Ready For Some Yeti? Don’t Miss Thursday Night’s Networking Event24 Feb

With the weather and chaos around cancellations and reschedules, we wanted to remind LDA members that we are gathering this Thursday night, Feb. 26, from 5-8 at Red Yeti Brewing Company in Jeffersonville, Ind., for a round of good, old fashioned networking.

Please RSVP so we have a head count to give the management. The food and beverage will be on-your-own, but we’ll try to have some appetizers to munch on. So, come hang with us!

Also, don’t forget that last week’s event on compliance in digital marketing has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10 from 6-8 at Red e App in NuLu. RSVP at the Eventbrite page. We’ll serve hors d’ouvres and have a cash bar as we learn from Steve Embry from Frost Brown Todd. Special thanks to Frost Brown Todd and Red e App for sponsoring the event.

See you all Thursday!


Velocity’s “How to Quit Your Day Job” Event – Feb 25th23 Feb

Being able to quit your day job to work on your own startup business idea is a daunting task. A million questions arise, such as:

How can I afford it?
How hard will I have to work?
What happens if I fail?

For most people, it is impossible to give up a steady stream of income and throw caution to the wind to follow their dreams. However, it is actually possible to quit your day job and start up a business. In fact, Velocity has had members in each of it’s last three cohorts that thought the grass might be greener building their own company enough that they took the leap of faith. We’re putting this panel of experts together so that they may share their experiences on how they did it and how they’re doing it.
We’d love for you to attend this event, which will be held on Wednesday, February 25th from 5:30pm to 7pm at 400 Missouri Avenue in Jeffersonville, IN.

RSVP here!

More about the panel:

-Ron Karroll left his job at Humana to start Collabra, a platform that allows students and independent musicians to connect with each other and instructors, socializing the process of learning music

-Chris Bailey left his job at Siemens to start GearBrake, a company that makes a device that provides motorcyclists the reassurance that other drivers will be able to see them in time to avoid a rear-end collision.

-Bill Burke left his job at General Electric to start Calculingua, a software as a service company, modernizing knowledge creation for scientists and engineers to analyze data, collaborate and publish.


Thursday’s Event Postponed; Networking Event Added18 Feb

To err on the side of safety and warmth, the LDA Board of Directors has elected to postpone tomorrow night’s event “How to ensure digital marketing efforts are compliant” with Steve Embry. The forecast for single digits and wind chill, plus the road conditions just give us pause. We’d rather you be safe and warm than run the risk and make you cold.

We will reschedule Mr. Embry’s presentation (using the same Eventbrite event so you can stay RSVP’d if you registered) for Tuesday, March 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Red e App.


Let’s gather next Thursday night from 5-8 at Red Yetti Brewing Company in Jeffersonville, Ind., just across the Big Four bridge. We would love to just gather and chat with no formal program. I’m sure we’ll all need a break from the cabin fever, too.

See you next week. (Please do RSVP on the new eventbrite here or below.) And be sure to add your name to the RSVP for our March 10 event with Steve Embry from Frost Brown Todd on the important issues of compliance in digital marketing.

Louisville Tech

Civic Hacking Event Coming Feb. 2116 Feb

Hey LDA-ers! We’ve learned of a cool civic hacking event coming to town next weekend and wanted to share. Louisville’s Civic Data Alliance and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) are seeking coders and open data folks to participate in a Civic Hacking Event Feb. 21s. Those interested should come to APH February 21 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to offer their expertise to work on enhancing an app for people who are blind.  Those who participate can expect a day of programming, design, mapping, and collaboration. They will learn how to mass import buildings and addresses into Open Street Map, and do it.

According to the Civic Data Alliance:

“Data gathered that day will be used to for Nearby Explorer™, an Android app designed by APH. The app empowers users who are blind or visually impaired to independently explore, discover, and enjoy their neighborhoods, in Louisville and other cities throughout the nation– and beyond– with poise and confidence.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so only the first 50 people to register may attend.  We ask people to sign up by noon, Thursday, February 19 so we can make sure we have enough resources (and food) on hand to make the day flow smoothly. Sign up at

The American Printing House for the Blind is located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40206,

So get on it!


Ensure Your Digital Marketing Efforts Are Compliant – 2/1910 Feb

Please join us on Thursday, February 19th, from 6 – 8 pm at Red E App, where Steve Embry, a lawyer with Frost Brown Todd will be speaking on digital property, TCPA, the Lanham Act, and Kentucky’s new data breach/security act.

Appetizers will be provided and we will have a cash bar.

Admission to the event is free.

Thank you to our event sponsor Frost Brown Todd!

Click here to RSVP and reserve your spot.

Please note:
Red E App is located at 216 S. Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Parking is on the street. Red E App is on the second floor and you will have to walk up stairs.

We will also be collecting items for Family Scholar House. If you would like to contribute, their wish list is below:
Paper Products – toilet paper, paper towels, and boxed tissues.
Feminine Hygiene Products
Children’s Hygiene Supplies – Diapers (particularly sizes 3,4,& 5), pull-ups, wipes, and hand sanitizer
Household Cleaning Supplies
Cooking Equipment/Eating Utensils Toiletries
Laundry Supplies – Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
General items – light bulbs and gently used lamps
Gently used household furniture and decorative furnishings that makes apartments feel like home
Educational Items

We look forward to seeing you there!


January 20th Humane Society Social Media Event13 Jan

Please join us for our January LDA event at the Kentucky Humane Society!

On January 20th, from 6-8pm we will be hearing from their social media team on how they have utilized social media in the non profit world. Success, failures, lessons learned and what they are doing moving forward in 2015. The event will take place on their main campus, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville, KY 40214. Light appetizers will be provided and we will have an open bar.

This event is limited to 50 people so don’t wait to sign up! Click here to register.

When: Jan. 20 6-8pm
Where: Kentucky Humane Society
241 Steedly Drive Louisville, KY 40214


LDA Holiday Networking Event – 12/1703 Dec

Please join us for the LDA December Holiday/Networking Event!

When: Wednesday, December 17th 6- 8pm
Where: El Toro (300 Distillery Commons, Suite 470)
Details: Admission to the event is free! Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided courtesy of El Toro.

We’ll also be giving away fun holiday gifts as door prizes that you won’t want to miss.

Keeping with the spirit of giving during the holidays, we would also like to take this opportunity to give back to our community. We’re asking that attendees bring a donation of old technology (computers, laptops, etc) or a monetary donation to support the Jefferson County Public Schools with technology education. Some items they are in need of are below:

Networking hardware
Old smart phones and/or tablets
LCD Monitors
Networking supplies (Cat5/6 cable, cable ends, fiber cable/ends)
Computers / Servers / Laptops
Laptop/Server/Computer hard drives

Click here to RSVP and secure your spot today.

We hope you’ll join us for an exciting evening filled with food, drinks and conversation with your digital peers.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Holidays from LDA!


Geolocation: The Intersection of Place and Value – 11/1810 Nov

A panel of industry-leading geolocation experts will be joining the Louisville Digital Association next Tuesday, November 18th, to discuss how place can deliver value for brands and businesses in today’s mobile age. The event will take place at Studio Nulu (1320 East Washington Street) from 6 – 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 with hors d’oeuvres, networking and a cash bar. The panel discussion will begin at 6:30.

This is a free event!

We will feature Jeff Hardison from Meridian, Inc., Joe Montgomery of Class120, as well as a representative from leading location tracking and organization, Esri. The discussion will be hosted and moderated by Sam Douglass, LDA Board of Directors member and LEAP VP of Account Strategy.

Questions that the panel will answer include:

-What is Geolocation?
-How does it work?
-What are the benefits?
-Who is using it successfully today? And how?
-What are the challenges we face?
-What does the future look like?

Where: Studio Nulu 1320 East Washington St.
When: November 18th at 6pm
Food and Drinks/Networking: 6:00 – 6:30
Panel Discussion/Q & A: 6:30-8:00

RSVP here to reserve your spot!

RSVP now to reserve your spot and help us gather a headcount for food and drinks. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be an intriguing conversation on geolocation.

We look forward to seeing you there!


2014 LDA Digital Media Summit Wrap-Up18 Oct

The 2014 Louisville Digital Association’s Digital Media Summit is a wrap and my what a day it was. Thanks to all who came to support the LDA in our annual fund-raising event. The content was spectacular, the food was great, the facility was outstanding (minus the mini heat wave after lunch) and the chance to meet, greet and network was awesome.

While we’re still compiling the numbers, we already know that this year’s Summit by far exceeded each year prior in terms of attendees, ticket sales and more. So thank you, so much, for helping support the LDA and its mission.

As promised, here are the slide decks from the various speakers. Be sure to follow them on Twitter and share their goodness with your networks as well!

Rick Murray (@rickmurray) – A Decade of Chasing What’s Next

Erik Deckers (@edeckers) – 10 Professional Writing Secrets

Tim Hayden (@TheTimHayden) and Tom Webster (@webby2001) – The Mobile Commerce Revolution

Jason Brown (@leanvertising) – Paid Advertising on Facebook, How to PPC Ninjas Really Work

Kyle Lacy (@kyleplacy) – 5 Technology Trends Disrupting Behavior

Dr. Karen Freberg (@kfreberg) – Communicating at the Right Time, Right Channel and Right Situation in a Crisis

Julia Roy (@juliaroy) – Your Brand, Your Brain


One Week Left To Get Your LDA Summit Tickets!03 Oct

The Sixth Annual Digital Media Summit is less than two weeks away and you have just one week left to reserve your seat! This year’s event promises to be an incredible learning experience from nationally renown speakers and experts in the marketing, communications and digital space. And you get that without having to leave Louisville!

Register Now

The deadline for registrations is Friday, Oct. 10 — one week from today. If you’re on the LDA’s mailing list, you can register for a member rate of just $129. The price includes breakfast and lunch, plus an incredible day of learning.

See the full agenda here.

Read more about the event on the registration page.

Former Edelman Digital president Rick Murray headlines a speaking docket that makes the LDA Digital Media Summit one of the premier one-day digital marketing events in the country. Do not miss it! Other speakers include:

  • Kyle Lacy of Salesforce-Exact Target Marketing Cloud
  • Julia Roy of Workhacks
  • Edison Research’s Tom Webster
  • Mobile expert Tim Hayden
  • University of Louisville communications professor Dr. Karen Freberg
  • Social advertising ninja Jason Brown
  • Erik Deckers of Pro Blog Service
  • All hosted by our very own Jason Falls!

Get your tickets now! And we’ll see you on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Bellarmine’s Frazier Hall!

About the Louisville Digital Association

The Louisville Digital Association (LDA) was established to further the digital future of Louisville, KY and the Commonwealth. With its roots as the Social Media Club of Louisville, the Louisville Digital Association has expanded the conversation to trends on mobile, desktop web, entrepreneurship and technology in addition to social media. We continue to bring together the perspectives of engineering and development, design and user experience, sales and marketing, business and leadership from the Fortune 500 to entrepreneurs and start-ups. The diversity in these viewpoints provides valuable input to all. The Louisville Digital Association facilitates ongoing dialogue to engage and grow all involved, especially those with a connection to the area.

Contact Us

Need to contact the LDA? Just send a shout to info [at] louisvilledigital [dot] org!