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The Summit is an opportunity to network with and engage business leaders from across East Tennessee.

Imagine many of the things you enjoy at in-person conferences: engaging speakers, practical seminars, expanding your business network with professionals outside of your area, vendor booths (and swag!).  Now imagine all those things in a virtual platform. The Summit is our response to a changing world.  Most in-person large conferences are projected to be postponed until late 2021. The lack of large scale networking and educational opportunities has added to the weight many businesses are feeling during this time.  Join hundreds of other professionals from the East Tennessee Region for our area’s first virtual summit.

August 13, 2020 in your home, office, or car!

Is This Another Webinar?


No way!  We don’t want to bore you with another Zoom meeting. The Summit offers real-life human interaction in a way that feels natural.  You can move between tables, vendor booths, and workshops just like you would at an in-person event. At each table or booth you visit, you can see and talk to the other people in that spot. We will also be hearing from thought leaders in marketing, leadership, business development, and more.

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Event Schedule

Mark Schaefer - Fight to the Other Side

10:00am - 10:45am
Inspiring and Practical Business Considerations in a Time of Massive Uncertainty

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, most businesses are fighting for survival. There are no easy answers, but there are some proven strategies to consider in this period of unprecedented turmoil. Acclaimed marketing speaker and author Mark Schaefer (a survivor of the coronavirus) will take your sales and marketing team through a motivating and actionable process that will lift spirits, dispense hope, and provide new direction in desperate times.

Jessica Stollings-Holder Generational Fluency

3:45pm - 4:30pm
How to understand, communicate with and lead different generations in the workplace:

With the fast pace of change in American society, each generation has grown up in a different world,
resulting in social and cultural differences that shape mindsets and expectations.

Without the right understanding these perspectives can collide and cause conflict, even when everyone means well, and wreak havoc on workplace morale and bottom-line results.

David Horsewood - Virtual Presentations

11:00am - 12:00pm
David is founder and principal speaker and trainer at Fire by Light.

Tonia Latham - Linked -- Connections that Pay Off

11:00am - 11:45am
Join Tonia as she provides practical tips to optimize your profile and create powerful connections so you can climb your professional mountains.

Samantha Lane - Reshaping Our Time, Post-Pandemic

2:00pm - 3:00pm
The past few months have shown exactly how uncertain our future can be. We have all had the proverbial rug pulled out from under us and are living in the new ‘normal’ with a very uncertain path forward. For some of us, this isn’t our first experience like this. Samantha Lane found herself in this exact same position after a surgery gone wrong. Hear her story and how she changed her life through better time management. In this session, you will learn how to reshape your time to be present in life while still being productive.

AV Verekar - Rethinking IT

2:00pm - 3:00pm
AV has worked with businesses and governments to find simplified solutions to complex IT problems.


Visit vendor booths, hang out in the Summit Cafe, connect with business leaders across East Tennessee.


Visit vendor booths, hang out in the Summit Cafe, connect with business leaders across East Tennessee.

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Trade Show & Networking ONLY

Admission to Trade Show
Admission to Networking Halls
Opportunity to Win Door Prizes
Ability to network in small groups or 1-2-1.

Full Admission

$25 Keynote Speakers and Workshops
Admission to Trade Show
Admission to Networking Halls
Opportunity to Win Door Prizes
Ability to Network in Small Groups or 1-2-1
Keynote Sessions with Mark Schaefer and Jessica Stollings-Holder
Access to Workshops
Pre-Conference Happy Hour
The Summit Gear Pack

Trade Show Booth

$250 Chamber Discounts May Apply. Ask Your Local Chamber of Commerce.
Branded Booth on Trade Show Map
Contact Info for All Attendees That Visit Your Booth
Whiteboard for Marketing Collateral
2 Full Admission Tickets
Opportunity to Include Your Swag in The Summit Gear Pack
Pre-Conference Technical Run Through

GET $5-100 OFF with Early Bird Rates!