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2008

The following is the 2009 Nantucket Conference agenda. Guest activities are in italics.

Thursday, April 30
3:00pm-4:00pm
White Elephant

Metcalfe on Selling
 
Speaker:

Bob Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners; founder, 3Com Corp.

4:30pm-5:30pm
White Elephant
Getting Funded & Staying Funded

Speakers: 
Jeffrey Anderson
, CEO, Quick Hit, Inc.
Michael Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Christina Lampe-Onnerud, CEO, Boston-Power
Andy Palmer, Board Member, Vertica Systems, CloudSwitch, ByLedge 

Moderator:

John Landry, Founder, Lead Dog Ventures

5:30pm-7:30pm
White Elephant

Opening Cocktail Reception
Hosted by: Foley & Lardner LLP
7:30pm- Dinner On Your Own in Town
(First-time Nantucket Conference participants can sign up for dinners hosted by our conference advisors)

Friday, May 1
7:30am-8:30am
White Elephant

Breakfast

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

Introductions

9:00am-10:00am
Jared Coffin House
CEO Roundtable: Capitalizing on the Downturn, and Managing Toward the Recovery 

Speakers:

Aron Ain, CEO, Kronos
Jana Eggers, CEO, Spreadshirt
Christina Lampe-Onnerud, CEO, Boston-Power
Chris Stone, President and CEO, SiCortex
 
Christopher Zannetos
, CEO, of Courion

Moderator:

Bouzha Cookman, Partner, Catlin & Cookman Group

9:45am-11:00am Children's art activity at the Whaling Museum

10:00am-10:30am Networking Break

10:30am-11:15am
Jared Coffin House
Fireside Chat: Global Domination & the Economics of Free 

Speaker:

Scott Durschlag, COO, Skype 

Moderator:
Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy Columnist, Boston Globe

10:30am-12:00pm Guest Activity: Visit to the Nantucket Whaling Museum

11:15am-12:00pm
Jared Coffin House
Fireside Chat: Next Directions for the Robotics Industry  

Speaker:

Rodney Brooks, Chairman and CTO, Heartland Robotics; Co-founder, iRobot Corp. 

Moderator:

Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy Columnist, Boston Globe

12:00pm-2:00pm
White Elephant

General Lunch

12:00pm-2:00pm
Jared Coffin House
Eben Allen Room

Entrepreneurs' Lunch: New Strategies for Customer Acquisition
(Limited space: requires RSVP in advance or sign-up on site) 

Conversation Leaders:
Jana Eggers, CEO, Spreadshirt
Sim Simeonov
, Technology Advisor, Polaris Venture Partners; co-founder, Plinky
Bill Warner, Founder, Warner Research, LLC

2:00pm-3:00pm
Jared Coffin House
How is the Venture World Changing? 

Speakers:

Paul Ciriello, Founding Managing Director, Fairhaven Capital
Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group
Josh Kopelman, Managing Partner, First Round Capital
Jo Tango, Founder, Kepha Partners

Moderator:
Dan Primack
, Editor-at-Large, Thomson Reuters and Creator, peHUB Wire

2:00pm-3:00pm
Jared Coffin House
Eben Allen Room
Exploring Game-Industry Opportunities and New Dynamics

Speakers:
Jeffrey Anderson, CEO, Quick Hit, Inc.
Brett Close, CEO, 38 Studios
Ian Lane Davis PhD, Studio President & Mad Scientist, Rockstar Games New England

Moderator:
Jimmy Guterman
, Executive Editor, MIT Sloan Management Review


3:00pm-3:30pm Networking Break

3:30pm-4:15pm
Jared Coffin House
How We Rebuild the Economy After the Great Collapse of 2008 

Speaker:

Eric Janszen, Founder, iTulip.com and author, The Post-Catastrophe Economy

Introducer:
Patrick Rafter
, President, Intrastand


4:30pm-6:30pm
Participant and Guest Activity: Nature tour / bird watching with the Maria Mitchell Association

4:30pm-6:30pm
Meet a Noted Artist and have a local Beverage with a View
Cisco Brewer's Beer and Wine Tasting at the Cromartie Gallery & Studio
(Sign up at Nantucket Conference registration desk, limited space.) 
Hosted by Universal Mind

7:00pm-10:00pm
White Elephant

Our 10th Annual Friday Night Lobster Boil (Indoors)
Hosted by J. Robert Scott
6:30pm-9:30pm
Children's Program - Sea Exploration. Explore sealife through arts & crafts, photos and a video of an actual scuba dive.  Includes arts & crafts, hands-on projects, group games and a movie! Dinner will be provided for the children.

Saturday, May 2 
7:30am-8:45am
White Elephant
Brant Point Grill

Breakfast discussion: Building Family Capital
[Limited space: requires sign-up on site. This session is open to guests of registered participants.]

Hosted by: BNY Mellon Wealth Management

 
Speaker: 
Thomas C. Rogerson, Managing Director, Family Wealth Services, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

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

Continental Breakfast

9:00am-9:45am
Jared Coffin House
The VistaPrint Story: 1400 Employees, 16 Million Customers, and $400 Million in Revenue, in Just 13 Short Years 

Speakers:

Robert Keane, CEO, VistaPrint
Fergal Mullen, General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
 

Moderator:

Tim Rowe, Venture Partner, New Atlantic Ventures and CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center


9:30am-12:00pm Guest Activity: Visit the Yoga Room for a beginners yoga class.

9:45am-10:15am

Networking Break

10:15am-11:15am
Jared Coffin House
Mapping the CleanTech Opportunity: Myth & Reality  
[This session is open to guests of registered participants.]

Speakers:

Bill Davis, President & CEO, Ze-gen
Mike Clary, Founder and CEO, GMZ Energy, Inc. and Solasta Inc.
Jim Matheson, General Partner, Flagship Ventures
David Prend, Managing General Partner, Rockport Capital Partners
Hemant Taneja, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners 

Moderator:
Nick D'Arbeloff
, President, New England Clean Energy Council

10:15am - 12:00pm  Children's Activity: Explore the magic of magnets with Cosmic Creations. Children will learn about magnets through experimentation and will take home a project as well. (Children under 5 must attend with an adult.)

11:15am-11:45am
Networking Break

11:45am-12:30pm
Jared Coffin House
Fireside Chat: What It Takes to Win in Consumer & Enterprise Software  
[This session is open to guests of registered participants.]

Speaker:

Paul Ricci, CEO, Nuance

Moderator:
Bob Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners; founder, 3Com Corp.

12:30-1:30 PM
Jared Coffin House

Closing Lunch: Participants will have an opportunity to organize table discussions
2:00pm-3:30pm Participant and Guest Activity: Guide-Led Walking Tour of Nantucket's Historical District

* Guest Activities are subject to change