February 2 (6-9 pm): Cleantech Dinner, Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, CA
With the new Congress in place, the outlook for energy policy has changed significantly. Energy policy will continue to dominate the Congressional agenda, but what can we expect from the new Republican House leadership? Attending this dinner will help NVCA members understand and help shape the new energy policy landscape. Our guest speaker will be Eric J. Mogilnicki, of WilmerHale’s DC office. Eric a member of WilmerHale’s Government and Regulatory Litigation practice and served for many years as Chief of Staff to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. In addition, NVCA's President will offer his insights into the new Congress and the policies impacting the venture capital industry. Sponsored by WilmerHale. To RSVP, please email
February 10: West Coast Member Reception and Book Signing
Join us for a very special evening of networking and hear insights from venture capital legend, Bill Draper. Mr. Draper’s new book, The StartUp Game, covers forty years and three generations of the Draper family’s experience in the venture capital business. At this reception, Mr. Draper will share some of the most noteworthy lessons learned documented in his new book. The first 100 members who register will receive a signed copy of the book and Mr. Draper will be on hand to sign additional copies. Reserve your space now.
Sponsored by William Blair & Company, Heidrick & Struggles and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP
March 18: WEBCAST: The Latest in M&A Trends
The strength of exit markets during the next few months will have a dramatic impact on the composition of the venture capital industry in years to come. Join us for this program where we will discuss the state of the exit markets, and in particular, the factors driving recovery in the M&A market. Sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Click here to register.
April 6-7: 2011 NVCA Annual Meeting: 65 Years of Pushing Innovation Forward, Boston, MA.
This year’s NVCA Annual Meeting promises to be an extraordinary event as we join forces with Xconomy and the MIT Museum to jointly celebrating 65 years of venture capital and MIT’s 150th Anniversary. This year's program will highlight many of the most successful venture-backed stories of the past as well as some of today's most promising companies and technologies. The future of innovation will be at the forefront of all our industry track and general sessions as well as the future role of the venture industry. Program and registration information is now available at http://annualmeeting.nvca.org. Discounted registration is being offered through February 23rd.
Other VC Industry Events of Interest
2011 Florida Venture Capital Conference, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida. www.floridaventureforum.org
DealMakers 2011 & M&A Outlook Conference, Boston, MA. www.acg.org/boston/outlookconference2011.aspx
VCIR Winter, Beaver Creek, CO. www.vcirwinter.com/
Conversation with William Draper, III and KQED’s Dave Iverson, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA.
Investors Choice VC Conference, Midway, Utah. www.venturecapital.org/events/conferences
BIO CEO & Investor Conference, New York, NY. www.bio.org/bioceo/
VC Outlook 2011, New York, NY. www.youngstartup.com/VCO11/overview.php
SuperReturn Latin America, Sao Paulo, Brazil. www.icbi-events.com/FKR3A3LNVCA
Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference, Newport Beach, CA. www.ibfconferences.com
Miami Angel and VC Conference, University of Miami, FL. www.fundingpost.com/breakfast/reg1.asp?event=178&refer=NVCA
February 27 – March 1:
DEMO Spring 2011, Palm Desert, CA. www.demo.com
NVCA members are eligible for a 25% discount on registration. To receive this discount, use the NVCA1 discount code at the following link: www.ereg.me/DEMONVCA
February 28 – March 2:
ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Washington, DC. www.ct-si.org/events/EnergyInnovation/
Lifescience Innovation Northwest, Seattle, WA. www.washbio.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=35
Southeast Venture Conference 2011—Ritz Carlton Buckhead, Atlanta www.seventure.org
AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum – Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, Australia. www.avcjausnz.com
Womens Private Equity Summit, Half Moon Bay, CA. www.womensprivateequitysummit.com
Melbourne International Venture Capital Conference 2011, Melbourne, Australia. www.avcjmivcc.com
EVCA Investors’ Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. www.evca.eu
Cleantech Forum San Francisco, CA. events.cleantech.com/sanfrancisco/
WBT Showcase, Arlington, TX. www.wbtshowcase.com/wbt/web.nsf/pages/agenda.html
CED Venture Conference, Raleigh, NC. www.cednc.org/content/venture+conference/10968
April 26 – 28:
Venture Capital for Energy Storage, San Francisco, California. www.worldrg.com/showConference.cfm?confCode=FW11002