Agenda Announced for Most Exciting XSITE Yet: We Got 20-Plus Startups, Founders’ Stories, Incubator Debaters, & Provocative Keynoters

5/26/11Follow @bbuderi

We are getting more and more excited about XSITE 2011—the Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, our annual full-day innovation conference set to take place on June 16 at Babson College.

We began announcing keynoters and other featured speakers several weeks ago, and the list has been building—to more than 40 speakers. They run from legendary serial entrepreneur and super angel Desh Deshpande to Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson to Edward Jung, former software architect of Microsoft and co-founder of Intellectual Ventures—to participants in featured sessions such as our annual Startup Xpo, where 12 young startups vie for audience votes.

Now, although we have a few small holes to fill in, we are releasing the full agenda, so you can see how the day will play out, and begin to consider what breakouts you will attend, and maybe where you will come out on our highly interactive session, Do You Really Need an Incubator?, where a quintet of entrepreneurs will debate this key question under the humorous and insightful moderation of Lead Dog Ventures’ John Landry.

The theme of this year’s XSITE is The Entrepreneurship Era, paying tribute to the newfound attention entrepreneurship is getting from the White House to college campuses. Who better to kick this off than serial entrepreneur and super angel Desh Deshpande, who has not only been a prime driver of innovation here in New England, but in his native India as well. Desh recently sent in the title of his talk: Entrepreneurship Driven by Technological and Social Innovation.

You can peruse the lineup yourself. We have one additional keynoter we hope to announce soon, and we will also be revealing the identities of the 12 Xpo companies next week. But here is the rest of the agenda, including the breakouts.

Get your tickets now—and take advantage of our saver registration rate.

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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