The Future of Search Photo Gallery

12/1/09Follow @gthuang

We spend a lot of time at Xconomy reporting, analyzing, writing, and editing stories about technology in the Northwest, but when it comes to photography—well, we can’t be experts at everything. So Luke asked (politely) whether his lovely and talented wife, Tracy Cutchlow, might want to take some photos for our “Future of Search and Information Discovery” event at the University of Washington last night, just like she did for our biotech event in October.

Once again, she captured the intellectual vibe and good humor in the room (even with some tricky lighting conditions). Todd Bishop of TechFlash zeroed in on some of the best quotes of the evening in his recap today, and we will sum up a few more highlights and takeaways a little bit later.

Thanks to all who made last night a great success and a lot of fun. Huge thanks go to our event sponsors: Bing, Cooley Godward Kronish, Stoel Rives, and Vulcan Capital. And to our event partners: UW’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering (special thanks to Kay Beck-Benton and Ed Lazowska), and the Washington Technology Industry Association (Ken Myer). We would also like to thank our underwriters—Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Fenwick & West, Cooley Godward Kronish, and the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security—as well as our venture members, Arch Venture Partners, Polaris Venture Partners, and Vulcan Capital.

We’ve added some captions to the photos of our esteemed speakers below—thanks to you all. Please drop me a note if you were in the audience and have other pictures or feedback from the event. In the meantime, you can scroll through the thumbnail images, and click on any of them to get a larger view. Enjoy.

Brian Bershad

Brian Bershad

Harry Shum

Harry Shum

Oren Etzioni

Oren Etzioni


Ed Lazowska

Ed Lazowska


Steve Hall

Steve Hall

Oren Etzioni, Ken Myer & Ed Lazowska

Ken Myer (center) with Oren Etzioni and Ed Lazowska


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Will Hunsinger

Will Hunsinger

T.A. McCann

T.A. McCann

Andrew Kasarskis

Andrew Kasarskis

Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin

Cameron Myhrvold

Cameron Myhrvold

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Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @gthuang

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