CONNECT 2010 Conference speakers and sessions finalized

by Rob Lewis

Now that the GROW Conference is in the books, the next BIG event to hit Vancouver will be BCIC's CONNECT Conference on October 12th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The CONNECT Conference website - - went live last week and the list of speakers and sessions has been published. The keynote will be Lane Merrifield of fairy-tale success story Club Penguin which was born in Kelowna, BC and now calls Disney home.

Among the CONNECT speakers are VCs Mike Satterfield of Yaletown Ventures Partners and Paul Lee of Vanedge Capital Partners, emerging entrepreneurs Angel Pui of Weddingful and Ben Sparrow of Saltworks Technologies, and established entrepreneurs Jonathan Rhone of Nexterra Systems and Mark Cunningham of Indicee.

Early-bird tickets are available now and a steal at $40.

Be sure to follow CONNECT on Twitter - - as they will be giving away free tickets to followers leading up to the event. As an example, the 50th person to retweet this tweet will win 2 free tickets. Tweet away and we'll see you at CONNECT!

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BCIC encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. We accelerate technology commercialization by supporting startups and developing entrepreneurs. With our partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. BCIC is a Crown... more

Club Penguin

In March of 2005, New Horizon Interactive set out to create an online world for kids where they could safely play games, have fun and interact. As parents and Internet specialists, New Horizon''s owners wanted to develop a place they’d be comfortable letting their own kids visit. The Club Penguin team got to work, consulting with educators, law enforcement representatives and other parents,... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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