YII has held four international conferences, most recently at MIT.
Speakers at Past Conferences
MIT Conference 2006
- Colin Angle, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iRobot
- Dr. Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande, Founder and Chairman, Sycamore Networks, Inc.
- Paige Arnof-Fenn, Founder and CEO, Mavens and Moguls, Columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine
- Robert Inglese, Vice President, Technology Seed Investments, BDC Venture Capital
- David Steinberg, Senior Associate, PureTech Ventures
- Kenneth P. Morse, Serial Entrepreneur and Senior Lecturer and Managing Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center
- Jonathon Scott Feit, Chief Editor and Publisher, Citizen Culture
- John Lanza, Partner, Intellectual Property Practice, Choate, Hall & Stewart
- Ajay Bam, Founder and VP of Products and Services, MobileLime
- Andrew Bendheim, Chief Operating Officer, UTEK-EKMS, Inc.
- Doug Brenhouse, Vice President Finance and Operations, MetaCarta, Inc.
- Dr. S. Thomas Emerson, The David T. and Lindsay J. Morgenthaler Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director, Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University
- Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center
- Panos Panay, Founder and CEO, Sonicbids
University of Toronto Conference 2005
- John Abele, Founder Chairman, Boston Scientific
- David Tobin, CEO, Canadian Intellectual Property Organization
- Anthony Lacavera, President and CEO, Globalive Communications (#1 Company on the 2004 Profit 100)
- Dr. H. Douglas Barber, Founder, Director, and Past President and CEO, Gennum Corporation
- Andrew Harrison, Associate, Primaxis Technology Ventures Inc.
- David Unsworth, Senior Associate, RBC Strategic Technology Fund
- Michael Lee, Vice-President, Interad
- Dr. Harold Jennings, Inventor of Meningitis C Vaccine; recipient of Manning Award of Distinction and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
- Thomas Parsons, Chair of OnSETT, and Senior Business Development Officer at the Research, Business Development Office of the University Health Network
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