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July 22 • Friday


  8:00am –  9:00am L IVCA Invite-Only VC & PE Breakfast TBA
  9:10am –  9:20am G Introduction: John Tolva, CTO of Chicago Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: John Tolvo
  9:30am –  10:10am G Keynotes: Aneesh Chopra Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Aneesh Chopra
  9:30am –  11:30am I Agile Basics Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Michael Feathers
 10:20am –  10:50am E Keynote: J.B. Pritzker Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: J.B. Pritzker
 11:00am –  11:30am A Keynote: Craig Newmark Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Craig Newmark
 11:30am –  12:00pm A Fireside Chat: Jory Des Jardins Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Jory Des Jardins, Arabella Santiago
 12:00pm –  2:00pm L DC 2 VC Health IT Luncheon TBA
 12:00pm –  6:00pm X TechWeek Expo Friday Merchandise Mart
 12:30pm –  12:40pm R Morgan Stanley Launch Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
 12:30pm –  1:30pm E The Executive Decision: Why Large Companies Should Work with Start-ups Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Jared Golden, Wendy Colby, Ben Foster, Steve Moffat, Jonathan Ruff, Andrew Salzman
 12:30pm –  1:30pm G Education 2.0: How Does Tech Fit Into the Classroom? Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Bruce Montgomery, Michael Ross, John Connolly, Randi Brill
 12:40pm –  1:30pm R Technology at Scale: Companies With Over $20M in Revenue Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Adam Caplan, Fred Hoch, Glenn Trout, Godard Abel, Michael Alter
  2:00pm –  3:00pm R Featured Speakers: Matt Maloney & Mike Evans Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Matt Maloney, Mike Evans
  2:00pm –  3:00pm R Financial Innovation Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Chris Duesing, Adam Oliveri, Nic Perkin, Gerard J. Pannekoek, Evan F. Herman
  2:00pm –  3:00pm E Hiring For Growth: Five Chicago Tech Founders Share Their War Stories Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Adam Robinson, Ajay Goel, Jack Philbin, Troy Henikoff, Will Scott, Sam Yagan
  3:30pm –  4:30pm A The Future of Digital Advertising: The Players on the Real Time Advertising Exchanges Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Shawn Riegsecker, Susan Coelius Keplinger, Mimi Wotring, Todd Curry
  3:30pm –  4:30pm R Digital Reputation: Trust, Reviews, Credibility Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Mark Britton, Noah Lang, Alex Wilhelm, Melissa Marchwick
  3:30pm –  4:30pm R Featured Speakers: Tom Sosnoff & Gian Fulgoni Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Gian Fulgoni, Tom Sosnoff
  3:30pm –  4:30pm R Future of Work: The Digital Worker Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Geoff Domoracki, Matt Cooper, Kasper Hulthin, Ved Sinha, Mike Samson
  5:00pm –  6:00pm R Hiring 2.0 Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Judi Wunderlich, Bailey O'Connell, Martin Dieffenbach, Kelly Stickel, Andy O’Dower
  5:00pm –  6:00pm G Capitalizing on Intellectual Property Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Jonathan Pasky, Richard Machonkin, Michael Friedman, Karen Kerr
  5:00pm –  7:00pm E Entrepreneurs Unpluggd Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Penelope Trunk, Matt Moog, Carry Chessick, Michael Farah
  6:30pm –  9:00pm L TechWeek Chicago Opening Party! Hosted by PeopleBrowsr English
  8:00pm –  9:00pm L TechWeek Chicago After Party! Hosted by 5Degrees and DealsGoRound Sidebar Grille

July 23 • Saturday

  9:30am –  10:30am R “Wake Up! It Ain’t About Tech!” Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Brian Burkhart, Andy Crestodina, Ted Novak, Chris Mickens, Jon Schickedanz
  9:30am –  10:30am E TiE Midwest, Technori, Built in Chicago and Lean Startup Circle: $20M + Bootstrapped Entrepreneurs Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Shawn Riegsecker, Arvind J. Singh, Ed Scanlan, Andrew Sieja
  9:30am –  10:30am I Mobile UX Design Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Jon Buda
  9:30am –  10:30am I Startup Puzzle Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Katy Lynch, John Roa, Dane Drotts
  9:30am –  6:00pm X TechWeek Expo Saturday Merchandise Mart
 11:00am –  11:30am R Keynote: Jason Fried Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Ross Kimbarovsky, Jason Fried
 11:00am –  12:00pm A Social Data: Sharing, Publicizing, Selling Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Nikhil Sethi, Nick Ducoff, Mike Werner, Jodee Rich, Michael Sussman
 11:00am –  12:00pm R Customer Intelligence Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Vivek Sodera, Joe Stanhope, Blane Sims, Barry Stamos, Michael Fisher, Brett Queener
 11:00am –  12:00pm S Blogging as a Career: Building an Audience and Making a Living Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Sarah Evans, Erin Loechner, Cassie Boorn, Stephanie Precourt, Nicole Balch
 11:30am –  12:00pm R Keynote: Ross Kimbarovsky Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Ross Kimbarovsky
 12:30pm –  1:30pm C Digital Publishing: Embracing Disruption Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Peter Meyers, Rafiq Ahmed, Dominique Raccah, Pek Pongpaet, Kira Lynn
 12:30pm –  1:30pm R Big Crowdsourcing: How Your Business Can Benefit Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Geoff Domoracki, Ross Kimbarovsky, Epirot Ludvik Nekaj, Eric Koester
 12:30pm –  1:30pm E Social Media Magic: A Woman's Touch Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Hope Bertram, Shira Lazar, Hermione Way, Meagan Lopez
 12:30pm –  1:30pm S The Natural Evolution of Social Commerce Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Kim Jacobson
  2:00pm –  3:00pm B Transformations in Healthcare Technology Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Chirag Patel, Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Subbu Arumugam
  2:00pm –  3:00pm R Small Business Mashups: Cloud, API, SaaS Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Sean Harper, Jamaal Montasser, Rahim Sonawalla, Trevor Dryer, Frank Gruber
  2:00pm –  3:00pm I Data Liberation Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Brian Fitzpatrick
  2:00pm –  3:00pm S The Rise of Social Settings: Location, Mobile, and the Evolution of Online Communities Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Caleb Elston, Jason Goodrich, Richard Fawal, Michael Glick
  3:30pm –  3:40pm C Daily Digital Launch Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
  3:30pm –  4:30pm A Data Hoarders: Shaking Off the Data Paralysis Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Aimee Reker, Amit Prakash, Megan West, Rick Holthouse
  3:30pm –  4:30pm E TechWeek Projects Kick Off! Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
  3:30pm –  5:00pm I Welcome to Rails Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Noel Rappin
  3:40pm –  4:30pm A Content is KING!: Digital Storytelling & Media Innovations Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Jonathan Pasky, Daniel Blackman, Anthony Batt, Steve Grove, Fred Lebolt
  5:00pm –  6:00pm C The Crowdfunding Revolution Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Rob Wu, Ethan Austin, Josh Tetrick, Alanna Clark, Erica Labovitz, Nate St. Pierre
  5:00pm –  6:00pm T Web Typography: On Choosing (and Using) Fonts on Screen Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Billy Whited
  5:00pm –  6:00pm G The Technology of Solving Big Problems Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Tyler Bell, Geoff Domoracki, Brandon Kessler, Dave Weekly, Ivan Sheldon
  5:00pm –  6:00pm S Gamify My Project - Creating a Better Experience Through Fun and Games Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Jared Steffes, Josh Tsui, Christian Arca, Andy Guinn
  6:00pm –  8:00pm L Official Illinois Launch After Party District Bar

July 24 • Sunday

  9:30am –  10:30am A Mobilize for Mobile Marketing: Rev Up Your Business with Mobile Marketing AND Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Can Kill Your Campaign Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Tammi Franke, Dick Strassburger
  9:30am –  10:30am A The Art of Engagement: Monitoring Your Audience Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Scott Rutherford, Scott Hurff, Jessica Gomez, Justyn Howard, Dan Beckman
  9:30am –  10:30am I Clojure: the New Ruby Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Micah Martin
  9:30am –  6:00pm X TechWeek Expo Sunday Merchandise Mart
 11:00am –  12:00pm I I am the Place: Delivering Information to a Mobile Society Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Alice Toth
 11:00am –  12:00pm S Social Local Mobile Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Brad Spirrison, Drew Mitchell, Johnny Todd, Tom Tierney, Sam Altman
 12:30pm –  1:00pm E Fireside Chat: Jeff Lawson Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Jeff Lawson
 12:30pm –  1:30pm A The Challenge of Ad Verification Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Will Luttrell, Mike Zeman
 12:30pm –  1:30pm C The New Commerce: Bridging Online and Offline Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Nitin Gupta, Dan Hess, Kevin Leland, Amy Gibby, Ivan Sheldon
 12:30pm –  1:30pm I Choosing Your Web App Platform Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Tyler Jennings
  1:10pm –  1:40pm E Keynote: Sam Altman Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Sam Altman
  1:30pm –  2:00pm R Who is PeopleBrowsr? TechWeek Projects Lounge
  2:00pm –  3:00pm A The Ad Ecosystem Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Jared Golden, Chris Carlson, Steve Krol, Mick Welsh, Dave Simon
  2:00pm –  3:00pm G Apps for Metro Chicago: The Data Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Rishi Desai, Kate Eyler-Werve, Brett Goldstein, Alya Adamany, Sebastian James, Drew Williams-Clark
  2:00pm –  3:00pm S Keynote: Matt Moog - 10 Principles for Using Social Platforms to Build Communities Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Matt Moog
  2:00pm –  3:30pm E Hiten Shah w/ Lean Startup Circle Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Hiten Shah
  3:30pm –  4:30pm T What Happens After Someone Loads Your App? Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Sean Shadmand
  3:30pm –  4:30pm I Hadoop and Big Data to Drive Our Web Analytics Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Raghu Kashyap
  4:00pm –  5:30pm E Startup Weekend Judging Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
  5:00pm –  6:00pm A Interactive Marketing Horror Stories Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Steve Lundin
  5:00pm –  6:00pm G Social Media & The Uprising in Iran Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Narimon Safavi, Jerome McDonnell, David Hale, Lyric Hughes Hale
  5:00pm –  6:00pm I Talk Tech to Me Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Jeff Cohen
  6:30pm –  8:30pm T Official TechWeek VIP Mixer sponsored by New World Ventures Sidebar Grille

July 25 • Monday

  9:00am –  5:00pm X TechWeek Expo Monday Merchandise Mart
  9:00am –  6:00pm E midVenturesLAUNCH (All Day Event) Merchandise Mart
  9:30am –  10:15am E Life in a Startup Incubator Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Jim England, Eduardo Fernandez, Stella Fayman, Brittany Laughlin, Rishi Roongta
  9:30am –  10:30am E 10 Things I Learned Launching Yobongo Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Caleb Elston
  9:30am –  10:30am E Why Chicago is the Best Place to Start a Company co-sponsored by Startup Illinois Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Joshua Hernandez, Kevin Willer, Matt Spiegel, Brian Fields, Lon Chow
 10:15am –  10:20am M mVLAUNCH: Jetstream Social Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
 10:20am –  10:40am E Fireside Chat: Seth Sternberg Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Seth Sternberg
 10:40am –  11:40am M mVLAUNCH: Dieselpoint / Enginez Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
 10:45am –  11:05am E Fireside Chat: Dave Weekly Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Dave Weekly
 11:00am –  12:00pm A Viral Marketing Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Jon Imerman, Phil Tadros, Joel Barnes, Sean Everett, Jason Seiden, Michael Burke
 11:00am –  12:00pm E How to Get Paid--Really Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Bryan Johnson
 11:00am –  12:00pm E Intrapreneurship Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Bernhard Kappe, Stanley Crane, David Galante, Matt Manzella, Brian Chau
 11:05am –  11:10am M mVLAUNCH: Tronton Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
 11:10am –  11:30am E Fireside Chat: Jeremy Hanks Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Jeremy Hanks
 12:00pm –  12:45pm G Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Pat Quinn
 12:30pm –  1:30pm E Capital and Cash Flow: Should I Raise Money? Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Irv Shapiro, George Deeb, John Franczyk, Troy Henikoff, Karan Goel, Michael Ardnt
 12:30pm –  1:30pm E Rockstars, Babies and The Mothership: My Story of Serial Entrepreneurship Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Jill Salzman
 12:30pm –  1:30pm E Startups and the Future of Work Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D
Speakers: Matt Cooper
  1:15pm –  1:45pm A Keynote: Gurbaksh Chahal Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Gurbaksh Chahal
  1:45pm –  1:50pm M mVLAUNCH: Advanse Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
  1:50pm –  2:20pm C Keynote: Eric Koester Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Eric Koester
  2:00pm –  3:00pm E SPARK Women: The Fundamentals of a Winning Pitch Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Kerry Knee, Maliha Mustafa
  2:00pm –  3:00pm I Develop Your Business on Mobile Devices Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Brandon Passley
  2:30pm –  2:35pm M mVLAUNCH: CrowdSavvy Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
  2:35pm –  3:15pm E Keynote: Dave McClure Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Dave McClure
  3:30pm –  3:40pm C Launch: Mineful Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
  3:30pm –  4:30pm E midVenturesLAUNCH: Top 5 Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
  3:30pm –  4:30pm E SPARK Women: Funding Basics – What options are available? Is it right for you? Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B
Speakers: Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Matt McCall, Kurtis Trevan, Cliff Turner, Jessica Kim
  3:30pm –  4:30pm I Scaling a Development Team Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Shinji Kuwayama
  5:00pm –  5:05pm M mVLAUNCH: Feed Earth Now Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
  5:00pm –  5:45pm E Keynote: Penelope Trunk Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C
Speakers: Penelope Trunk
  5:00pm –  6:00pm T The Web Design Process: A Strategy for Success Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A
Speakers: Shay Howe