Join us for the 2015 Spark Conference on Saturday, June 6, at the UNC Charlotte Center City campus in uptown Charlotte, NC. Connect with up to 600 members of the regional developer community. Thoughts will be sparked. Questions will be answered. And fun will be had.

A small fiery particle of curiosity, passion, and motivation can ignite great things within us all. It only takes a spark for an idea to create new and innovative things. Our speakers - developers and entrepreneurs just like you - have a spark. A spark that will educate and inspire. Click below to learn more about the presenters and sessions offered at this year's conference.

Our inaugural keynote speaker is Charlotte’s own Jim Van Fleet!

  • Ben Dewey
  • Ben Sykes
  • Bermon Painter
  • Brian Lanham
  • Chris Ballance
  • Chris G. Williams
  • Christopher Dix
  • Craig Tucker
  • Dale Wilbanks
  • Dan Thyer
  • Danny Warren
  • Dave Turpin
  • David Neal
  • Derrick Cawthon
  • Devin Rader
  • George Beech
  • Ghayth Hilal
  • Gunnar Wagenknecht
  • Ian Cillay
  • Jamie Dixon
  • Jamie Rance
  • Jason Petrin
  • Jim Duffy
  • Jim Wooley
  • Joe Walling
  • Joel Cochran
  • Jon McCoy
  • Jonathan Wood
  • Joseph Feser
  • Josh Robertson
  • Justin Woo
  • Karl Shifflett
  • Katherine Jetton
  • Kevin Griffin
  • Kevin Hennessy
  • Kurt Buehlmaier
  • Leveat Ruse
  • Mark Davey
  • Mark Hutchinson
  • Mark Lassoff
  • Matt Balent
  • Melissa Coates
  • Mike Clement
  • Nick Harrison
  • Oleg Lola
  • Paula Paul
  • Radha Mukkai
  • Rafael Salas
  • Riccardo Terrell
  • Richard L. Taylor Jr.
  • Rick Terrell
  • Sandra Peele
  • Sathyaish Chakravarthy
  • Scott Johnson
  • Steve Bucci
  • Tony Shan


UNC Charlotte Center City
The Center City Building is an iconic and uniquely academic presence within the fabric of downtown Charlotte. As the UNC system’s first urban campus, it provides visibility within the city and anchors the creation of a new four-acre park on the adjacent site.

UNC Charlotte Center City functions as a gateway to the entire University of North Carolina at Charlotte and as such embodies UNC Charlotte’s urban identity in the heart of the greater Charlotte region. Architecturally, it reflects its mission as a premier institution of higher education; its context in this vibrant, rapidly urbanizing area; and its commitment to environmental sustainability.