Conference Day (May 29, 2008)

Time Kasbeer Hall Breakout Room 208
8:00-8:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Welcome to TECH CONFERENCE
Frank Gruber & Eric Olson
9:00-9:30 You Can Build a Business From Anywhere
Mike Domek
9:35-10:05 Looking at Technology For Your Business In New Ways
Harper Reed & Scott VanDenPlas
9 Tips to Profitability: How Squidoo Did It
Brian Williams & Corey Brown
10:10-10:40 Leveraging Social Apps & Widgets For Your Business
Moderator: Sean Ammirati
Panel: Keith Schacht, Troy Henikoff, Nick O’Neill, Alex Bard
Designing With Users In Mind
John Zeratsky & Matt Shobe
10:50-11:20 Startups, The Chicago Way: Avoiding The Silicon Valley Echo Chamber
Adrian Holovaty
Innovate in 30 Minutes
Mike Macadaan & Ant Creed
11:25-11:45 How to Think About Partnerships
Nick Fera
SEO Is All Grown Up: My Quest to be the #1 Douchebag on Google
Micah Baldwin
11:45-12:00 LUNCH BREAK
12:00-12:30 LUNCH KEYNOTE
Discovering Your Inner CEO
Allan Cox
12:30-1:00 Getting Real Keynote
Jason Fried
1:05-1:35 Starting Up: What’s the deal with legal and accounting?
Moderator: Nate Westheimer
Panel: Evan Brown, Daliah Saper & Gary Barron
Productivity Hacks for Social Media, Email, & Business
Jared Goralnick
1:40-2:20 Creating A Brand Leveraging New/Social Media For Your Business
Moderator: Sean Ammirati
Panel: Danielle Wiley, David Armano, Frank Gruber & Geoff Livingston
Cloud Computing and Scaling
Jason Rexilius
2:25-2:55 Understanding Your Audience (The Female Perspective)
Moderator: Shawn Bolan
Panel: Jen Consalvo, Genevieve Thiers & Blagica Bottigliero
Understanding the Semantic Web
Fraser Kelton
3:00-3:30 How to find funding
Moderator: Eric Olson
Panel: Matthew McCall, Kirk Wolfe, Rob Schultz, Bruce Barron & Brad Feld
3:35-4:05 Ask the Wizard LIVE:
Dick ‘The Wizard’ Costolo
4:10-4:45 How to Grow a Community for a Traditional Business
Gary Vaynerchuk
4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks ONWARD TO BARLEYCORN’S:
Frank Gruber & Eric Olson
6:30 -9:00 TECH cocktail mixer event at John Barleycorn’s Wrigleyville