Mobile Madness NW: Save Big on Tickets to See Siri’s Inventor & More

11/27/12Follow @curtwoodward

Great news for all you post-Thanksgiving bargain hunters: This is your last chance to save nearly 30 percent on tickets for Mobile Madness Northwest, our premier year-end conference bringing together some of the region’s top innovators.

Our special saver rate expires after today, so be sure to pick up your tickets now for this afternoon event, being held Dec. 12 at Town Hall in Seattle. This is the second year that Xconomy is holding our signature Mobile Madness conference series in Seattle, and we’re building on last year’s sold-out debut in a big way.

Our headline speaker is Adam Cheyer, the co-inventor of Siri—Apple’s virtual personal assistant that debuted with the iPhone 4S. Cheyer recently left Apple, which acquired Siri in April 2010 for a reported $150 million to $250 million, but says he’s still “very bullish on the future for Siri” at Apple.

There’s plenty more. You’ll also hear from founders and investors about the stories of their collaboration, drawing out insights about what it takes to build successful companies. You’ll hear groups of experts discuss the big changes that mobile computing is bringing to marketing, retail, and messaging services. And you’ll get a chance to hear local innovators sound off in sharp solo talks that highlight a big idea or emerging trend, from connected cars and mobile development to enterprise computing.

Here’s a sampling of the additional presenters:

—Chris DeVore, General Partner, Founder’s Co-op

—Boris Wertz, Founding Partner, Version One Ventures

—Doug Aley, Vice President, Zulily

—Mike Fridgen, CEO, Decide

—Michelle Goldberg, Partner, Ignition Partners

—Scott Jacobson, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

—Mary Jesse, Founder & CEO, Ivycorp

—Scott Kveton, Co-founder & CEO, Urban Airship

—David McLauchlan, CEO, Buddy

—Alex Samano, General Manager, Bobsled by T-Mobile

—Chetan Sharma, Founder, Chetan Sharma Consulting

—Rahul Sood, Partner, Bing Fund

We also know that just packing people onstage isn’t enough to satisfy our super-smart, driven audience—so there will be plenty of networking time before, during, and after the program.

We’ll have a few more updates on the program and speakers in the coming days, but for now, you’ll want to lock in the saver rate price before it expires. And if you’re in school or working at a startup, make sure to take advantage of our special discounts.

We’ll see you at Town Hall on Dec. 12.

Curt Woodward is a senior editor for Xconomy based in Boston. Email: cwoodward@xconomy.com Follow @curtwoodward

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