Agenda Quote
2008

The following is the 2008 Nantucket Conference agenda. Guest activities are in italics.

Thursday, May 1
3:00pm-4:00pm
White Elephant

Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs: Identifying New Markets and Developing the Winning Product or Service

Speakers:
Devorah Klein, Human Factors Specialist, IDEO
Eric Saperstein, New Business Initiatives, IDEO

4:30pm-5:30pm
White Elephant

Buzz on a Budget: Getting to Global Awareness Without a Billion-Dollar Marketing Spend

Speakers:
Dave Balter, CEO, BzzAgent
Christine Petersen, SVP/Marketing, TripAdvisor
Greg Selkoe, CEO, Karmaloop.com
Jamie Tedford, CEO, BrandNetworks

Moderator:
Kristen Collins, Founder, KMC Partners

5:30pm-7:30pm
White Elephant

Opening Cocktail Reception

7:30pm

Free Time - Explore Nantucket

Friday, May 2

7:30am-8:30am
White Elephant

Breakfast

8:45am-9:00am
Jared Coffin House

Introductions

9:00am-9:45am
Jared Coffin House

"Game Changer" Conversation: Internet Video

Speakers:
Woody Benson, Managing Partner, Prism VentureWorks
Hilmi Ozguc, CEO, Maven Networks

Moderator:
Jessi Hempel, Writer, Fortune

9:45am-10:30am
Jared Coffin House

"Game Changer" Conversation: Innovation by Design

Speaker:
Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO

Moderator:
Jessi Hempel, Writer, Fortune

10:15am-11:30am

Children's Activity: Sailor's Valentine or creating markershaw (scrimshaw with markers) at the Whaling Museum

10:15am-12:00pm

Guide-Led Walking Tour of Nantucket's Historical District

10:30am-11:00am
Jared Coffin House

Networking Break

11:00am-12:00pm
Jared Coffin House

Getting to the Tipping Point: The Keys to Getting New Ideas to Take Off

Speakers:
Colin Angle, CEO, iRobot
Don Bulens, CEO, EqualLogic
Jim Dolce, CEO, VeriVue
Eran Egozy, Co-founder and CTO, Harmonix Music Systems
John Rizzi, CEO, e-Dialog

Moderator:
Bouzha Cookman, Partner, The Catlin & Cookman Group

12:00pm-2:00pm
White Elephant

Lunch

2:00pm-3:00pm
Jared Coffin House

Understanding the Evolving Wireless Ecosystem: What's Really Changing, and What Does It Mean?

Speakers:
Randy Battat, CEO, Airvana
Dave Grannan, CEO, Vlingo
Rich Miner, Group Manager, Mobile Platforms, Google
Scott Silk, President and CEO, Action Engine

Moderator:
Jimmy Guterman, Editoral Director, O'Reilly Media

3:00pm-3:30pm
Jared Coffin House

Networking Break

3:30pm-4:15pm
Jared Coffin House

The Origins of Venture Capital: Getting to Know Georges Doriot

Speaker:
Spencer Ante, Computers Editor, BusinessWeek, and author of "Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital."

Moderator:
Vinit Nijhawan, Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist

4:30pm-6:30pm
White Elephant

Wine Tasting led by the Brant Point sommelier in the White Elephant Sun Room.

Sponsored by BNY Mellon

4:30pm-6:30pm

Van tour of Nantucket given by Gail's Tours

7:00pm-10:00pm
White Elephant

Lobster Dinner (Indoors)

6:30pm-9:30pm
Jared Coffin House

Children's Program - Space Expedition for Young Explorers run by Cosmic Creations. Explore space and all of its amazing parts. Includes arts & crafts, projects (building rockets and a constellation viewer), group games and a movie! Dinner will be provided for the children.

Saturday, May 3
7:30am-9:00am
Jared Coffin House

Entrepreneurs' Breakfast: Engineering Growth and Exploring the "Logical Next Step"

Conversation leaders:
Mike DiFranza, Founder and President, Captivate Network
Giles McNamee, Founder, McNamee Lawrence & Co.
Bill Warner, Founder, Warner Research, LLC

8:00am-9:00am
White Elephant

General Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am
Jared Coffin House

Cloud Computing: Where It's At and Where It's Heading

Speakers:
Stevie Clifton, co-founder and CTO, Animoto Productions
Frank Gillett, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Sim Simeonov, Technology Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
Jim Steele, Chief Customer Officer and President of International Operations, Salesforce.com, Inc.

Moderator:
John Landry, Founder and Managing Director, Lead Dog Ventures

9:30am-12:00pm

Guest Activity: Farm Talk lecture at Bartlett's Farm: Hot Exotic and Tropical: On Beyond Pothos. Lecture will discuss how to showcase colorful and interesting accent plants for decorating inside and out. Time afterwards for browsing greenhouses and market.

10:00am-10:30am
Jared Coffin House

Networking Break

10:15am-12:00pm
Children's Beach

Children's Activity: Journey into the past with Cosmic Creations. Learn about fossils and the job of a paleontologist. Children will even have the chance to hold real fossils and a prehistoric plant that came back to life! (If rain, the program will be indoors. Children under 5 must attend with an adult.

10:30am-11:15am
Jared Coffin House

"Game Changer" Conversation: Venture Capital, Publishing, New Media, and Research

Speaker:
Patrick J. McGovern, Chairman, International Data Group

Moderator:
Bob Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners

11:15am-12:00pm
Jared Coffin House

"Game Changer" Conversation: Energy/Tech Innovation

Speaker:
Timothy Healy, CEO and Co-founder, EnerNOC

Moderator:
Bob Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners

12:00pm-1:30pm
White Elephant

General Lunch

1:45pm-4:00pm

Private gallery tour of the newly restored Whaling Museum

*Activities subject to change