For the past two years, Xconomy has held an invitation-only event in the heart of California wine country with a general focus on the economy, emerging technology, competitiveness, and jobs—and spanning the range of topics we cover, from information technology to life sciences, healthcare, energy, cybersecurity, food, and much more (read on). We convene some of the leading innovators in the country, and some of the best attendees, too—almost all of whom could easily take the stage themselves.
It’s my favorite event of the year—and Napa Summit 2014: The Xconomy Retreat on Technology, Jobs, and Growth is shaping up to be the best summit yet. I hope you can make it. Below are the details and how to request your invitation.
This year’s Napa Summit will take place on June 2 and 3. There’ll be a wine tasting and dinner at the amazing Silver Oak vineyard on the 2nd, with the event itself taking place the next day at the Villagio Inn and Spa. We’ll have plenary talks, chats, and interactive panels, along with three special focus sessions in design, food technology, and connected devices. And plenty of wine.
Our all-star lineup this year includes: Rick Wagoner, former CEO of General Motors; genomics pioneer Lee Hood; Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins; Mick Mountz, founder and CEO of Kiva Systems; Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann; Ric Fulop from North Bridge Venture Partners; TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque; cybersecurity expert Brian White of The Chertoff Group; former frog design executive creative director David Merkoski; and Minerva Project founder and CEO Ben Nelson. And that’s just to name a few.
You can find all the speakers so far and request your invitation here (read on for a few more details).
June 2: Silver Oak Vineyards
Registration and cocktail reception begins 5:30 PM
Vineyard tour and dinner commences at 6:30 PM
June 3: Villagio Inn & Spa
Program from 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM
We only have room for about 75 attendees at this invitation-only event. Early bird registration is $1,195 (you can apply for a discount if you’re from a government organization, non-profit, or startup, or you are a student), and includes wine reception, vineyard tour, and meals (lodging is separate).
Again, to request your invitation—and for more event information, including the full list of speakers to date—please visit our Napa Summit event listing here.