Riverwalk 2013 will return to the Riverwalk complex in Bradenton May 2-5 for four days of expert speakers, interesting panelists, and insightful discussions on how to run a business in the fast paced and constantly changing world we live in.

Riverwalk 2013 will kick off on Thursday, May 2 with a "Coding for Nonprofit" event which will bring together software architects, designers, coders, and project managers to solve technical issues for Realize Bradenton, the local arts council and group that runs the Riverwalk complex.

The festivities will continue on Friday, May 3 with an Economic Development Summit which will feature a series of panel discussions and breakouts on disruptive technology and disruptive business models, as well as a special keynote speech from Dell’s Chief Innovation Officer Jim Stikeleather entitled “Disruptive Technologies and Disruptive Business Models: In a perfect economy where is growth and return?”

On Saturday, May 4, Riverwalk 2013 will play host to the BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton unconference event where open space is championed and and the conference agenda grows and changes on the fly throughout the day.  Everyone attending is encouraged to participate by sharing their passion through talks, panel discussions, round tables, marketing feedback, or simple conversations.

Riverwalk 2013 will conclude with a green technology expo and music festival day featuring a special showing of the Fiddler on the Roof at the brand new Manatee Players’ Theater and more.

According to their website, the only event that isn't free is Friday's Economic Development Summit, which costs $85 to attend with lunch and post-event party with a light meal included.  The Saturday BarCamp Sarasota-Bradenton unconference event is free to attend, but it appears they are accepting contributions on the ticketing page.

For tickets and more information on Riverwalk 2013, visit sparkgrowth.net.