Another speaker on Friday is Dr. Brian Hemphill, president of West Virginia State University. Nikki Bowman, founder and publisher of New South Media, the company that publishes "West Virginia Living" magazine, is the dinner speaker on Saturday.
"(Bowman) has created a very successful publishing company," Kimmons said.
Events will move to the Charleston Civic Center starting at noon Saturday. The Create NOW Fair, which is free and open to the public, will be held from noon to 5 p.m.
Entrepreneurs will receive mentoring and be able to discuss their ideas at the fair, Kimmons said.
Registration is $95 for one day and $189 for both. People can register online at www.createwv.com or at the event Friday morning.
Online registration should be completed by Wednesday, Kimmons said, but latecomers can still register at the door.
People also may attend the Friday and Saturday dinners for $35 per night.
About 150 people have registered, but a last-minute rush is anticipated.
"We expect about 200 people at the conference," Kimmons said.
Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau President and Chief Executive Officer Alisa Bailey is very excited to see the conference in Charleston.
Bailey pointed out that the conference will coincide with FestivALL Fall and HallowEast.
"This is going to be an exciting weekend in Charleston," she said.