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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 (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL)
 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: Wendy Colby, Ben Foster, Jared Golden, 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: Randi Brill, John Connolly, Bruce Montgomery, Michael Ross
 12:40pm –  1:30pm R Technology at Scale: Companies With Over $20M in Revenue
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C

Speakers: Godard Abel, Michael Alter, Adam Caplan, Fred Hoch, Glenn Trout
  2:00pm –  3:00pm R Featured Speakers: Matt Maloney & Mike Evans
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C

Speakers: Mike Evans, Matt Maloney
  2:00pm –  3:00pm R Financial Innovation
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A

Speakers: Chris Duesing, Evan F. Herman, Adam Oliveri, Gerard J. Pannekoek, Nic Perkin
  2:00pm –  3:00pm E Hiring For Growth: Five Chicago Tech Founders Share Their War Stories
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B

Speakers: Ajay Goel, Troy Henikoff, Jack Philbin, Adam Robinson, 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: Todd Curry, Susan Coelius Keplinger, Shawn Riegsecker, Mimi Wotring
  3:30pm –  4:30pm R Digital Reputation: Trust, Reviews, Credibility
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

Speakers: Mark Britton, Noah Lang, Melissa Marchwick, Alex Wilhelm
  3:30pm –  4:30pm R Featured Speakers: Tom Sosnoff & Gian Fulgoni
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C

Speakers: Tom Sosnoff, Gian Fulgoni
  3:30pm –  4:30pm R Future of Work: The Digital Worker
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A

Speakers: Matt Cooper, Geoff Domoracki, Kasper Hulthin, Mike Samson, Ved Sinha
  5:00pm –  6:00pm R Hiring 2.0
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

Speakers: Martin Dieffenbach, Bailey O'Connell, Andy O’Dower, Kelly Stickel, Judi Wunderlich
  5:00pm –  6:00pm G Capitalizing on Intellectual Property
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B

Speakers: Michael Friedman, Karen Kerr, Richard Machonkin, Jonathan Pasky
  5:00pm –  7:00pm E Entrepreneurs Unpluggd
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C

Speakers: Carry Chessick, Michael Farah, Matt Moog, Penelope Trunk
  6:30pm –  9:00pm L TechWeek Chicago Opening Party! Hosted by PeopleBrowsr
English (444 North La Salle Boulevard Chicago, IL 60610)
  8:00pm –  9:00pm L TechWeek Chicago After Party! Hosted by 5Degrees and DealsGoRound
Sidebar Grille (221 N. Lasalle Chicago, IL 60601)

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, Chris Mickens, Ted Novak, 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, Ed Scanlan, Andrew Sieja, Arvind J. Singh
  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 (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

Speakers: Dane Drotts, Katy Lynch, John Roa
  9:30am –  6:00pm X TechWeek Expo Saturday
Merchandise Mart (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL)
 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: Mike Werner, Nick Ducoff, Jodee Rich, Nikhil Sethi, Michael Sussman
 11:00am –  12:00pm R Customer Intelligence
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B

Speakers: Michael Fisher, Brett Queener, Blane Sims, Vivek Sodera, Barry Stamos, Joe Stanhope
 11:00am –  12:00pm S Blogging as a Career: Building an Audience and Making a Living
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B

Speakers: Stephanie Precourt, Nicole Balch, Cassie Boorn, Sarah Evans, Erin Loechner
 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: Rafiq Ahmed, Kira Lynn, Peter Meyers, Pek Pongpaet, Dominique Raccah
 12:30pm –  1:30pm R Big Crowdsourcing: How Your Business Can Benefit
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C

Speakers: Ross Kimbarovsky, Geoff Domoracki, Eric Koester, Epirot Ludvik Nekaj
 12:30pm –  1:30pm E Social Media Magic: A Woman's Touch
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A

Speakers: Hope Bertram, Shira Lazar, Meagan Lopez, Hermione Way
 12:30pm –  1:30pm S The Natural Evolution of Social Commerce
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

Speakers: Kim Jacobson
  2:00pm –  3:00pm B Transformations in Healthcare Technology
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B

Speakers: Subbu Arumugam, Chirag Patel, Desiree Vargas Wrigley
  2:00pm –  3:00pm R Small Business Mashups: Cloud, API, SaaS
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A

Speakers: Trevor Dryer, Frank Gruber, Sean Harper, Jamaal Montasser, Rahim Sonawalla
  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 (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

Speakers: Caleb Elston, Richard Fawal, Michael Glick, Jason Goodrich
  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: Rick Holthouse, Amit Prakash, Aimee Reker, Megan West
  3:30pm –  4:30pm E TechWeek Projects Kick Off!
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)
  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: Anthony Batt, Daniel Blackman, Steve Grove, Fred Lebolt, Jonathan Pasky
  5:00pm –  6:00pm C The Crowdfunding Revolution
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A

Speakers: Ethan Austin, Alanna Clark, Erica Labovitz, Nate St. Pierre, Josh Tetrick, Rob Wu
  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, Ivan Sheldon, Dave Weekly
  5:00pm –  6:00pm S Gamify My Project - Creating a Better Experience Through Fun and Games
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

Speakers: Christian Arca, Andy Guinn, Jared Steffes, Josh Tsui
  6:00pm –  8:00pm L Official Illinois Launch After Party
District Bar (170 West Ontario Street )

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: Dan Beckman, Jessica Gomez, Justyn Howard, Scott Hurff, Scott Rutherford
  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 (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL)
 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: Sam Altman, Drew Mitchell, Brad Spirrison, Tom Tierney, Johnny Todd
 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 (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

Speakers: Will Luttrell, Mike Zeman
 12:30pm –  1:30pm C The New Commerce: Bridging Online and Offline
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A

Speakers: Amy Gibby, Nitin Gupta, Dan Hess, Kevin Leland, 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: Chris Carlson, Jared Golden, Steve Krol, Dave Simon, Mick Welsh
  2:00pm –  3:00pm G Apps for Metro Chicago: The Data
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

Speakers: Alya Adamany, Rishi Desai, Kate Eyler-Werve, Brett Goldstein, 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 (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

Speakers: Steve Lundin
  5:00pm –  6:00pm G Social Media & The Uprising in Iran
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A

Speakers: David Hale, Lyric Hughes Hale, Jerome McDonnell, Narimon Safavi
  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 (221 N. Lasalle Chicago, IL 60601)

July 25 • Monday

  9:00am –  5:00pm X TechWeek Expo Monday
Merchandise Mart (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL)
  9:00am –  6:00pm E midVenturesLAUNCH (All Day Event)
Merchandise Mart (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL)
  9:30am –  10:15am E Life in a Startup Incubator
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room C

Speakers: Jim England, Stella Fayman, Eduardo Fernandez, 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: Lon Chow, Brian Fields, Joshua Hernandez, Matt Spiegel, Kevin Willer
 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: Joel Barnes, Michael Burke, Sean Everett, Jon Imerman, Jason Seiden, Phil Tadros
 11:00am –  12:00pm E How to Get Paid--Really
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room D (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

Speakers: Bryan Johnson
 11:00am –  12:00pm E Intrapreneurship
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room B

Speakers: Brian Chau, Stanley Crane, David Galante, Bernhard Kappe, Matt Manzella
 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: Michael Ardnt, George Deeb, John Franczyk, Karan Goel, Troy Henikoff, Irv Shapiro
 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 (222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654)

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: Jessica Kim, Matt McCall, Kurtis Trevan, Cliff Turner, Desiree Vargas Wrigley
  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