2016 ACA Northwest Regional Meeting 

March 9-10, 2016 - Seattle, WA


March 9, 2016

11:00 AM:  (Optional) ARI Luncheon - 

Highlights of the 2015 Year End HALO Report with Rob Wiltbank, Angel Resource Institute
Held at Pitchbook offices (2 blocks from K&L Gates) and sponsored by Pitchbook, Karr Tuttle Campbell, and Bader Martin, P.S." .  Sign up during registration

12:30 PM:  Conference Registration  

Location: K&L Gates - 925 Fourth Avenue, Ste 2900, Seattle, WA 98104                              

1:00 PM:  Welcome 

     Dan Rosen, Alliance of Angels

1:05 PM:  Cross-Border Angel Investing 

    Moderator: Bryan Buggey, Vancouver Economic Commission

      Panelists: Michael Wooff, Senior Trade Commissioner & Consul, Consulate General of Canada, Seattle
     Ed Levinson, Open Angel Canada

     Andrew Wright, Alliance of Angels
     Bob Chaworth-Musters, Angel Forum Vancouver

 2:00 PM:  Virtual Reality Panel 

     Moderator: Kellan Carter, Ignition Partners

      Panelists: Bill Bryant, DFJ
Bob Berry, EnvelopVR
Forest Gibson, Pluto VR
Forest Key, Pixvana

3:00 PM:  Break                   

3:15 PM: Women in Angel Investing Panel

    Moderator: Rachel Nielsen, Puget Sound Business Journal
   Panelists: Kristina Kerr Bergman, Ignition Partners
   Linden Rhoads, W-Fund
   Liz Marchi, Frontier Fund
   Thealzel Lee, VANTEC   

3:50 PM: Trends in Valuation and Deal Terms

    Moderator: Wade Brooks, Angel Resource Institute
    Panelists: Kevin Learned, Boise Angel Alliance
    Mike Volker, VANTEC
    Lars Johansson, Element8
    Basil Peters, Early Exits 

4:30 PM: Angel Group Round Robin

   Moderator: Dan Rosen, Alliance of Angels
   Each participating angel organization will provide a brief overview of their organization, their exits in 2015, and a highlight/observation/concern for the year to come

5:00 PM: Reception - Wine, beer and appetizers                                                         

6:30 PM: (Optional) Angel Networking Dinner and Startup Showcase at Hotel Monaco - Hosted by 9Mile Labs   

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March 10, 2016

8:00 AM: Coffee, Breakfast and Networking          

Location - K&L Gates - 925 Fourth Avenue, Ste 2900, Seattle, WA 98104         

8:45 AM: Keynote Panel: Trends in Angel Investing            

                 Moderator: John Cook, GeekWire
                 Panelists: Geoff Entress, Alliance of Angels
                 Dan Rosen, Alliance of Angels
                 Andy Liu, BuddyTV

                 Pete Higgins, Second Avenue Partners 
                 Sarah Imbach, Alliance of Angels

9:30 AM: Is your money SAFE?     

                 Gary Kocher, K&L Gates

9:45 AM: Deal Syndication Round Robin   

                  Moderator: Yi-Jian Ngo, Alliance of Angels
                  Each participating angel organization will provide a brief overview of 1 -2 deals they'll like to syndicate with other angel groups

10:15 AM: Break   

10:30 AM: Accelerator and Incubator Panel              

                   Moderator: Ashley Stewart, Puget Sound Business Journal
                   Panelists: Chris DeVore, TechStars Seattle
                   Ben Gilbert, Pioneer Square Labs
                   Angela Jackson, Portland Seed Fund
                   Lauren Robinson, Highline.VC

11:15 AM: Alternative Financing Panel        

                   Moderator: David Lee, Peterson Sullivan
                   Panelists: Joe Wallin, Carney Badley Spellman
                  Todd Gibson, K&L Gates
                  BJ Lackland, Lighter Capital
                  Mike Crill, Atlas Accelerator

11:45 AM:  Break  

12:00 PM: Lunch and Public Policy Panel    

                    Moderator: Dan Rosen, Alliance of Angels
                    Panelists: Tom Alberg, Madrona Venture Group
                   Joe Wallin, Carney Badley Spellman
                   Bill Carleton, McNaul Ebel
                   Gary Kocher, K&L Gates
                   Marianne Hudson, Angel Capital Association

1:30 PM: Adjourn              

*Agenda and speakers are subject to change.