ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SPARKsouth, a digital marketing conference, will welcome students from throughout the Southeast as it convenes for its first annual meeting on Friday, Oct. 14. Held at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business Executive Education Center in Buckhead, SPARKsouth serves as the largest student-focused digital conference in the Southeast, and is aimed at connecting and engaging digital marketing students and leading professionals from the field.
The first collaboration of its kind, SPARKsouth exposes students to speakers and panelists who bring both experience and variety to the table. The speakers slated for this year's conference include representatives from the Atlanta Hawks, The Home Depot, the Atlanta Braves, Verifone, Sweetwater Brewing Company, InterContinental Hotels Group and Twitter, among other leading brands.
In addition to the various speakers and panels, a mentor lunch and job fair, attendees will also have the option to select one of three tracks to follow during the conference. The student tracks include career development opportunities in an agency setting, brand-centered careers and insight into an entrepreneurial career path.
The conference will also feature keynote addresses from notable influencers in Atlanta's digital marketing community including Kate Atwood, vice president of ChooseATL, Brian Easter, co-founder of Nebo Agency and Joe Koufman, founder and CEO of AgencySparks.
"This conference presents a truly unique opportunity for students to not only learn about the digital marketing field, but also to network and connect with some of the industry's best minds," said Jennifer Osbon, co-founder of SPARKsouth. "We've handpicked the professionals attending and know that each will bring something special and valuable to the table for students."
The SPARKsouth conference serves as an ambassador for both the city of Atlanta and its digital community, bringing together and connecting locally-based organizations, corporations and agencies with top students throughout the Southeast. Conference attendees are slated to come from schools including the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Emory University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Agnes Scott College, SCAD and the Portfolio Center.
Among the sponsors for this year's conference are leaders of Atlanta's digital community including Nebo Agency, ChooseATL, Agency Sparks, Simpli.fi and Hypepotamus, as well as The University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.
To learn more about SPARKsouth, visit http://www.sparksouth.com.
SPARKsouth is a digital marketing conference held in Atlanta designed to help students throughout the Southeast launch their careers in the field. The conference's inaugural session will be held at the Terry College of Business Executive Education Center in Buckhead and will host a combined group of 400 students and professionals. The annual conference provides students with access to leaders in the Atlanta digital marketing community through keynote presentations, professional skill development sessions, panels, a mentor lunch and a job fair.
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