5201 Great America Parkway Suite 122
Santa Clara, California 95054

Vertical LEAP: the SDForum Search Engine Conference
June 28th, 2005 - Santa Clara, CA

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It is our pleasure to bring you the first edition of Vertical LEAP, a one-day conference exploring different aspects of the Vertical Search market: business and funding opportunities, established players vs. new entrants, features and differentiations. Our speakers will include startup entrepreneurs, executives representing leading search engines, and tier-1 VCs. We have asked experienced analysts and journalists covering the space to help facilitate the dialog between our panelists and the audience.

Program Chairs:
Dave McClure, SimplyHired.com
Jeff Clavier, SoftTech VC

Cost (*includes breakfast & lunch)
In advance: $150 (or $75 for SDForum members)
At the door: $199 (or $99 for SDForum members)

8:30-9:00am Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:45am Keynote

10:00-10:45am Investing in Vertical Search
Moderator: Jeff Clavier, SoftTech VC
Mark Kvamme, Sequoia Capital
Chris Moore, Redpoint Ventures
Theresia Ranzetta, Accel Partners
Andreas Stavropoulos, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

11:00-11:45am Local Search
Moderator: Charlene Li, Forrester Research
Ali Diab, Yahoo
Brady Forrest, MSN
Stu MacFarlane, InsiderPages
Shailesh Rao, Google

12:00-1:00pm Lunch Provided

1:00-1:45pm Shopping Search
Moderator: Gary Stein, Jupiter Research
Mark Bradley, NexTag
Chris Saito, Yahoo Shopping
Michael Yang, Become.com
Pricegrabber, speaker tbd

2:00-2:45pm Travel Search
Moderator: Niki Scevak, Jupiter Research
Phil Carpenter, SideStep
Vajid Jafri, Cfares
Jasper Malcomson, Yahoo Travel / FareChase
Beatrice Tarka, Mobissimo

3:00-3:45pm Classifieds / Job Search
Moderator: John Zappe, Classified Intelligence Report
Craig Donato, Oodle.com
Gautam Godhwani, Simply Hired
Konstantin Guericke, LinkedIn
Garrett Price, Kijiji

4:00-4:45pm News / Blog Search
Moderator: Om Malik, Business 2.0
Scott Rafer, Feedster
David Sifry, Technorati
Chris Tolles, Topix.net

5:00-5:45pm Future of Vertical Search
Moderator: Barney Pell, Mayfield
Ofer Ben-Shachar, RawSugar
Brian Dear, EVDB
Paul Pangaro, Snap.com
Bob Wyman, PubSub Concepts

Added by dmc500hats on June 19, 2005