Disrupt NYC: The Full Agenda

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In about a week, Disrupt NYC will begin. First, will be the Hackathon over the weekend, which is a mini-event unto itself. We expect more than 500 hackers to show up and create new products in 24 hours.

Then the main event begins on Monday, May 23. For the next three days, we will launch over two dozen new startups in our Startup Battlefield and bring together the smartest people in tech to discuss how the Internet is disrupting industry after industry—from media (print, TV, music, gaming) and social commerce to payments and transportation. We’ve already announced many of the speakers, but the full agenda is below.

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We’ve steered away from unwieldy panels, and instead tried to pair up interesting speakers to foster deeper conversations. Fred Wilson, Dennis Crowley, Arianna Huffington, and Ron Conway will kick things off in a series of talks on Monday morning. Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan and Kleiner Perkins VC Aileen Lee will delve into the shifting world of social commerce. Charlie Rose will interview Paul Graham on Tuesday. Betaworks CEO John Borthwick (who recently launched News.me) will debate tablet publishing with Greg Clayman, publisher of The Daily.

We’ll also be diving deep into the bowels of disruption with founders shaking things up at Tumblr, Instagram, AirBnB, Quora, Uber, and Path. We’ve added a session on social music with the founders of SoundCloud and SoundTracking. David Karp of Tumblr and kevin Systrom will share notes on how to deal with hockey-stick growth.

As if all of these great speakers each morning weren’t enough, then we’ll have the main event in the afternoons: the Startup Battlefield. Heather and I have been going through rehearsals with the finalists, and this may be the most impressive bunch yet. That’s all I can say for now.

Agenda

Monday, May 23rd

9:00am
Opening Remarks

Fireside Chat with Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures

Fireside Chat with Dennis Crowley, Foursquare

Fireside Chat with acclaimed essayist, novelist, screenwriter and director, Nora Ephron; NYU journalism professor, Jay Rosen; and Arianna Huffington, Editor and President Huffington Post Media Group

10:45am
BREAK

11:00am
What Makes Great Entrepreneurs Great? Ron Conway, SV Angel

Founder Stories: Chris Dixon interviews Charlie Cheever, Quora

Power Play: Dave Morin, Path

Disrupting Music With Social: Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud and Steve Jang, SoundTracking

Power Play: Michael Raneri, Zecco

Social Commerce: Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe and Aileen Lee, KPCB

12:30pm-2:00pm
LUNCH

2:00pm
Fireside Chat with Tim Armstrong, AOL

Fireside Chat with Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do?

2:30pm
Startup Battlefield Session 1

3:30pm
BREAK

3:45pm
Startup Battlefield Session 2

4:45pm
BREAK

5:00pm
Startup Battlefield Session 3

6:00pm
Conference Concludes

9:00pm-Midnight
After Party hosted by Media Temple
Good Units (Hudson Hotel)
356 W 58th Street
Conference badge required for admission

Tuesday, May 24th

9:00am
Opening Remarks

Charlie Rose interviews Paul Graham, YCombinator

Charlie Rose interviews Ashton Kutcher, Katalyst Media

Disrupting Display Advertising With Social, Mobile, And Beyond: Mike Walrath (Moat), Carolyn Everson(Facebook), Eric Litman (Medialets), and Gurbaksh Chahal (RadiumOne)

10:30am
BREAK

10:45am
Disrupting Gaming: Bing Gordon, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Disrupting Publishing: From Links To Tablets: John Borthwick, betaworks and Greg Clayman, publisher, The Daily

Managing Hockey-Stick Growth: Kevin Systrom, Instagram and David Karp, Tumblr

Special Product Announcement: Julia Hu, Lark

Special Product Announcement: Liam Casey, PCH International

New York Startup Scene. What’s Different Now?: Chris Dixon (Hunch), Ron Conway (SV Angel), Eric Hippeau (Lerer Ventures), Shana Fisher (High Line Venture Partners), and John Borthwick (betaworks)

12:30pm-2:00pm
LUNCH

2:00pm
Fireside chat with Roelof Botha, Sequoia Capital

2:15pm
Startup Battlefield Session 4

3:15pm
BREAK

3:30pm
Startup Battlefield Session 5

4:30pm
BREAK

4:45pm
Startup Battlefield Session 6

5:45pm
Conference Concludes

9:00pm-Midnight
After Party hosted by MailChimp
Hudson Terrace
621 W 46th Street
Conference badge required for admission

Wednesday, May 25th

9:00am
Opening Remarks

O2O: Online to Offline Mobile Commerce: Alex Rampell, TrialPay, Stephanie Tilenius, Google Commerce and Payments, and Lewis Gersh, Metamorphic Partners

Success by the Numbers: Chris Farmer, General Catalyst Partners

Disrupting Offline Businesses: Brian Chesky, Airbnb and Travis Kalanick, Uber

Kickstarter Economy: John Biggs (CrunchGear), with Yancey Stickler (Kickstarter), Rafael Atijas (Loog), Dan Provost (Glif, Cosmonaut), and Sean Bonner (RDTN.org)

10:30am
BREAK

10:45am
Special Product Announcement: Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn, Cloudflare

Disrupting Transportation: Electric vs. Efficiency: Craig Bramscher, Brammo and Donald Runkle, Ecomotors

Fireside Chat with Keith Rabois, Square

Power Play: Dom Leca, Sparrow

Office Hours with Paul Graham, Y Combinator

12:45pm-2:15pm
LUNCH

2:15pm
TechCrunch Disrupt Alumni Updates: Tomer Dvir, Soluto and Doug Imbruce, Qwiki

Fireside Chat with Christopher Poole, Canvas Networks

NYC 2011 Disrupt Hackathon Winner Highlights

Fireside Chat with Marissa Mayer, Google

3:15pm
BREAK

3:30pm
Startup Battlefield Final Round

Expert Judges:
Roelof Botha, Sequoia Capital
Ron Conway, SV Angel
Josh Kopelman, First Round Capital
Marissa Mayer, Google
Fred Wilson, USV

5:30pm-7:00pm
Closing Cocktails, Pier 94

7:00pm
Closing Awards Ceremony

Multiple Sponsor Awards

Audience Choice Award

The Passing of the Disrupt Cup and $50,000 Grand Prize from TechCrunch

7:30pm
Ceremony Concludes

9:00pm-Midnight
After Party Hosted by General Electric
Greenhouse
150 Varick Street
Conference badge required for admission