The fourth annual Maker City Summit returns to the Old City on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at The Mill & Mine. The one-day educational Summit takes place in downtown Knoxville each year to bring the maker community together for networking, professionally-led sessions, and a hands-on educational experience. The summit offers creative business owners real life advice and inspiration to run a handmade business with confidence.

Makers can learn in several different formats: by listening to keynote speakers and panel discussions; by participating in breakout sessions and small groups; by meeting one-on-one with subject matter experts; and by networking with other local makers.

Last year’s summit attracted more than 300 makers, and left them with tangible lists to take their business to the next level and connections that continue to this day.

The Maker City Summit is a day full of inspiration, practical know-how, and dialogue about growing a successful business doing what you love. Collaborative panel discussions, workshops, and keynote speakers will address the challenges of running a creative micro-business. One-on-one sessions and small group discussions with industry experts will help guide business owners in specific disciplines like marketing, merchandising, storytelling, and social media. Most importantly, attendees will connect with fellow makers and small businesses to galvanize The Maker City here in Knoxville.

The keynote speakers for the day are Shunta Grant, host of the podcast Busines, Life & Joy and owner of Because of Zoe Design and Jonathan Clark, Managing Director of the Carpetbag Theater.

Panels for the day center around topics including, diversity and inclusion, innovation, pricing your work and value, the sales funnel, customer engagement, quelfing self doubt, and more.

Visit for more information, browse the agenda, and register.