SOURCE: SDForum

SDForum

April 14, 2010 21:17 ET

SDForum 4th Annual Tech Titans of Tomorrow Conference: "Teens Plugged-In"

Spotlight on How Teens Are Changing the Face of Technology

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) - SDForum, Silicon Valley's leading source of information and education in the technology community, today announced the agenda and speakers for the fourth annual Tech Titans of Tomorrow: Teens Plugged-In Conference. The event is being hosted by Microsoft on Friday April 23rd, 2010 from 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM in Mountain View.

"Microsoft is very excited to host SDForum's 'Tech Titans of Tomorrow' conference," said Matt Thompson, General Manager of Developer and Platform Evangelism. "It's one of the best opportunities to learn about technology usage and adoption by this generation as well as discuss emerging technology trends and challenges."

"Hearing the youth of America's vision for the future in technology and entrepreneurship is always invigorating. Seeing an audience of teens react to those ideas is even better. Both give a wonderful window into what the future may hold, and a clue as to who the stars of that tomorrow may be," said Ben Narasin of TriplePoint Capital.

Students of all ages are linked through multiple means including social networking, location-based technologies, games, texting and mobile phones. Teens will join technology professionals, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs for an enthralling day where thought-leader teens give their insights to attendees who are speculating where this generation will lead them.

According to Alvin Tse, Student at Stanford University, "The sooner students are educated about entrepreneurship, the more likely they will end up being an entrepreneur. SDForum's annual teens conference aids these highly talented students develop their entrepreneurial skill sets which will be invaluable to their future careers."

This is the fourth year SDForum has organized an event focused on the ideas and achievements of students interested in technology. Both high school and college students will express themselves and present their business pitches to venture capitalists and investors, giving  the students an opportunity to stretch their ideas, receive constructive feedback and encouragement. 

"After last year's event, some of the teen participants received venture capital funding for their innovative business ideas," said Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO of SDForum. "Tech Titans of Tomorrow is an opportunity to celebrate youth in innovation and encourage the next generation in their efforts to shape the foundation of a more advanced society."

Confirmed speakers include:
Josh Becker, New Cycle Capital
James Bickford, Tigo Energy
Eli Chait, Alsop Louie Partners
Gamiel Gran, Sierra Ventures
Anne Hardy, SAP
Bruce Klafter, Applied Materials
Chris McCann, Startup Digest

Event: Tech Titans of Tomorrow: Teens Plugged In
Date: April 23, 2010
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Location: Mountain View, CA

Price & Registration
Online pricing is $110 for Non-Members, $85 SDForum Members, and limited free passes for students. For registration and more details: www.sdforum.org

Press Registration
Media are invited to attend. For media registration, please contact Julie Welch at Julie@sdforum.org.

Follow the event on Twitter (#SDFTeens). 

About SDForum
SDForum has been instrumental in setting the technology industry agenda for more than 25 years. As the largest and oldest non-profit in the valley dedicated to educating and creating relationships within the technology community, SDForum provides the latest insights on emerging technology trends and best business practices through events, specialized services and resources. Long-standing relationships in Silicon Valley include technology companies such as HP, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia and SAP as well as over 30 venture capital firms, financial institutions and international organizations. For more information, visit www.sdforum.org.

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