June 8, 2017 – June 9, 2017

Thursday, June 8

Test ride-demo of LiDAR obstacle-detection sensor for self-driving vehicles. Led by Austin Russell, Luminar Technologies (Villagio Inn & Spa)

Brix Restaurant & Gardens, Napa, CA


Wine Reception & Dinner

Friday, June 9

Villagio Inn & Spa, Yountville, CA

7:00 – 8:15

Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:20

Welcome, Thank Yous, Intro to the Day

Bob Buderi, Xconomy

8:20 – 8:50

Views of the Economy, Workforce, Education

David Nordfors, Innovation for Jobs Summit
Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation
Lisa Coca, GE Ventures
Bob Buderi, Xconomy (moderator)

8:50 – 9:20

Impact Invention

Nathan Myhrvold, Intellectual Ventures

9:20 – 9:50

Healthcare Going Forward

Kevin Churchwell, Boston’s Children’s Hospital
John Mattison, Kaiser Permanente
Peter Kuhn, USC
Nina Kjellson, Canaan Partners (moderator)

9:50 – 10:05

Give First

Nicole Glaros, Techstars

10:05 – 10:45

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:15

Innovator Chat: Beating Cancer, AIDS, and More

David Baltimore, Caltech
Bob Buderi, Xconomy (moderator)

11:15 – 11:35

Frontiers of Neuroscience: The Denali Story

Alex Schuth, Denali
Introduction by: Elizabeth Alyward, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

11:35 – 12:00

A Realistic View of Artificial Intelligence

Manoj Saxena, The Enterpreneurs’ Fund
Emil Eifrem, Neo Technology
Wade Roush, Xconomy (moderator)

12:00 – 1:15

Luminar Technologies Demo and Open Mic Lunch featuring Audience Lightning Talks

1:15 – 1:45

Deep Dive Session One

Autonomous Vehicles: Reality vs. Hype

Lukas Biewald, Crowdflower
Austin Russell, Luminar Technologies
Adrien Treuille, Carnegie Mellon University


Cynthia Wright, MITRE Corporation
Yinglian Xie, DataVisor
Bob Ackerman, Allegis Capital

New Paths to Education

Shauntel Poulson, Reach Capital
Nir Kaldero, Galvanize
Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation
George Miller, Cengage

1:45 – 2:15

Deep Dive Session Two

Encore of Previous Deep Dives—Attendees switch sessions

2:15 – 2:35


2:35 – 3:05

Innovator Chat: The Microbiome and Beyond

Larry Smarr, U.C. San Diego
Bob Buderi, Xconomy (moderator)

3:05 – 3:45

State of Investing

Venky Ganesan, Menlo Ventures, National Venture Capital Association
Jennifer Fonstad, Aspect Ventures
Patrick Pohlen, Latham and Watkins (moderator)


Wine Tasting with Silver Oak Cellars, O’Brien Estate and Sodhani Vineyards