After its successful inaugural event last year in Boracay, Geeks On A Beach, or simply GOAB, is back with a more awesome line-up of activities!
What is GOAB?
Geeks On A Beach is a two-day international conference that is organized for those who are interested in start-ups, technology, and design. This event aims to gather all tech enthusiasts around the country (and even the world) and let them collaborate ideas to “make the world a better place”!
The 1st GOAB took place last September 26-27, 2013 in Boracay Island and was attended by 339 participants from 17 countries and 42 speakers. This year, GOAB 2 will be held on August 21-22 on Mactan Island, Cebu with the theme “Startup Roadmap Beyond ASEAN 2015”.
Who are the people behind GOAB?
Introducing the institutions responsible for the organization of GOAB 2:
It's a “non-profit, independent community of business, technology, and startup enthusiasts” known for organizing events and trainings that are geared towards educating, supporting, helping, and inspiring the grassroots community to be competitive in the field of entrepreneurship.
“Providing excellence in developing and promoting ICT plans and programs” is the primary goal of this agency that's behind the ICT-related efforts of the government.
Symph is a company offering interactive design, application development, and digital marketing services to clients around the Philippines and the world.
The illustrations, graphic design, animation, and other branding efforts of GOAB 2 are all artistic products of this Cebu-based Swashbuckling Creative Studio.
PR & Event Management:
A leading provider of Public Relations solutions to companies in Visayas and Mindanao, PRWorks is the brilliant mind behind GOAB 2's PR and event management.
The event's co-presentors are Ideaspace, Smart Bro, and Smart DevNet, and for a complete list of the official sponsors and partners, click here.
GOAB 2 won't be complete without the roster of cool geeks from around the world who are willing to share their insights about technology, business, and design. To get to know the people you can meet and listen to in the event, check out the complete list of names (and the speakers' backgrounds) here:
What to expect in GOAB 2?
This year's Geek On A Beach conference offers the following agenda for all geeky participants:
- Challenges and Opportunities of Startups
- Uncut: A Realistic View of Philippine Startups and the Road Ahead
- Recognizing Standout Startups and Apps
- Women in Tech
- Investing in Social Entrepreneurship
- Beyond ASEAN 2015: Opportunities and Challenges for Startup Communities
Aside from learning new things about the aforementioned subjects, you will be able to meet new people who may also share the same interests with you as well as feel more inspired to start your own business while experiencing a wide range of fun outdoor activities at the same time!
How to register?
Log in to http://www.geeksonabeach.com/ to register. The event's official website shares lots of comprehensive details, including the inclusions of the registration fee and the accommodation options for participants coming from different parts of the country.
If you register as early as now, you can get a 30% individual discount or a 35% group discount! You better hurry for this special offer expires on July 20, 2014.
Where to get more info?
For inquiries about airfare, airport transfers, and other vital event details, visit http://www.geeksonabeach.com/ or follow GOAB 2 at their official social media accounts, https://www.facebook.com/GeeksOnABeach & https://twitter.com/GeeksOnABeach.