XSITE-ment Mounting—Agenda Posted for Xconomy Summit; Still Looking for a Few Great Startups

6/1/10Follow @bbuderi

Just two weeks and two days to go until XSITE 2010—the Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. The second annual iteration of one of New England’s biggest celebrations of entrepreneurship—with the theme “Building the Next Economy”—goes down on June 17 at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. We’ve got more than 40 speakers lined up for the event. And now, we have posted the full (and almost complete, minus just a few speakers and panelists) agenda, including our four breakout sessions and a late-breaking Angel Tsunami plenary panel moderated by the always entertaining John Landry.

Those breakout sessions are: Designing the Next Economy (a look at how New England’s cluster of 3D design software companies is helping to boost innovation); Getting Smart About Energy (featuring the region’s leading companies promoting smart grid and energy efficiency technologies); The Mobile Health Connection (on the ways wireless technology is changing patient care and personal health); and When One Product Won’t Cut it: The Return of Biotech Platforms (on new attempts by biotech startups to build whole pipelines of drugs around their fundamental IP). For each panel, we have fantastic moderators and speakers from across our region.

And they are just part of a day that includes keynote appearances by Peter Diamandis, founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation; Richard Pops, chairman, president, and CEO of Alkermes; Rod Brooks of iRobot and Heartland Robotics fame; Peter Hecht, CEO of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals; Bob Metcalfe of Polaris Venture Partners—and Eric Giler, the CEO of WiTricity, who will open the afternoon plenary session with a live demonstration of his company’s wireless power technology at work.

We are still looking for a few great startups to appear in the closing Xpo, where a dozen of New England’s hottest and most interesting new companies in life sciences, energy, and IT will give short presentations, with the audience voting for is favorite in each track. If you are part of a great startup, or want to recommend one, just email us at: editors@xconomy.com.

It’s also a great time to get your tickets. The Saver Rate is set to end tomorrow—and acting now will save you $145 per ticket off our regular rate. We’ve also set aside specially priced tickets for those working at startups less than three years old and with 20 or fewer employees. That Startup Special price is just $195—a cool $400 off our full rate! Register here for a great day surveying the New England innovation landscape.


Bob is Xconomy's founder and editor in chief. You can e-mail him at bbuderi@xconomy.com, call him at 617.500.5926. Follow @bbuderi

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