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2007

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The following is the agenda from the 2007 Nantucket Conference. Guest activities are in italics.

Thursday, May 3
4:15pm-5:45pm

What I've Learned About...
...The Changing Dynamics of Angel Funding

Speaker: James Geshwiler, Managing Director, CommonAngels
...Building a Team
Speaker: Nick Fera, Chairman and CEO, Parlano
...Staying in Tune with Customers
Speaker: Jeff Anderson, President and CEO, Turbine Entertainment
...Establishing and Maintaining the Right Partnerships
Speaker: Doug Levin, CEO and President, Black Duck Software
...How Social Media is Changing Marketing
Speaker: Paul Gillin, Author, The New Influencers

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

5:30pm-7:30pm

Opening Cocktail Reception

7:30pm

Free Time - Explore Nantucket

Friday, May 4
7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast

8:30am-9:00am

Introductions

9:00am-10:00am

Big Ideas: How to Change an Established Industry

Speakers:

Jason Carlson, CEO, Emo Labs Inc.
Christina Lampe-Onnerud, PhD, Founder and CEO, Boston-Power, Inc.
Ken Lazarus, CEO, Lilliputian Systems
Michael Ruffolo, President and CEO, Liquid Machines Inc.
Russ Wilcox, CEO and Co-Founder, E Ink

Moderator:
John Landry, Managing Director, Lead Dog Ventures; Chairman and CTO, Adesso Systems

9:30am-11:30am

Visit the Nantucket Lightship Basket Shop

10:00am-10:30am

Networking Break

10:00am-11:00am

Children's Activity: Singing Games

10:30am-11:15am

Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Jim Lanzone, CEO, Ask.com

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

11:15am-12:00pm

Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Frank Moss, Director, MIT Media Lab

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

12:00pm-1:30pm

Special lunchtime session about the challenges that confront entrepreneurs led by Avid founder Bill Warner, SolidWorks CEO John McEleney and Paul Maeder, Managing General Partner of Highland Capital Partners. (Sign up at Harbor House Village lobby, limited space)

12:00pm-1:30pm

General Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm

Adventures in Finance: Angels, AIM, IPO, Recaps, and VC

Speakers:
Greg Benning, Managing Director - Mergers & Acquisitions, A.G.
Edwards & Sons, Inc.
Jaime Ellertson, CEO, Gomez
James Geshwiler, Managing Director, CommonAngels
Paul Maeder, Co-Founder and Managing General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
Andy Ory, CEO and Co-Founder, Acme Packet

Moderator:
Mark Heesen, President, National Venture Capital Association

2:30pm-3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm-4:00pm

Demo Session: New Stuff from New England Start-Ups

Speakers:
Jeff Anderson, CEO, Turbine Entertainment
Wendy Frey Caswell, President and CEO, ZINK Imaging, Inc.
Bill O'Farrell, Founder and CEO, PublicDisplay
Sanjay Manandhar, CTO and Founder, Aerva, Inc.
Tom Wilde, CEO, PodZinger

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

4:15pm-6:00pm

Private gallery tour of the newly restored Whaling Museum

4:15pm-6:45pm

Chocolate Tasting at the Nantucket Chocolatier

4:15pm-6:45pm

Cooking demonstration in the White Elephant sunroom

6:30pm-9:30pm

Children's Program - "Circus"

7:00pm-10:00pm

Lobster Dinner (Indoors at White Elephant)

10:00pm-11:30pm

After the lobster dinner, join others for a special movie presentation in the Hearth at Harbor House Village (popcorn will be provided).

Saturday, May 5
8:00am-9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am

The CEO/Board Relationship (in Good Times and Bad)

Speakers:
Larry Bohn, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners; Board Member, Black Duck Software
Nick Fera, Chairman and CEO, Parlano
Scott Griffith, CEO and President, Zipcar
Doug Levin, CEO and President, Black Duck Software
Jonathan Seelig, Managing Director, Globespan Capital Partners; Board Member, Zipcar

Moderator:
Vinit Nijhawan, Venture Partner, Key Venture Partners; Board Member, airwide solutions

10:00am-10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am-12:00pm

Guide-Led Walking Tour of Nantucket's Historical District

10:30am-12:00pm

Children's Activity: Fun and adventure with Cosmic Creations for a treasure hunt at Children's Beach

10:30am-11:15am

Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Jim Buckmaster, President and CEO, Craigslist

Moderator:
Jessi Hempel, Innovation Editor, BusinessWeek

11:15am-12:00pm

Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Chuck Geschke, PhD, Co-founder and Co-chairman, Adobe

Moderator:
Jessi Hempel, Innovation Editor, BusinessWeek

12:00pm-1:30pm

General Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm

Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Jill Medvedow, Director, The Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston

3:00pm-4:30pm

Van tour of Nantucket given by Gail's Tours

3:00pm-5:30pm

Tour of Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Vineyard, Triple Eight Distillery

*Activities subject to change