We're social at Communitech. We know that networking is about more than connections; we also like to learn from those who've paved the way before us, and to have some fun along the way.

And so, we're glad to host Techtoberfest, our entrepreneur-focused conference that will take over the Communitech Hub Oct. 17-18, 2013.

In its second year, Techtoberfest focuses on mixing keynotes, breakouts and networking opportunities. You will not sit still for long during the conference.

Noteworthy keynotes include:

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit and an invite-only speaker at last year's Techtoberfest. We're excited to have him as a keynote this year.

Jeff Hoffman, co-founder and CEO of ColorJar. He writes for Inc. magazine and works with the U.S. government to support business and economic growth.

Daniel Debow, who drives sales performance management as a senior VP with Salesforce, which acquired Rypple, a company he co-founded, in 2012.

Stephen Lake, CEO of Waterloo Region's own Thalmic Labs. Stephen will be doing a Q and A with Daniel Debow.

Robert Richman, a culture architect and author of the upcoming Culture Blueprint. Robert built and launched Zappos Insights, the Zappos Family company dedicated to helping businesses with their cultures.

Register today to save your seat. $35 gets you a one-day pass. $50 gets you both days.

And don't forget about the Techtoberfest After Party. Separate registration is required for this chance to experience some traditional Oktoberfesting with the tech crowd.

As a bonus, if you register for Techtoberfest before Sept. 17, you'll be automatically entered to win tickets to see Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey in Waterloo on Sept. 19.