Every year, a chosen cadre of investors, high profile tech luminaries, and startup folk get together at the SV Angel Summit. A tipster tells us this year's confidential confab is happening today, with an off-the-record cocktail party and mayoral meet-and-greet this evening. Such fun! Let's look at the guest list.
Just imagine: Steve Jobs' widow, MC Hammer, and the gang from TechCrunch, all in one room.
Here's the email invite you didn't get:
From: David Lee Date: January 30, 2014 PM PST Cc: SV Angel Partners Subject: SV Angel CEO Summit (2/4) - Agenda, attendee list, etc.All,We look forward to seeing everyone next week! We wanted to send a reminder about a few things. First, below is the schedule of events including cocktails, Monday February 3rd and the CEO Summit Tuesday, February 4th. Please try to arrive on time to all events.Second, we have a very exciting lineup of speakers, many of whom will be taking questions from the audience. Please come prepared with questions for Bob Lee, Bill Campbell, Andrew Mason, Brandee Barker and Marissa Mayer OR submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include them at the summit. Third, San Francisco's Mayor Lee and other City Hall staffers will be joining us briefly around 6:30 for cocktails on Tuesday after the Summit. If you have any issues related to the City that you wish to speak to him or his staff about, please reach out to a member of the SV Angel team who can help facilitate an intro. Attached you will find current attendee's to the CEO Summit as well as the attendee's for the cocktail party. If you would like to connect with anyone, please reach out to the SV Angel team who will help facilitate an intro. Also, please look for an email this weekend with a link to a mobile site we've put together that will contain the attendee lists and allow you connect directly with other attendees. Please remember that all information presented at the CEO Summit is OFF THE RECORD. Please do not tweet, post to Facebook or share in any way the content or information discussed. This summit is for you, and we want the speakers to be as candid and open as possible. Feel free to email email@example.com with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 4th!Schedule of Events Portfolio Company Cocktails - Monday, February 3rd Time: 7pm - 10pm - Beer, Wine and Hors D'oeuvres Location: Github - 88 Colin P Kelly Junior Street, SF ** Please note this event is for SV Angel portfolio companies and invited guests only SV Angel CEO Summit - Tuesday, February 4thAgenda 9:00 AM - Arrival & Registration
9:30 AM - Opening Remarks from Ron Conway, David Lee & Brian Pokorny
9:50 AM - Fireside Chat with Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz) Interviewed by Drew Houston (Dropbox)
10:40 AM - How to Recruit Engineers with Bob Lee (Square)
11:30 AM - Financing and M&A Panel with Paul Kwan (Morgan Stanley), Ron Conway and David Lee
11:55 AM - Lunch
1:15 PM - Expert PR Panel Moderated by Brandee Barker (Facebook, Pramana Collective) with Heather Dickinson (Pinterest) & Kim Rubey (Airbnb)
1:55 PM - Operational Advice - Fireside Chat with Bill Campbell (Intuit) & Topher Conway
2:45 PM - Break
3:00 PM - Management Advice - Fireside Chat with George Tenet (Allen & Co., CIA) & Ron Conway
3:50 PM - HR Panel with Joni Reicher (Apple, Airbnb) & Bethany Brodsky (Netflix, Lyve Minds) 4:15 PM - Stories from Building Groupon with Andrew Mason (Groupon)
5:05 PM - Scaling - Fireside Chat with Marissa Mayer (Yahoo) & David Lee
5:50 PM - Closing Remarks from Ron Conway, David Lee & Brian Pokorny
6:00 PM - Cocktail Party LocationMission Bay Conference Center @ UCSF William J Rutter Center, Robertson Auditorium (2nd floor) 1675 Owens Street San Francisco, CA 94143 Campus map & Conference center map
Parking/Drop off There are 2 parking garages at the conference center. Entrances are off of 16th Street at the 1625 Owens Street Garage and at the 1630 3rd Street Garage. If you are arriving via car service, please have the driver drop you off in the roundabout on Owens St, and enter the William J Rutter Center through the glass doors.-David
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That's a potent mix: tech PR superstar Brandee Barker, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, star investor Ron Conway (center), noted bully Mike Arrington (right) and the man he helped put in office, Ed Lee (left). Interestingly, the PR superstars at TechCrunch appear to be the only press outlet given access to the summit. It's good to know people, as these are the very most special of special interests, all wound together—and that's what you get if you pay for an election: privileged access.