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EntreFEST returning to Cedar Rapids in 2024

Speaker applications now open for annual two-day conference taking place June 13-14

Cedar Rapids, IA (Nov. 17, 2023) — EntreFEST, the two-day conference celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation, returns to Cedar Rapids in 2024 after two years in Iowa City. The conference will be held June 13-14, 2024. 

Venues for the 2024 installment of the annual event include the Geonetric Building and the Olympic Theater, with more to be announced soon. 

“EntreFEST celebrates the collaboration between people who make things happen,,” said NewBoCo Executive Director Jill Wilkins. “For the last two years, we got to celebrate that collaboration in Iowa City, and we’re thrilled that now we’ll be bringing it to Cedar Rapids again. It’s such a wonderful event for all of us.” 

In addition to keynote speakers and panels, EntreFEST features dozens of smaller sessions that cover all aspects of business and entrepreneurship. Attendees will be able to ask questions and interact with speakers directly during those sessions, while happy hours and live entertainment give attendees the chance to network and unwind afterward. 

Applications for speakers at EntreFEST have already opened, and can be found here.

More information about venues, speakers, and tickets will be announced soon at  

About EntreFEST

EntreFEST is a two-day conference and festival that celebrates the collaboration between people who make things happen. It creates opportunities for people to connect in order to spark professional growth, community building and outside the box thinking. The event is produced by the New Bohemia Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo). Learn more at

About NewBoCo

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo) is a 501(c)(3) organization located in the New Bohemia neighborhood of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. NewBoCo’s programming supports entrepreneurship, innovation and tech education to help Iowans become more resilient and thrive in a changing economy. Learn more at 

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