Wednesday, October 5th

1:00 - 4:50 at Edgewater Hotel

Pre-Conference Workshops at the Edgewater Hotel (Cascade Room)

The pre-conference workshops are available to those who purchase event + workshop tickets.  You must have a ticket to the pre-conference workshop to attend. These tickets are limited availability given the small and interactive nature of workshops. These workshops are at the historic Edgewater Hotel in the Cascade Room (Map)

1:00-1:50: DESIGN: Choreographing an Emotionally Smart Kitchen

Speaker: Johnny Grey (Johnny Grey Studios), Jill Adams McDonough (Prevail Strategic Communications)

2:00-2:50: BUILD: Building and Bringing a Smart Kitchen Product to Market

Moderator: Aaron Cohen (NYU); Speakers: Brendan Anderson (Char-Broil), Thomas Worley (DADO), Joe Behm (Behmor)

3:00-3:50: SELL: Retail Strategies in the Era of the Connected Kitchen

Moderator: Richard Gunther; Speakers: Michelle Baden Foss (Williams-Sonoma), Philip Raub ( b8ta), Michael Tankenoff (Anova Culinary)

4:00-4:50: FUND: Venture capital and funding for smart kitchen & foodtech startups

Moderator: Michael Wolf; Speakers: Brian Frank (FTW Ventures), Mark Valdez (Playground Global), Kevin Zhang (Upfront Ventures)

6:00-7:30

OPENING RECEPTION AND STARTUP SHOWCASE (EDGEWATER HOTEL OLYMPIC BALLROOM)

The evening reception will take place at the historic Edgewater Hotel Olympic Ballroom (MAP).