- Founder, Wikipedia
- U.S. Internet Entrepreneur and Wiki Pioneer
- One of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”
- Wikipedia: The 5th Most Visited Web Site Worldwide
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as a “Web Celeb”, Jimmy Donal Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur, wiki pioneer, and technology visionary, who is best known as the Founder of Wikipedia, an international collaborative free content encyclopedia on the Internet, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He is co-founder of Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service he set up in 2004. Wales is presented by the IU Alumni Association and the Indiana University Office for Engagement.
Sarah Ware is the founder of Markerly, a platform that connects brands to bloggers and advertises content to over 300 million people monthly. Sarah lives and works in Menlo Park, CA and formerly led a traveling sales team at LivingSocial.
and Lil Bub
Mike Bridavsky is a musician, recording engineer, producer and also takes care of the world’s most loved space cat, Lil BUB. Before his cat became wildly famous, his full time job consisted of recording all types of bands in his Bloomington, IN studio, Russian Recording. Now he spends most of his time “doing BUB Stuff” including a book, webisodes, social media and much, much more.
Jay Baer is a hype-free marketing strategist, speaker, and author and President of the social media and content marketing consultancy Convince & Convert. A digital marketing pioneer, Jay has consulted with more than 700 companies since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, Visit California, Allstate, Petco, Columbia Sportswear, and 29 of the Fortune 500.
Frank Gruber is an entrepreneur and new media journalist focused on sharing his Web product expertise and analysis on Web 2.0, social media and emerging technologies in articles and videos online.
Adam Turla is front man for the Bloomington based, internationally touring band Murder By Death. He is also their business manager and the creator of their 2012 Kickstarter campaign, which was the third highest grossing music project to date.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11TH
SATURDAY, APRIL 12TH
SUNDAY, APRIL 13TH
IU Alumni Hall and Solarium
The site of our Main Stage and LobbyCon on Saturday. Dedicated in 1960 this 5,000 square foot space is part of Indiana Memorial Union the largest college union building in the world.
Our Workshops on Friday will be held at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center. The building was built in 1923 as Graham Motor Sales and later became the Henry Ford Model T assembly plant and showroom.
The venue for both Ignite 11 on Friday and the After Party on Saturday. Since 1973 the Bluebird nightclub has hosted some of best touring musical acts and is a key component of the Bloomington music scene.