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Internet Roundtable, UCSD Connect to Hold iLounge Conference

The San Diego Internet Roundtable and UCSD Connect will present the first iLounge conference and exhibition March 24 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla.

The Internet Roundtable, an organization composed of CEOs, founders and presidents of San Diego-based Internet companies, fosters the development of Internet businesses in San Diego. UCSD Connect links high-tech and biotech entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success.

Produced by several of San Diego’s Internet executives and entrepreneurs, including PersonaLogic’s Stephen Tomlin and MP3.com, Inc.’s Michael Robertson, iLounge is expected to attract cyber CEOs, investment bankers and industry press and analysts on local, regional and national levels.

“We have assembled a high-power lineup of San Diego’s leading Internet movers and shakers to show industry watchers that San Diego is the Internet hot-spot,” said organizer Robert Bingham.

Attendees at the iLounge event will hear from industry leaders and panels on the state of the Internet and how it has helped transform not only the business world, but also society.

Business executives will also be sharing information on achieving success in this fast growing technology sector. In addition, 50 exhibitors, including enonymous.com, RealAge.com, Proflowers.com, and WebSideStory, Inc., will be showcasing new technologies, products and services.

The all-day symposium is divided into several panels, and features a keynote address by Robertson of MP3.com.

The following presentations are scheduled:

– 8 a.m. , “Surprise Keynote”

– 9 to 10:15 a.m. , “Funding: I did It My Way” focuses on how Internet companies seek and secure funding.

– 10:30 a.m. to noon , “Gong for Dollars” gives Internet start-ups an opportunity to present business plans to a panel of venture capitalists and investors in hopes of securing $10,000 in funding.

– Noon to 1:30 p.m./lunch , “Anything and Everything Internet” is an interactive question and answer session led by “The Question Man” Mike Krenn of SelectTeeTimes.com.

– 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. , “An Analyst’s Approach to the Internet” features a presentation by financial industry analysts John Denniston of Solomon Smith Barney discussing trends in business-to-business and Holly Becker, research analyst, highlighting the trends in business-to-consumer.

– 2:45 to 4 p.m. , “Bed Down Your Partners for Value Add” focuses on establishing partnerships on the Internet.

– 4 p.m. , “Keynote Presentation,” featuring Robertson.

– 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. , Exhibits of 50 Internet and advanced technology companies from San Diego.

Extracurricular activities will include a golf tournament and surf lessons on March 23. Registration for the event is $325 before March 17, and $425 as of March 18. For information, visit (www.iLounge.net).


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