Announcing the Disrupt SF 2016 Agenda

We’re excited to announce the full agenda for TechCrunch Disrupt SF. The show runs from September 10-14 and is returning to the wonderful Pier 48 venue. General admission tickets and exhibitor packages are still available.

The event spans five days where we will celebrate entrepreneurship and technology with the best of Silicon Valley appearing on the Disrupt stage.

Silicon Valley pioneers Marc Andreessen, Marc Benioff and Reid Hoffman are returning to the Disrupt stage to talk their latest ventures. David Sacks is coming to speak on what’s next for the embattled Zenefits and Jeff Lawson is sitting down to talk about Twilio’s rocket launch of an IPO. And we have Google’s Diane Greene making the case for Google’s cloud computing platform.

The United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will join TechCrunch’s Matt Burns for a discussion on redefining defense. Megan Smith, the Googler turned CTO of the United States, is sitting down with Alexander Macgillivray and TechCrunch’s Kate Conger to talk advancing technology in government. It should be a fascinating session. Since Smith and Macgillivray joined the White House, the two have helped eliminate red tape for small business owners and startup founders to charting the future of big data and artificial intelligence.

Golden State Warrior and reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry is stopping by talk about the sport of investing and his favorite social impact org, Nothing But Nets.

Facebook’s Chief Messenger David Marcus is coming to chat about chat. Silicon Valley’s Mike Judge is returning to the Disrupt stage. The last time he came, his satirical show on tech had just wrapped its first season with Pied Piper winning Startup Battlefield. A lot has changed for the characters and companies since then. Futurist and noted author Neal Stepehenson will talk about his latest book and is sticking around to sign copies for fans.

Several amazing panels are on the agenda. Are all laws meant to be broken? That’s the questions we’ll ask panelists from General Catalyst, Tusk Ventures and A16z. TechCrunch’s Sarah Buhr will also lead a session on startups attempting to supercharge health with Janica Alvarez from Naya Health, Deborah Anderson-Bialis from Fertility IQ, and Ida Tin from Clue.

And of course robots are the future so there are plenty coming to Disrupt SF. Melonee Wise from Fetch Robotics is coming to make the case for robots in warehouses. Boston Dynamic‘s founder and CEO Marc Raibert will demo SpotMini and explain why the world needs robotic canines.

To top it off, there are 23 amazing young companies in Startup Battlefield that will compete to win the coveted Disrupt Cup and $50,000.

We hope you can attend the show in person. General admission tickets are still available. There are also exhibition packages available which would put your startup or company in the middle of the action at Startup Alley and in front of all the Disrupt attendees.

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9:00 AM – 9:05 AM
Opening Remarks

9:05 AM – 9:25 AM
Life Inside the Text Bubble with David Marcus (Facebook Messenger)

9:25 AM – 9:45 AM
Fantasy Fulfilled with Jason Robbins (DraftKings)

9:45 AM – 10:05 AM
Crunching Tech’s Numbers Jager McConnell (CrunchBase)

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM
Regulate Fast and Don’t Break Things: Megan Smith and Alexander Macgillivray (United States Government)

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Reinventing Relevance with Morgan DeBaun (Blavity)

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
From SMS to IPO Jeff Lawson (Twilio)

11:10 AM -11:30 AM BREAK

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM
Slacking Everyone with Leslie Miley (Slack)

11:50 AM – 12:10 PM
Gaming the Gamers with Min Liang-Tan (Razer)

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM
Satire Valley with Mike Judge (HBO’s Silicon Valley)

12:30 PM – 1:40 PM

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM
Fitting Yahoo into Verizon with Tim Armstrong and Marni Walden

2:00 PM – 2:05 PM
How the Battlefield Works

2:05 PM – 3:15 PM
Startup Battlefield Competition- Session 1

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

3:30 PM – 4:40 PM
Startup Battlefield Competition- Session 2

4:40 PM – 4:55 PM

4:55 PM – 6:05 PM
Startup Battlefield Competition-Session 3

6:05 PM – 6:10 PM
Conference Wrap

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
After-party at Public Works sponsored by iTutorGroup


9:00 AM – 9:05 AM
Opening Remarks

9:05 AM – 9:25 AM
Fireside Chat with Marc Benioff (Salesforce)

9:25 AM – 9:45 AM
Market-Driven Education with Sebastian Thrun (Udacity)

9:45 AM – 10:10 AM
The New Investment Climate with Reid Hoffman and Josh Elman (Greylock Partners)

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM
How to Work with Robots with Melonee Wise (Fetch Robotics)

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Redefining Defense with Secretary Ash Carter (U.S. Department of Defense)

10:50 AM -11:10 AM

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM
Tweets, Money, Power with Marc Andreessen (a16z)

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM
Eye of AI: Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva) and Danny Lange (Uber)

11:55 AM – 12:20 PM
Startups supercharging health: Janica Alvarez (Naya Health), Deborah Anderson-Bialis (Fertility IQ) and Ida Tin (Clue)

12:20 PM – 12:40 PM
Future, Fiction, and Facts with Neal Stephenson (Seveneves)

12:40 PM – 1:40 PM LUNCH

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM
Developers Untethered with Christina Sass (Andela)

2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
Self-Made Smart Cars George “Geohot” Hotz (

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM
Looking Forward with David Sacks (Zenefits)

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM
When Google’s the Underdog with Diane Greene (Google)

3:00 PM – 3:05 PM
How the Battlefield Works

3:05 PM – 4:15 PM
Startup Battlefield Competition- Session 4

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

4:30 PM – 5:40 PM
Startup Battlefield Competition- Session 5

5:40 PM -6:00 PM
Social activism with Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)

6:00 – 6:05 PM
Conference Wrap

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
After-party at 1015 Folsom


9:00 AM – 9:05 AM
Opening Remarks

9:05 AM – 9:25 AM
Car Company Companions with Kyle Vogt (Cruise)

9:25 AM – 9:45 AM
Streaming the Future with Emmett Shear (Twitch)

9:45 AM – 10:05 AM
Feeding the News Feed with Adam Mosseri (Facebook)

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM
Are All Laws Meant to Be Broken?: Hemant Taneja (General Catalyst), Bradley Tusk (Tusk Ventures), and Ted Ullyot (a16z)

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
The New Shop with Apoorva Mehta (Instacart)

10:50 AM – 11:15 AM

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM
Hype and Hope with Shervin Pishevar (Hyperloop One)

11:35 AM – 11:40 AM
Hackathon Highlights

11:40 AM – 11:55 AM
Startup Battlefield Alumni Update

11:55 AM – 12:00 PM
Passing the Disrupt Cup

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM
How the Battlefield Final Competition Works

1:05 PM – 3:00 PM
Startup Battlefield Finals

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

3:15 PM – 3:35 PM
Canine Computing with Marc Raibert (Boston Dynamics)

3:35 PM -4:00 PM

Coming soon!


4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Giant. Fighting. Robots. In conversation with Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein (Megabots)