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ISPCON SPRING 2008
May 13 - 15, 2008
Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
Chicago, IL
ISPCON: The leading event for wired and wireless ISPs
 
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TUESDAY, MAY 13

SPECIAL EVENTS  |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Service Stack Evolution



PAUL STAPLETON, DH CAPITAL Take your mad skills, products & customers to the next level for revenue growth andmargin improvement. We'll look at various IP network sectors to forecast real opportunity and talk about where V.C. investment is most likely to fuel the evolution of your business.

SPECIAL EVENTS  |  5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Your first chance to meet the exhibitors and a great time to get geared up for the event — three days of incomparable information, key networking opportunities and invaluable face time with hotshots in the industry!


SPECIAL EVENTS  |  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

FISPA Reception & Awards - ROOM 11


FISPA, the oldest and most experienced association of independently owned ISPs, invites you to network with our ISPCON attending members. Visit our reception at 6:30pm, Room 11. Learn, Network, Save, Educate, Excel, Succeed.

Join FISPA – we make being an ISP easier!



SPECIAL EVENTS  |  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WISPA Reception & Awards -- ROOM 7


WISPA - Wireless Internet Service Providers Association - is dedicated to promoting and improving the WISP Industry. We welcome you to join us for drinks and appetizers, get to know us and learn about our effort in the industry.

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SPECIAL EVENTS  |  8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

WISPA JAM SESSION - ROOM 6



Join us Tuesday night at ISPCON, after the WISPA Reception and Awards for a REAL kickoff party - the WISPA Jam Session! It will be a free-for-all jam as the closet musicians in the ISP crowd get their chance to hop on stage and tear it up. Bring your dancing shoes and we will party like its 1999 in the Internet business all over again!

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 14

SPECIAL EVENTS  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Why YOU and Lowfat Lattes are Google's Worst Nightmare



Google has an Achille's Heel. Ruthless efficiency is embedded in their DNA, which is good for machines but bad for human beings. In this keynote session, Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows will talk about how Starbucks is a better role model than Google or how applying this approach can help make a difference in your business as you compete against the biggest fish in the pond. As president and CEO of Tucows Inc., Elliot Noss leads the company's business strategy and vision. He is responsible for overseeing operations for the company's domain registration, domain portfolio, email and retail lines of business. During his tenure, Tucows has grown to become the largest wholesale provider of domain names. Under Elliot's leadership, the company has rapidly expanded the wholesale service line to include email services, SSL certificates, and enhanced domain name offerings which are sold through a growing international reseller channel. Elliot has been a leader in the Internet industry for over a decade. He champions areas of vital interest to the service providers and Internet users including privacy, ICANN reform and registrar matters, and the implications of emerging trends. Elliot chairs the University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science Advisory Board and is a distinguished graduate of the University of Toronto where he earned a BA. He earned an MBA and LLB from the University of Western Ontario

SPECIAL EVENTS  |  5:00 PM - ?? PM

Texas Holdem Charity Poker Night -- ROOM 4/5



After a long day of sessions and exhibits, ISPCON attendees will be ready to unwind and relax with refreshments and a night of networking and entertainment. The Texas Hold’Em Charity Poker Night at ISPCON is the premier social networking event scheduled for the second evening of the conference on May 14th, 2008. Attendees of this FREE event will have the chance to relax, network, play for prizes and support a worthwhile cause. Tickets for this event will be available exclusively through CTI and its Vendor Partners at Booth 411.

A portion of monies collected will be donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Non-Profit Foundation.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. Big Brothers Big Sisters has been the leader in one-to-one youth services for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.


SPECIAL EVENTS  |  8:00 PM - ?? PM

CEO EXCHANGE Networking Session **NEW TIME THIS YEAR**
ROOM 7

The bazillionth bi-annual gathering of ISP CEOs will again convene to improve on the most recent version which ran strong for more than six hours. Attendees left the last discussion stating that the CEO session alone is well worth the price of admission for the entire week’s conference. We’ll make the most of the time and you’ll walk away with a mind-boggling array of ideas and thoughts to fuel your business.
You must have a conference pass to attend.
THURSDAY, MAY 15

SPECIAL EVENTS  |  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Closing Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Everyone is welcome as we celebrate another successful event. Take advantage of this final opportunity to meet with an exhibitor and connect with an old friend or colleague.
Open to all attendees


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