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2006

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The following is the agenda from the 2006 Nantucket Conference. Guest activities are in italics.

Thursday, May 4

4:30pm-5:30pm

An Entrepreneur's Workshop: Intention + Invention = Success

Speakers:
Srini Vasan, CEO, Animatix Studios
Bill Warner, President, Warner Research; Founder, Avid Technology and Wildfire Communications

5:30pm-7:30pm

Opening cocktail reception

7:30pm

Free Time - Explore Nantucket

Friday, May 5

7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast

8:30am-9:00am

Introductions

9:00am-10:00am

The Secrets of Success: How Start-ups Get Big (and Mistakes to Avoid)

Speaker:
Tom Stemberg, Venture Partner, Highland Capital Partners; Founder, Staples Inc.

Moderator:
Scott Kirsner, Contributing writer at Wired and Fast Company; Editor of cinematech.blogspot.com

10:00am-10:30am

Networking Break

10:00am-11:00am

Children's Activity: Music and dance program by well-known, Nantucket children's musician Marcia Hempel

10:00am-12:00pm

Guest Activity: Visit Nantucket Natural Oils. Learn about the natural perfumes and colognes that are created at the store

10:30am-11:15am

The CIO's Perspective: What's on the Front Burner, What's on the Back Burner, and How They're Working with Vendors

Speakers:
Rick Broughton, Director of IT Strategy, Dunkin Brands
Joseph Kennedy, Vice President, Information Technology, State Street Corporation
Kevin Roden, EVP and CIO, Iron Mountain<

Moderator:
Dave Ellard, SVP, Glasshouse Technologies; former CIO, EMC Corp.

11:15am-12:00pm

VCs On: Deals I Did, and Deals I Didn't Do

Speakers:
Jeff Andrews, Partner, Atlas Venture
Todd Dagres, Founding Partner, Spark Capital
Michael Greeley, Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures
Charley Lax, Managing General Partner, GrandBanks Capital

Moderator:
Vinit Nijhawan, Venture Partner, Key Venture Partners; Board Member, airwide solutions; President, TiE-Boston

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm

Where Ocean Science and the Innovation Economy Meet

Speaker:
Dr. Robert Gagosian, President, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2:30pm-3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm-4:00pm

M&A: The Unwritten Rules

Speakers:
Scott Friend, President and Co-founder, ProfitLogic (acquired by Oracle)
David Ketsdever, CEO, SVB/Alliant
Giles McNamee, Co-founder, McNamee Lawrence & Co.
Scott Tobin, General Partner, Battery Ventures
Carol Vallone, Co-founder and CEO, WebCT (merged with Blackboard)

Moderator:
Marina Hatsopoulos, Director, GSI Group; Director, Contex Holding; Advisory Board, Z Corporation

4:15pm-5:45pm

Guide-Led Walking Tour of Nantucket's Historical District

4:15pm-6:00pm

Private gallery tour of the newly restored Whaling Museum

4:15pm-6:45pm

Chocolate Tasting at the Nantucket Chocolatier. Taste and discuss how world class chocolates are made.

6:30pm-9:15pm

Children's Program - "Dance Party"

7:00pm-10:00pm

Lobster Dinner (Indoors at White Elephant)

Saturday, May 6

8:00am-9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am

Fireside Chat with MIT President Susan Hockfield

Speaker:
Susan Hockfield, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderator:
Bob Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners

9:30am-12:00pm

Guest Activity: Farm Talk lecture at Bartlett's Farm: Perennials that Bloom all Summer. Time afterwards for browsing greenhouses and market.

10:00am-11:00am

Children's Activity: Puzzle Time. Join other children for an informal playgroup. Puzzles will be provided.

10:00am-10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am-11:15am

Why Let Customers "Co-Design" Your Company?

Speaker:
Patty Seybold, Founder and CEO, the Patricia Seybold Group; author, Customers.com and The Customer Revolution

11:15am-12:00pm

Understanding the China Opportunity: What it Means for Entrepreneurs, Investors and Executives

Speakers:
Amy Chiang, Partner, China Capital Ventures
John Fan, CEO, Kopin Corporation
Yasheng Huang, Associate Professor of International Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
James Lee, Principal, America 's Growth Capital

Moderator:
Larry Harding, Founder and President, High Street Partners

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm

Teens and tech: How the next generation uses technology, straight from their mouths

Speakers:
Mirtha A., Arun N., Ashley K.,
Keya O., Lilly O., Michael G.

Moderator:
Jessi Hempel, Staff Editor, BusinessWeek

3:00pm-4:30pm

Van tour of Nantucket given by Gail's Tours

3:00pm-5:30pm

Nature Hike by Eco Guides of Nantucket