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Monday, October 7


Opening Keynote - Bill Nussey, CEO of Silverpop
CEO of Silverpop, Bill Nussey, to Deliver Opening Keynote We are very excited to announce that Bill Nussey, CEO of Silverpop, has signed on to be our Opening Keynote speaker. With over 20 years of experience as a chief executive of technology companies, Nussey has led several companies, including Silverpop, to great success. In 2004, Nussey received the Direct Marketing Association’s Marketing Technology and Internet Council Annual Award of Excellence and was named Marketer of the Year by the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association. 

Bill has a wide range of experience to draw from which makes him a perfect pick to kick-off this year's conference.  He has had a successful startup, been an entrepreneur and VC, served as CEO, led companies through considerable growth, and serves on numerous boards of private marketing technology start-ups and nonprofits helping them develop successful business models. We can't wait to hear what he has to say!


Bill Nussey

CEO, Silverpop

Monday October 7, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am
MAIN - 11th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA, 30363


Digital Atlanta's Physical to Digital Hackathon
The age of smart objects, sometimes called the "Internet of Things" or "Ubiquitous Computing," is coming and it has big implications for companies and for marketers. Sensors and new technologies will bring the internet into the environment in elegant and useful ways. Join a team of expert hardware hackers/technologists/designers as we hack up prototypes that will digitally augment the conference area. Facilitators will help you to create working prototypes based on sensors, LEDs, motors and small screens. This hands-on workshop, full of creativity, concepting, story-telling, coding and building will run from 10-4, with a break for lunch.

Join a team to:
  • Create wearable computing prototypes - What is after Google Glass?
  • Create smart things - What will smart chairs, smart tables, smart doors, or even smart drink coasters do for you and your brands?
  • Design and create co-working desk robot that makes it easy to see who's hard and work and who's up for a chat
  • Measure and display the busyness of the conference via door-based sensors as well as wifi-measurements
  • Some other top-secret ideas, too!

You don't need experience (though that's good too — we'll be using Processing, Wiring, and Arduino). All you need is the desire to make something cool. Remember, "the best way to predict the future is to invent it."

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Zach Pousman

Principal, Helpfully, LLC

Monday October 7, 2013 10:30am - 3:00pm
Hackathon - 2nd Floor Conference Center Atlantic Station


Speaker Tweet-Up
Running in conjunction with Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase Events - please join Digital Atlanta and the Social Media Club of Atlanta for a Speaker Tweet-up.

What's a Social Media Club Tweet-up? A chance to network, meet people, and have fun!  Your opportunity to connect IRL with the digital and social media community of Atlanta.

Tweetups are an opportunity to discuss anything on your mind - lead the conversation where you want it to go.


More about the Social Media Club

Atlanta has a thriving social media community and earns its ranking as one of the top digital cities in the country. It’s only natural that we have a strong Social Media Club to deliver programming and shine a spotlight on all the outstanding social media-related activities that take place each month in the metro area. We are more than just USERS, we are the influencers, marketing and public relations professionals, and business people who communicate our thoughts and ideas near and far.

You can also connect with us to stay abreast of the latest happenings:
@SMCAtl on Twitter
Social Media Club Atlanta

Monday October 7, 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11th Floor Atlantic Station


Tech Cocktail’s Atlanta Mixer & Startup Showcase
Hey Atlanta, get ready for your upcoming Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase.
Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase Events - a delicious blend between a networking event, startup showcase, and a party. We bring together Atlanta’s hottest startups, most passionate technophiles, job seekers, investors, entrepreneurs, and those simply looking for a fun atmosphere to get to know your neighbors.  The result is a one-of-a-kind experience that has earned Tech Cocktail Mixers the national reputation of a must-attend event..

What to expect?

  • Startups demoing in a casual expo style

  • Engaging conversations

  • Local technology all-stars, celebrities, and thought leaders

Startups: Apply now for a free demo spot at

Register to attend at https://techcocktailatlanta2013.eventbrite.com/.



Monday October 7, 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11th Floor Atlantic Station
Wednesday, October 9


Digital Art Party
Each year Digital Atlanta hosts an event that highlights the intersection of art and technology. This year, we're stepping it up a notch and partnering with WonderRoot to showcase local artists' digital works and interactive media! Projects will aim to activate, enliven and interact with the audience of Digital Atlanta, who will then have a chance to vote for their favorite piece. The digital arts showcase will seek to create connections between the arts community and the technology and design communities to share influence of the creative class in our city.

Come out for an electrifying night of digital art as we party long into the night!

Virginia Byers and Aria Ritz Finkelstein - Automatic Drawing
Mixed media
Automatic Drawing is one project within a series of experiments investigating the use of small electronics and open source programming as research, drawing, and construction tools. Specifically, it harnesses a self-navigating quadcopter as a painting tool.

Andrew Quitmeyer, Ava Ansari, Michael Nitsche, Digital World and Image Group, The Back Room, and Anonymous Iranian Performers - Subway
Android Camera Library, Adobe After Effects
The Subway project digitally joins performers and activists from Atlanta and New York with participants in Teheran to digitally circumvent restrictive laws against dancing in Iran. Together, they create a new hybrid performance spanning the digital and physical boundaries of three cities. The piece uses digital technology to break a dance video documentation into individual frames, which become the basis for a cell phone application that allows performers in Iran to re-enact individual poses. Finally, each pose is sent back and re-assembled in the documentation of the shared event. 

Mary Stuart Hall - Thinking of you thinking of me
Max MSP software with X-Box Kinect as a sensory
An interactive video installation, Thinking of you thinking of me, seeks to engage conference participants and the general public to explore the permeable boundary between viewer and content generator.  When the viewer approaches the TV screen they will see a live image of themselves but scrolling text will appear above their heads.  The X-Box Kinect delivers the live image of the viewer and senses when a face is present.  When a face, or multiple faces, are present, scrolling text will appear above their heads.  The text in the thought bubble is from John Dewey’s essay on qualitative thought.  Thinking of you thinking of me invites viewers to engage in the installation and provides a catalyst to reach beyond the conference and construct their own meaning, knowledge and experience.  

Wednesday October 9, 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm
11th Floor Atlantic Station
Friday, October 11


Digital Atlanta Closing Party
Come celebrate our wrap up to the 2013 conferernce with a few drinks...and even some dinner!

This party is open to the public so join us.

The very talented Alexis Vear will perform.  Check her out at http://alexisvear.com/.

Friday October 11, 2013 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Twelve Hotel 361 17th St NW Atlanta, GA