Agenda 2012

2012 Bay Area Event – Agenda

  • When: May 15-16, 2012
  • Where: PARC, A Xerox Company, Palo Alto, CA
  • What: 1½ day conference:

Tuesday, May 15th 3pm-7:30pm

3pm Registration Opens: Make your own digital (or analog) name badge for the workshop.
4pm Welcome to PARC, a Xerox Company
Steve Hoover, CEO
The Maker Movement: A Business Phenomenon
Tim O’Reilly, Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media
Keynote: Adafruit Industries
Limor Fried, Founder of Adafruit Industries
Phillip Torrone, Creative Director of Adafruit Industries
5pm Showcase Preview
John Dimatos, MakerBot Industries
Andrew Filo, Special Projects
Greg Borenstein, Author of Making Things See: 3D
Eric Gradman, Monkeys & Robots
Showcase Innovators
Air Guitar Asthmapolis
Autodesk Blue Screen Labs
Babilim Light Industries Hurricane Laser by Malcolm Bagpipes Lockitron
littleBits Make Magazine
Makerbot Industries MAKEY MAKEY
Monkeys & Robots Motrr
OpenRov Oru Kayak
Printrbot Romotive
ShopBot Special Projects
sugru TinkerCaD
Tricorder Project Type A Machines
When You Wish

Hardware Startups Transforming Business

A unique opportunity to experience and engage with makers up close and personal in a curated showcase of maker projects, products, and platforms presented in a casual atmosphere. Completing the visual feast will be a gastronomic display with creative food stations to please every palate.

Wednesday, May 16th 8am-6:30pm

8am Continental Breakfast
8:30am Opening Remarks
Dale Dougherty, Founder & Publisher of MAKE magazine
8:45am Keynote #1: Introduction to the New Making
Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk
Keynote #2: Fundamental Changes Enabling the *New* Making
Jay Rogers, Founder & CEO of Local Motors
9:45am Session #1: Hardware: The New Open Source Driving Innovation
Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder of Arduino
Tod Kurt, Co-Founder of ThingM
Open Source Spotlight:
Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits
Robert Cook, Co-Founder of MetaWeb
10:30am Break
11am Session #2: Collaborative by Design
Allan Chochinov, Partner & Editor-in-Chief of Core 77
Nathan Seidle, Owner & CEO of SparkFun Electronics
Greg Borenstein, Author of “Making Things See: 3D Vision with Kinect”
11:45am Futurecast: Materials: The Next Frontier
Catarina Mota, Co-Founder of openMaterials
12pm Taking the "Hard" out of Hardware
Liam Casey, Founder & CEO PCH International
12:15pm Lunch
1:30pm Session #3: Personal Fabrication & the Prototyping Revolution
Mark Hatch, Founder & CEO of TechShop
Ted Hall, Founder & CEO of ShopBot Tools
Fab Spotlight:
Kai Backman, Co-Founder & CEO of TinkerCAD
David Lang & Eric Stackpole, OPENRov
2:15pm Session #4: Making At Scale
Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, Founder of Chumby
Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables
Nick Pinkston, Founder of CloudFab
3pm Session #5: Capital Strategies for Hardware Startups
Marcus Schappi, President of Ninja Blocks
Alon Hillel-Tuch, Co-Founder of RocketHub
Brad Feld, Co-Founder of Foundry Group
3:30pm Break
4:15pm Session #6: Accelerating Hardware Innovation
Ben Einstein, Managing Director of Bolt
Jeremy Conrad, Co-Founder of Lemnos Labs
Helen Zelman, Co-Founder of Lemnos Labs
Travis Good, Co-Chair/MAKE Columnist
5pm Closing Comments
Tim O’Reilly, Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media
5:30pm Closing Reception

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