Innovate Summit Is Bringing a New Conference Experience in Owensboro, Kentucky

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on April 16, 2024

As the world slowly recovers from the setbacks of the pandemic, the demand for smaller, more intimate conferences has surged. Among those addressing this need is The Innovate Summit, which is set to debut in Owensboro, Kentucky, May 21-23, 2024. This new conference aims to bring together a diverse mix of innovators from various sectors in a unique setting.

Unique Venue

The Innovate Summit will be hosted in Owensboro’s newly developed $200 million waterfront area. The picturesque location boasts several hotels, beautiful fountains, waterworks, and a sizable convention center. Notably, the venue is near attractions like the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame and one of the world’s largest children’s parks. It is the perfect opportunity to not only become a part of a new and inspiring event but also take in the sights or make the trip a family experience.

Diverse Participation

Innovation is global and involves numerous groups. Despite this being its first year, the summit expects to attract:

  • Startups and Entrepreneurs: Fresh and innovative ideas from the ground up.
  • Mid-Market Companies: Insights from growing businesses.
  • Venture Capitalists: Investment perspectives and opportunities.
  • Large Corporations: Established industry leaders sharing their expertise.

International Spotlight

A highlight of the event will be participation from the Israeli consulate to the United States for the southern region, along with tech startups specializing in smart cities and mobility. They will share insights into Israel’s innovation landscape.

Expert Speakers

Among the dozens of speakers set to make the summit a success are a few notable names, including:

  • Troy Sandidge: Co-founder of S3 Media and MC of INBOUND.
  • Herb “Flight Time” Lang: Former Harlem Globetrotter and public speaker.

What Makes Innovate Summit Distinct?

Experienced Leadership: The summit is organized by Brian Wallace, who has extensive experience with major conferences like SXSW. Margaret Bedilion is the co-founder of Innovate and has significant experience in the operational aspects of conferences.

Intimate Setting: Unlike larger, overwhelming conferences, Innovate Summit offers a more personal and engaging environment with intentionality and concierge services provided out of an abundance mindset

Culinary Delights: Attendees can also enjoy Owensboro’s renowned food (often regarded as some of the best BBQ in the nation) and drink offerings (as Green River Bourbon is based in downtown Owensboro).

Expected Outcomes

Attendees of the Innovate Summit can look forward to:

  • Networking Opportunities: With a diverse group of participants from various industries.
  • Learning Experiences: Insights and knowledge from leading innovators and industry experts.
  • Cultural Exchange: Interaction with international delegates, particularly from the innovative tech sectors of Israel.

What Our Speakers and Partners Have to Say:

Several speakers and companies have expressed their enthusiasm for the Innovate Summit:

  • “I’m really expecting greatness from Innovate 2024. True Titans of the industry will be meeting up without ego to drive the future further forward. You don’t want to miss it.”- Tim Salau, Mr. FoW & CEO of Guide App
  • “We have been working hard for 9 months building this event and we can’t wait to bring people from all over the world together on one big stage in Owensboro, KY.”- Margaret Bedilion, Co-Founder of Innovate
  • “Rally is excited to work with The Innovate Summit to support their big ambitions with mass mobility as a service. It’s great that they are innovating on the event itself and the transportation, which often gets overlooked. But we all know how travel is a big part of the experience, so we’re looking forward to making it as productive as the summit itself.” – Numaan Akram, Founder of Rally

The Innovate Summit promises to be a cornerstone event for those looking to engage deeply with the global innovation community in a refreshing, scenic locale. If you haven’t already, make sure to grab a ticket and start planning for your trip to Owensboro.

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Spencer Hulse is the Editorial Director at Grit Daily. He is responsible for overseeing other editors and writers, day-to-day operations, and covering breaking news.

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