the evening. ecce art + yoga will provide a perfect place to grow your mobile curiosity through interactive booths. Finally (and one of the coolest parts) we’re having a scavenger hunt throughout downtown Fargo during the Summit. Powered through the Midwest Mobile Summit app, you’ll be able to navigate downtown Fargo through a series of riddles and unlock exclusive deals from local bars, restaurants, and coffee shops through iBeacons and NFC technology.
*We couldn’t help ourselves. We have a 6th reason to attend the Summit! Downtown Fargo. A vibrant, welcoming backdrop, downtown Fargo is the perfect place for Summit attendees to get educated, inspired, connected, and rejuvenated. Beautifully restored historical buildings. World-class restaurants. Unique boutiques. Friendly folks. You’ll be surrounded by all of it in downtown Fargo.
For more information on the Midwest Mobile Summit, contact Camille Grade at 701.730.0694 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit midwestmobilesummit.com to register. Early bird registration ($150) available through April 25, 2014. Full Summit registration is $200 after April 25. One day Summit passes ($100/day) also available. Students are encouraged to attend! Student registration is $30 to attend the entire Summit.