What is DIG SOUTH Tech Conference?

DIG SOUTH connects leading global brands like Oracle, IBM and Salesforce to the top tech leaders and entrepreneurs in the South. We gather in gorgeous Charleston to make deals, share the latest digital trends and build relationships. Curated tracks include technology, marketing and business.

When and where is the next DIG SOUTH?

DIG SOUTH will be held April 24–26, 2018 at the Charleston Gaillard Center and other stunning locations across the gorgeous Charleston peninsula. Take in a world-class dining scene, hit the beach and grab a meeting with a local fast-growth tech company or Fortune 100, including Boeing, Bosch, BMW, Volvo, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz Vans or Michelin. Who doesn’t love Charleston, the world’s #1 destination?

Who attends and speaks at DIG SOUTH?

Over the last four years, DIG SOUTH has welcomed more than 12000 attendees and 800 speakers from the world’s leading brands, including Facebook, Google, BuzzFeed, IBM, Boeing, Twitter, The New York Times, Adobe, Kickstarter, VaynerMedia, Inc, Fast Company and hundreds more. DIG SOUTH focuses on connecting those brands to the South’s top 500 tech companies including Blackbaud, Red Hat, Benefitfocus, BAH, Terminus, Snagajob and BoomTown plus tech-powered companies like Coca-Cola, Dixon Hughes Goodman and many more.

2019 Theme: What’s your story?

The 2019 DIG SOUTH theme is “What’s Your Story?”

DIG SOUTH Tech Conference selects the best of the best, the most innovative executives, experts and fast-track entrepreneurs working today in technology, marketing and business. Our attendees want to hear the real story from people in the game right now: What does it take to make it as an entrepreneur? What’s the most important new tech for us to consider adopting? Where should we spend our limited resources? How can we increase revenues by 10x? When should we pivot? Take venture capital? Exit? And how do you recruit the very top talent?


Topics within each track deep dive into leadership, code, IoT, AI, digital marketing, brand storytelling, e-commerce, gaming, digital health, wearable tech, 3D printing, app development, location-based promotions, design, creativity, viral video, music, social media, digital publishing, funding, creative collaborations, the evolution of tech and creative culture, transportation, eSports and much more.

DIG SOUTH attendees include …

the top 500 tech companies in the South plus leading C-level innovators and disruptors, entrepreneurs, startups, digital marketers and strategists, software and hardware developers and engineers, designers, technology executives, investors, members of the national media, arts professionals, musicians, researchers, inventors, media planners and buyers, publishers and many other Web-savvy professionals and leading creatives.

…fall between 25–50 on average, are well educated and many have advanced degrees.

…are high-income earners with most making $100,000+.


…is an historic, coastal, culinary mecca, but it’s also an innovative hub for established and emerging tech and tech-related industries – just ask Google, Boeing, Benefitfocus, Blackbaud, SPARC, PeopleMatter, Blue Acorn, BoomTown, BMW, JetBlue, Volvo, Daimler, Amazon and many others. And, like Charleston, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Nashville, Miami, Savannah, Greenville, Jacksonville, Richmond, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Birmingham, Louisville, Dallas, Houston, Austin, D.C. and other Southern neighbors are emerging as strong tech sector players. Get in the game now.


DIG SOUTH is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free experience for everyone.

DIG SOUTH welcomes thought-provoking, inspirational and sometimes controversial content and conversations; however, we do not tolerate verbal or physical abuse, the use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions, or any form of harassment, racism, sexism or discrimination that violates any local, state, or federal law. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited under federal and state laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and The South Carolina Human Affairs Law.

In short, we do not tolerate harassment of Conference participants in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the Conference without a refund at the discretion of DIG SOUTH organizers.

Please contact info@digsouth.com if you have experienced or observed a violation of this policy, and DIG SOUTH will work to assess the situation and respond as soon as possible.

Notifying DIG SOUTH does not constitute or replace a notification to local law enforcement. Violations of the law should be reported directly to law enforcement. For emergencies, immediately dial 9-1-1. 

Sexual Assault Services

Contact People Against Rape via their 24-hour support and information hotline at (843) 745-0144 and visit www.peopleagainstrape.org for further assistance.  


Succeed in the South.

Stanfield Gray

CEO, Founder

Head of sponsorships, development and finance.

Sunny Gray

Harriott Parker

Leading sponsorship development and cultivating expansion opportunities.

Harriott Parker

Sponsorship Director

Erika Collins

Executive Assistant

Brand identity, interactive development, feats of visual wonderment.

Matthew Sheriff

Art Director
Logan Venderlic

Web and music.

Logan Venderlic

Digital Director

Misty Lister

Registration + ETC Experience Director

DIG SOUTH is forever grateful for the generosity of our DIG Nation pioneers. These visionaries saw the potential in our Conference and gave us the swift “Kickstart” we needed to launch.

Marshall Walker, Jana Eggers, Victor Boudolf, C. King, Amy Jordan, Omatic Software, Todd St. Onge, The Charleston Mattress, Victor Boudolf, Barry A. Burke, Brooke Casey, Yates Dew, Dominic, Lindsey Havens, Kelley Jarrett, Adam J. Moore, Courtney Rowson, Center for Women, Garden & Gun, Bryan Luce, Laura Plotts, Britton Josey/Tread Josey, Jessie Bower, Matt Anderson, Dave Baxter, Cecil Beeland, Jamie Britt, Ben Cash, Courtney Cell, Elizabeth Cline, Greg Close, Kevin J. Conlon, Mitchell Davis, Erika Firm, Terry Fox, Cole Futch, Jesse Hartle, J. David Hoffman, Ethan Jackson, RH Kennedy, Josh Kohl, Joe & Carol Mason, Mac McSwain, Xavier Meier, Angie Mizzell, Kate Nevin, Angel Postell, Brian Rhodes, Robben Richards, Leila Davenport Ross, Heather Solos, John C. Sullivan, David Townsend, Steve Warner, Sarah Church/Joe Church, Patrick L. Archibald, Jeff Beck, Marshall Brink, Austin Bryan, Todd Craig, Distil Union, Clint Fisher, Holly Fisher, Jenny Fowler, Devin Grant, Ashton Graydon, Earle Gregory, Mark Gunnels, Drew Harrison, Jonathan Hoffman, Andrew Hollowell, Sarah Howard, Celeste James, Jadran Jones, Allison Jordan, LabThug, Rick Link, Shane Lasby, Natalie J. Lawrence, Katherine Link, Susan Myers, Chad Norman, Chris Quinn, Nick Rakestraw, John Rowland, Gil Shuler, Kevin Smith, Chris Starr, Patrick Sullivan, Jaime Tenny, Eric Thome and Katie Thompson, Tina Arnoldi, Ronii Bartles, Adam Boozer, Rhett Lightfoot Boyd Jr., Thomas Brady, Jared Bramblett, Tracy Burkett, Michael Carnell, Rick Case, Digital Charleston, Dale Daigle, Steven Dix, Debbie Donovan, Brian Duncan, Bobby Earl, Emmeline Edwards, Logan Edwards, Jeff Evans, Rebecca Finley, Jeffrey Elliot Fleming, Mark Emerson, Jeff Fuller, Matt Hiott, Susan Lucas Hoffman, Mary Hutchins Harris, Claire Johnson, Micah Johnson, Mateo Jones, Amber Joyner, Thomas Joyner, Kelly Knight, Sarah Krapfel, Tim Latsbaugh, Jessica Bobbitt Leddy, Connie Little, Little Highrise, Christina Lor, Erin W. McCall, Liz Mester, Jessica Mickey, Catherine Morgan, Matthew Morse, Sheree Muse, Mike Orren, Ted Ownby, Amyleigh L. Pellegrino, Kira Perdue, Erin Perkins, B. Rakestraw, Colleen Reilly, KD Rich, Josh Silverman, Els Sipkes, Lee Snelgrove, Jonathan Spohn, Leah Suárez, Diana Swart, Lisa Turansky, Tara Derr Webb and Lua Martin Wells, Drew Anderson, Abi Angel, Clay Austin, David Bates, Bellaluna, Bonton Studio / CityTrex LLC, Lars Bredahl, Humberto Briceno, Ben Bussey, Burton Callicott, Haley Campbell, Hollis Carrouth, Lee Clarkson, Lucas Cobb, Amanda Bunting Comen, Samuel Cuevas, Cecelia W. Dailey, Jennifer Dienst, David Douglas, Joe Dwyer, Zoya Eydelman, Wendy Ezelle, Merideth Garrigan, Catherine Giddens, Andrew Hanhauser, Maura Hogan, Hannah Hosemann, Joe Hosemann, Brad Huffman, Leslie Isaksen, Mascha Jansen op de Haar, Megan Jean, Rachel Jenkins, Dominic Kelly, Katie Kosma, Natalia LeDang, Jack Linke, Heath Meade, Midosm LLC, Sara Miller, Claire Monahan, Steven Padilla, Nancy Palo, Jammie Pappadakes, Robert Pearce, Jen Petroff Smith, Cheryl Smithem, Bryan Spahr, Darius Tavasoli, Elizabeth Tinga, Keira Williams, Tom Wilson and Steve Padilla.


2018 numbers at a glance