FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Donna Brassard
(207)761-8379, ext. 327
PORTLAND, Maine (July 22, 2014) – EepyBird, a.k.a. the Coke and Mentos guys whose viral videos have now been seen over 100 million times, will deliver the keynote speech at the Mainebiz fifth annual Momentum Convention at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine on October 9, 2014. This year’s convention will celebrate the theme of transformation in the newly transformed Civic Center.
EepyBird explores creativity, and in particular, the ways in which ordinary objects can do extraordinary things. Stephen Voltz and Fritz Grobe spend countless hours searching for ways to transform commonplace items from everyday life into something new and unforgettable. Voltz and Grobe are experts at providing practical tools and fresh thinking that empowers people to produce outstanding results.
“We all know them as the Mentos guys and authors of How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnetic Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects,” said Donna Brassard, Mainebiz’s publisher. “But EepyBird is much more than just entertainment – through an inside look at Voltz and Grobe’s creative process, attendees will discover how to improve their businesses by looking at old problems in new ways, and turn challenges into opportunities.”
“We’re excited to be speaking at the Mainebiz Momentum Convention, particularly with this year’s focus on transformation,” said Grobe. “Whether we’re making Coke and Mentos geysers or creating paper waterfalls from sticky notes, our work transforms everyday objects into extraordinary things. We’re looking forward to showing people the creative process behind these transformations and how they can apply these tools to being creative in what they do.”
“Our process is centered on the idea that creativity isn’t about genius; it’s about persistence,” added Voltz. “Everyone has the ability to be creative, and our process offers concrete ways to unlock your own creativity.”
The innovative ideas brimming from EepyBird’s laboratory in the woods of Buckfield, Maine have resulted in multiple television appearances and presentations at numerous venues around the United States. “One of the reasons our business is based in Maine is that there is a remarkable pool of determined, independent, and creative people here,” said Grobe.
Registration to this year’s Momentum Convention opens August 8. In addition to the annually anticipated keynote address, convention attendees will have access to over 120 business to business exhibitors, networking with well over a thousand business decision-makers, learning via the Mainebiz U sessions, and hospitality provided by Maine-based purveyors of fine food and beverage.
EepyBird Studios’ viral campaigns have received two Emmy nominations, won four Webby Awards, and have been seen over 100 million times. They have been featured in People Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, as well as on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show, Mythbusters, and more. www.eepybird.com
About Momentum Convention
Momentum is an annual convention hosted by Mainebiz to connect business leaders and foster growth and innovation in Maine’s businesses. Spend the day with some of Maine’s most successful CEOs who will share how their transformational approach launched their companies to new heights. The Momentum Convention is a full day of learning and networking with your peers and customers, October 9, 2014 at the newly transformed Cumberland County Civic Center. www.mainebiz.biz/momentumconvention