Gebbia Jr., co-founder and CPO of San Francisco-based Airbnb, will headline the
Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce’s Experience Innovation 2013 Weekend on Sept. 6-7 at the
Marriott at Century Center. He will join other technology leaders in discussing
the potential of the new people-to-people economy. The event is open to the public and tickets
are on sale now at www.experienceinnovation.eventbrite.com.
Gebbia, son of the District 4 city councilman,
will share advice for entrepreneurs and business leaders through his own experience
launching and growing Airbnb, the giant online marketplace for sharing homes
and spaces he and his co-founders created in 2008. Today, Airbnb is a $2.5
billion company used by an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 people each night and the
keystone of the emerging "sharing economy."
Innovation 2013 Weekend kicks off Friday night, Sept. 6, with a VIP
Reception with Gebbia at 5:30 p.m. and his keynote at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 7, Gebbia will
also join a brunch and panel of local and statewide technology and economic
development experts from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Panelists include: Technology
Association of Georgia President and CEO Tino Mantella, Interdev CEO Gary
Nichols, Brookhaven City Council Member (District 3) Bates Mattison and NAI
Brannen Goddard Managing Director Stephen Proctor. Brookhaven Chamber Program
Director J.D. Clockadale will moderate the panel. The topic will be the
emergence of the Perimeter and Georgia as a hotbed for IT growth.
7 will also feature a showcase of the latest technology innovations by local
firms from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A limited number of exhibit space and sponsorships
are currently available.
This article was prepared by the chamber and edited for publication.