While there’s no shortage of venture capital conferences in the US, five stand out in the first half of 2015. These events feature famous speakers, unparalleled networking opportunities, wine-tastings, golf, and much more.
The 4th Annual Superinvestor U.S. 2015 (February 9-11, San Francisco, CA)
Superinvestor U.S. 2015 brings over 300 senior-level LPs and GPs from private equity and venture capital companies into one place. The three-day networking, debating and educational affair includes Q&As on micro-VC, portfolio company interviews and pension funds. One hundred speakers, many of whom are key players in the VC world, share their knowledge and expertise with attendees.
Women’s Private Equity Summit (March 11-13, Half Moon Bay, CA)
In close proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the Eighth Annual Women’s Private Equity Summit meets for a learn and play event in Half Moon Bay. With nearly 400 private equity and venture capital leaders expected to participate, attendees can pick the brains of leading advisors in the private equity field. The summit is highly interactive and includes keynote speakers, panels and roundtable discussions. It also includes meals, wine-tastings and golf.
Kellogg Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference (April 15th, Chicago, IL)
The Windy City hosts the 2015 Kellogg Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference. The agenda includes two leading industry keynote speakers and several panel discussions on such topics as “Redefining Strategy Post-Investment” and “VC Under Fire: Reflections on the Response to Recent Challenges”. The Kellogg conference aims to help attendees prepare for the constantly changing landscape of fund and portfolio management.
Southeast Venture Conference 2015 (March 31st-April 1st, Charlotte, NC)
The biggest VC conference in Charlotte just got bigger. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, is on the agenda as the keynote speaker. Aside from Woz, presentations, roundtable discussions and “coffee socials” are on the agenda for this not-to-be-missed conference.
Eighth Annual SuperReturn (June 15th – 18th, Boston, MA)
Rounding up the East Coast is the Eighth Annual SuperReturn U.S. Conference. This event expects 550-plus attendees and 190 expert speakers and features two pre-conference summits. For those who want center stage, SuperReturn offers attendees two chances to get there. The GP Star Showcase and the Technology Product Showcase choose a select few to pitch their companies to the SuperReturn U.S. audience. These opportunities alone make the registration fee worth the coin.