When: Thu June 07, 2012 3:00 pm
Organization: Future Forward
Location: Westmoor Club, Nantucket
Each year, the Nantucket Conference brings together a small group of creative and forward-thinking entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, and executives. There are several reasons why the Nantucket Conference is a must-attend gathering.
First, there are unique opportunities for exchanging ideas and networking in a relaxing, informal environment. We acknowledge that much of the value of the Nantucket Conference comes from impromptu hallway conversations, serendipitous seatings at lunch, and walks around town. Nantucket is a place for having fun, doing business, and making new connections.
Second, sessions on Nantucket elicit the kind of real-world war stories and insight that you don't hear at any other conference. We limit the use of PowerPoint and forbid blatant company pitches. Also, since there is precisely no difference in the caliber of people on stage and those in the audience, there is always plenty of opportunity at each session for interaction and debate.
Finally, this isn't an event produced by a conference company that churns out dozens of cookie-cutter events each year. Nantucket is organized by a group of people -- our Advisory Board -- who actually work in the technology space every day.
The Nantucket Conference has forged stronger connections between the talented people building technology companies, the people funding those companies, and the people making technology decisions at larger, more established organizations.
If you've attended the Conference before, we'd like to invite you back. If you haven't, we invite you to find out what makes the Nantucket Conference so special. But no matter which group you're in, we suggest that you register early, as we are strictly limiting the size of the event, and the vast majority of last year's attendees indicated that they plan to return.
Each year, we make a handful of passes available to young entrepreneurs who want to participate in the Nantucket Conference. If you are an entrepreneur who hasn't yet turned 30, send us an e-mail with your name, a sentence or two describing your current venture, and a bit about how you think you might benefit from being part of the 2012 conference. At the event, you'll get a chance to introduce yourself and your start-up to the audience, and to get feedback and input from other participants throughout the 2.5 days. You'll hear back from us in April or May if we can hook you up. As a note, these free passes cover conference participation, freebies, and meals, but not travel to Nantucket or lodging on the island.
If you are someone who would like to underwrite a pass so that an Under 30 entrepreneur may attend, please get in touch. Underwriters may choose the entrepreneur they'd like to sponsor from the list of applicants, or they can ask the conference organizers to choose.