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Thinc Iowa 2012 schedule features 14 speakers, four parties

At Thinc Iowa, we’re planning for two and a half days jam-packed with inspirational speakers and top-notch parties. Take a look at the details in the schedule below and join us October 9-11 in Des Moines.

Earlier this week we announced our final additions to this year’s Thinc Iowa lineup, including Steve Case, co-founder and former CEO of AOL and current chairman of the Startup America Partnership. Today, we’re excited to reveal the full event schedule, complete with parties and speaker times.*

Find speaker bios, photos and event details on thinciowa.com and stay tuned to Silicon Prairie News for the most up-to-date information on speakers, parties and more as we get closer to the conference.


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Tuesday, Oct. 9

8:00 p.m.  Thinc Iowa Opening Party with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
                 at Wooly’s (
504 East Locust St.) – Open to the public

Wednesday, Oct. 10 

8:00 a.m  Doors open / Breakfast at The Temple for Performing Arts (1011 Locust St.)

9:00  Jeff Slobotski and Geoff Wood, Silicon Prairie News

9:10  Antonio Neves, THINQACTION (Thinc Iowa emcee)

9:30  Brian SpalyTrunk Club

10:05  Danielle MorrillReferly 

10:40  Break presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership

11:10  Dane Maxwell, The Foundation

11:35  Steve CaseStartup America Partnership

12:30 p.m. Lunch presented by Principal Financial Group

2:00  Steve GreenwoodBrewster

2:45  Ron J. WilliamsKnodes

3:20  Break presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership

3:50  Gentry UnderwoodOrchestra

4:30  Extended Speaker Q&A Panel

5:15  Jeff Slobotski and Geoff Wood, Silicon Prairie News

9 p.m.  The Middle Party presented by Banno at Exile Brewing Co. (1514 Walnut St.)

Thursday, Oct. 11

8:30 a.m.  Doors Open / Breakfast 

9:30  Jeff Slobotski and Geoff Wood, Silicon Prairie News

9:40  Antonio Neves, THINQACTION

10:10 Neal Sales-GriffinThe Starter League

10:45  Break presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership

11:15  Tara HuntAgence Tuxedo

11:50  Jeremie MillerSingly

12:30 p.m.  Lunch presented by Principal Financial Group

2:00  Lesa Mitchell, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

2:25  Brad FeldFoundry Group

3:05  Break presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership

3:25  Avner RonenBoxee

4:05  Ryan GravesUber

4:45  Jeff Slobotski and Geoff Wood, Silicon Prairie News

5:05  Happy Hour presented by WebFilings at Americana (1312 Locust St.)

8 p.m.  Closing Party presented by Iowa’s Creative Corridor aWest End Architectural Salvage (22 9th St. – Open to the Public


*Schedule subject to change (Update Oct. 7 – Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Bart Stein of Stamped will not be able to join us at Thinc Iowa 2012.)

Credits: Photo from Thinc Iowa 2011 by Anna Jones | Art of Photography and Ikonix Studio.

The Silicon Prairie Series 

Thinc Iowa is a conference on innovation and entrepreneurship. Limited to 500 attendees, the two-and-a-half-day event presents more than a dozen nationally-known speakers in an inspiring and engaging environment. The Thinc Iowa conference is part of the Silicon Prairie Series, the nation’s most ambitious events on innovation and entrepreneurship. Big Omaha and a future Kansas City event are also a part of the series.

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