Athens, GA – Summer 2013




8 a.m.-9 a.m.

Networking Breakfast and Registration

9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Everything I Needed To Know About Building My Brand, I Learned From The Kardashians (Yes, THOSE Kardashians…) with Shameeka Ayers, The Broke Socialite

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Finding Happiness in Your Work with Alex Wier, Daniel Stewart and Lee Heffernan of Wier/Stewart Advertising Agency

10:30 a.m.-10:45 p.m.

Schermer Pecan Break

10:45 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

Real to Reel: Food, Film and TV…A Brand in Transition with Ashley Epting, Epting Events

11:30-12:45 p.m.

The Southern Coterie Networking Lunch presented by Epting Events in the foyer of the Georgia Museum of Art

12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

The Olsen Theory: Why the Real Brand is You with Jessica Nell Graves, The Love List & Creative Director of Shops Around Lenox

1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Creative Strategy Starts with Good Conversation with Hanna Seabrook, Gadabout Creative & Creative Director of Southern Proper

1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Blogger/Brand Relationships and Social Media Marketing with Jennifer Bilbro, Pink Bike Networking and Out to Eat with Kids

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Goo Goo Cluster Break

2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Styling and Staging for Good Photography – with curators Kristen Bach, Rebecca Wood and Rinne Allen

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Give-Aways, Swag Bags

Enjoy a tour of the Museum or the many offerings in Athens.

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

The Southern Coterie ‘Cocktails & Conversations’ presented by Southern Living and Epting Events at the Georgia Theatre

Craft cocktails will be served from Southern Living Test Kitchen recipes and paired with regional fare coordinated by one of the South’s favorite catering and event companies, Epting Events.  Enjoy multiple food stations from visiting and local chefs as well as Epting’s iconic praline station on the roof.

Panel with Southern Living Executive Food Editor Hunter Lewis with renowned Executive Chef of Athen’s Farm 255 and season 9 Top Chef contestant, Whitney Otawka and Partner at Atlanta’s Holeman and Finch Public House and James Beard Foundation Awards Outstanding Bar Program semifinalist, Greg Best.

9:00 p.m.

Music kicks off with Cicada Rhythm Georgia natives Andrea DeMarcus on bass and David Kirslis on guitar. This talented pair imitates and modernizes folk music to a rejuvenating degree.  At 10 pm, Athens and Savannah based songwriters, Stewart & Winfield Lowcountry-Rock…good old harmony-driven, Americana roots songwriting…A Ya’llternative music experience of authentic, instantly recognizable, folk-based tunes