It is time to figure out where all of this is going, to bring together the smartest people we can find and map out the different paths the stream can take. We’ve just begin to organize this mini-conference, but already the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. We are calling it a CrunchUp because it will be highly participatory and real-time in every sense of the word. TechCrunchIT editor Steve Gillmor and I will be hosting the event.
Speakers and panelists from Facebook, FriendFeed, Microsoft, Salesforce, Seesmic, and Tweetmeme will be there, and we are just getting started (stay tuned for full lineup). Companies pushing real-time streams to new levels will also be demoing their products, some which haven’t yet launched publicly, such as Andrew Baron’s Magma. (If you have an eye-opening demo or want to launch a product at the CrunchUp, please contact our conference producer, Asad Akbar).
Additional participants will be announced in the coming weeks. If you’ve got some real-time hotness to share, contact us. You will be able to find the speakers, agenda and details as they evolve here.
The CrunchUp will take place on Friday, July 10, between 9:00 am and 4:30 PM at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City. Tickets are $295 and are on sale now through Eventbrite. Admission to the August Capital MeetUp is automatically included in your CrunchUp ticket (with expedited check-in to the MeetUp.)
The combined CrunchUp - MeetUp also gives us a great sponsorship platform for start-ups and brands to reach both conference and networking attendees. Please contact Jeannie Logozzo or Heather Harde to learn more about sponsorship packages and custom opportunities. Additional details here.
We’ll plan to release the first batch of August Capital MeetUp tickets the week of June 15, but we’d really love to spend the whole day with you real time. Hope you can join us.
Friday, July 10th
Real-Time Stream CrunchUp
9:00am - 4:30pm
Redwood City, CA 94063
August Capital Summer Party
5:30pm - 10:00pm
2480 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025