Unleash Your Business Potential
October 19 (6-9pm)
October 20 (8am-4pm)
Holiday Inn, Williamsport
Full Event + Meals: $100
What is the UnConference?
This two-day event provides a unique platform for small business owners to connect, share experiences, and learn from each other.
True to the style of “UnConferences,” the topics of breakout sessions will be determined by conference participants, allowing for free-flowing discussions that address the unique challenges that small business owners face.
Tria Prima: Testimonial
“(The UnConference) is a very valuable resource. One, is the networking opportunity, but also the chance to meet the people in the community that without your knowledge are working hard to give you the opportunity that you’ve been dying to have, which is to run your own business … This gave me the opportunity to really open my eyes to see what’s just outside my front door.”
Ingrid Callenberger ~ Tria Prima
“The experiences I had at the unconference, were crucial because during difficult times I looked back on some of the feedback and excitement from other business owners about Roambler, and it gave me a lot of faith in what I was building and excitement about continuing.”
Katie Caputo ~ Roambler.com
Registration and Vendor Reception
Unconference Welcome – Steve Brady
Keynote Speaker – Myles Biggs, Unseen Work
Check-in and Registration and Expo
Keynote Speaker- IMAGO?
Breakout Session 1:Topics TBD
Keynote Speaker – Ta or Steve Brame
Breakout Session 2: Topics TBD
Combining Great Minds
Attendees will hear from local leaders in small business during the event. Meals catered by Holiday Inn will also be included.
The Unconference will provide an opportunity for small business owners across Central PA to connect and learn from one another. When you put great minds together, new ideas emerge.
PA Rural Electric Association
Stephen M. Brame, a lifelong resident of Central Pennsylvania, has dedicated his career to serving Pennsylvania communities through strategic public policy. Since 2001, he has held the position of President & CEO at the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PREA) and Allegheny Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Allegheny), where he continues to advocate for rural areas and address their pressing issues.
Brame’s deep understanding of cooperation’s significance in community development has been invaluable to Pennsylvania’s thriving communities.
Dr. Steve Brady
Dr. Steve Brady is the Founder and visionary behind the Covation Center. Dr. Brady is a successful leader and manager with over 35 years of experience in supply chain management, business, logistics, and public policy. He has worked with companies such as Walmart, Kraft Foods, Samsung, Verizon, Macy’s as well as others in developing collaborative processes.
The development of the PA Engage Main Street Cohort Program would not be possible without the dedication of Dr. Brady to implement DCED funding.
Biggs Ideas, LLC
Myles Biggs, a graduate of Lycoming College with a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications, combines his educational foundation with a strong entrepreneurial spirit to excel in the business world. He’s a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Program, highlighting his dedication to personal and professional growth.
With nearly a decade of marketing experience across diverse industries, including construction, transportation, aviation, and craft beer, Myles has held roles such as Marketing Director and General Manager, implementing innovative strategies and driving impactful campaigns to elevate these businesses.
Yellow House Media
October 19 to 20
The Covation Center’s first UnConference was held in October, 2019. The event brought together local business owners to learn from each other and grow together. After a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center is excited to be offering the UnConference again.