This Year°«s Global Technology Symposium Takes On The Turbulent Economy 
[ 2009/03/04 ]
Later this month Stanford University will host the sixth annual Global Technology Symposium, which will bring together a collection of esteemed investors, entrepreneurs, politicians, educators, and business executives to discuss the changes affecting the world°«s economic situation. This year°«s event runs from Thursday, March 26, 2009 - Friday, March 27, 2009, and will focus (appropriately) on Entrepreneurship and Investment in a Turbulent Economy. Tickets run $795 apiece for the three day event, and we°«ve got five of them to give away. If you°«d like one, leave a comment below letting us know why you need to be at the GTS, and we°«ll pick the best responses (be sure to use your real Email address).

Included among this year°«s speakers are Sheryl Sandberg, Reid Dennis, Steve Jurvetson, Lip-Bu Tan, Bill Draper, Tina Seelig, Vish Makhijani, Dan°«l Lewin, Pitch Johnson, and T. Boone Pickens (you can see a full listing here).

The GTS is also holding a Global Pitch Competition at the Plug and Play Tech Center, during which seven startups will have the chance to pitch their companies to a panel of VC judges and the event°«s attendees. After the presentations, the panel will select one of the startups as the winner of the Global Technology Symposium Winner°«s Certificate. For more details on applying to take part in the Global Pitch Competition, check out this page.

We°«ll be attending the event, and will also have the chance to sit down for an interview with T. Boone Pickens, which we°«ll post following the symposium. If you have any especially compelling questions you°«d like us to ask, leave them in the comments.

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