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Chris Valentine

Event Manager

Chris is a result-oriented Event Producer with over 30 years of experience working with large
scale innovation and technology events - bringing together thought leaders, innovators
and startups from around the globe. He is the founder and CEO of Adeo InterActive, an events management company that specializes in technology conferences, economic development events, event consulting, and public speaking opportunities.

Adeo InterActive Events Management facilitates and manages all the necessary arrangements associated with events — from engaging key stakeholders, developing conference vision, building content programming (ie. keynote, panels, startup pitch event, partnering groups, etc.), featuring local experiential groups and organizations, managing logistics and vendor negotiations, and much more. We can devise an event that meets the client’s specific needs and manage as much of the planning process as the client requires.

Chris has successfully produced numerous international, national, and regional events and programs for a diverse group of clients including SXSW, AARP, Louisville Innovation Summit, Inventures Canada, Turner Entertainment, Rally Indiana Conference, Student Startup Media, NANO Canada, SheInnovates, NASA, Kauffman Foundation, Healthways, Turner Entertainment, and many more.

Chris Valentine is also the Founder of the Internet of Senses Institute, a collective of thought
leaders, inventors, and early adopters dedicated to building a vibrant community of
entrepreneurs, executives, policymakers, and researchers ready to propel the innovation
promised by the digitization of the five senses -- hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch. Launched in 2021, the Institute embodies Chris’ passion for bringing communities together to enhance and move forward the development of multi-sensory technology innovation.

As an experienced professional, Chris’ work involves forward thinking leadership and strategic
planning to create high profiled global innovation events. His effective leadership has a proven
track record in delivering results, motivating stakeholders and volunteers to reach and exceed strategic objectives and goals, and fostering positive and productive relationships with partners, sponsors, speakers and the innovation community.

Industry Expertise: Large Scale Technology Innovation Events, Startup Pitch Events, Global Startup Ecosystems, Community Ecosystem Development

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Events featuring Chris Valentine
Events featuring Chris Valentine