TL;DR | Directors arrive (to venue) by Monday Feb 12 before 4pm + depart Sat Feb 17

Dates for HOTEL

Check in: Monday, 12 Feb 2018

Check out: Saturday, 17 Feb 2018

(NOTE: you can come earlier or stay later but must book lodging outside these dates on your own)

Please see the Accommodation for more deets

Mon, Feb 12 (Arrival Day)

15:00 - Directors check-in at hotel (early check-in available after 14:00)

AC hotel: 1333 Veterans Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Hotel & Bunk Bed info HERE

15:30 - Catch CalTrain/Uber to Fox Theater (on own, ~ 20 miles)

Venue: Fox Theater, Redwood City - 2223 Broadway St, Redwood City, 94063

Kick-off + Pre-Registration

16:00 - Directors arrive at Fox Theater + help with Pre-Registrations

17:00 - Opening Night Party (Directors, Startups, Sponsors & Speakers)

18:00 - Director Networking - get to know each other!

21:00 - Catch CalTrain/Uber back to AC Hotels (or Bunk Beds, etc)

            • Or party the night away :)

p.s. Last train home is at 11pm (23:00)

Tue, Feb 13 (1st Conference Day)

07:00 - Shuttle departs AC Hotel (only 1 shuttle, don't miss it!!)

08:00 - Registration & Coffee

09:00 - Conference Starts

10:00 - Community Team to manage break-out stages

17:45 - Closing Keynote

18:00 - "Pub Crawl" - Downtown Redwood City

Bars are a mixture of startup offices and actual bars ;)

Please help usher people to different locations

22:00 - Catch Trains/Buses/Ubers back to Hotel (or Bunk Beds etc.)

Wed, Feb 14 (2nd Conference Day)

07:00 - Shuttle departs AC Hotel (only 1 shuttle, don't miss it!!)

08:00 - Registration & Coffee

09:00 - Conference Starts

10:00 - Community Team to manage break-out stages

17:00 - Conference Ends

17:00 - Team Photo on MAIN STAGE (DINO! DINO! DINO! ;)

17:00 - Closing Happy Hour - Thanks Indeed Prime!

19:00 - Free Time - from 7pm onwards, directors are free to do as they please

22:00 - Catch Trains, Ubers, Buses home

Thu, Feb 15 (1st Directors Day)

Venue: Google Campus SF - 345 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Plans

09:00 - CalTrain/Uber to San Francisco (on your own, details HERE)

10:00 - Directors Retreat STARTS!

10:00 - Welcome by Derek

10:45 - Hello from Google for Entrepreneurs

11:00 - Quick Fire pitches

    • QF#1: Jacob Wayman
    • QF#2: Daphnee Charles
    • QF#3: Erik Ackner & Roy Rao
    • QF#4: Tom Denison

12:00 - Director Lunch

12:45 - Guest Speaker: Simon Hudson

13:25 - Break into 2 groups

    • Group 1 (Newbies < 1 year)
    • Group 2 (Oldies > 1 year)

13:30 - Newbies (Group 1): Startup Program Q&A with TD

13:30 - Oldies (Group 2): Q&A with Derek

14:00 - Newbies (Group 1): Q&A with Derek

14:00 - Oldies (Group 2): Startup Program Q&A with TD

14:30 - Newbies (Group 1): Pablo

14:30 - Oldies (Group 2): Alex

15:30 - Directors Day 1 Stops

17:30 - Directors travel to SVB SF Campus

18:00 - Informational session with Stripe Atlas

19:15 - Directors travel to The Mint

19:30 - Karaoke lounge (The Mint)

19:30 - Whiskey Tasting (Churchill) (The Mint)

21:00 - Carry on partying (Or catch buses, ubers or trains home )

Friday - Feb 16 (2nd Directors Day)

Venue: AC Hotels SFO - 1333 Veterans Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Plans

07:30 - Optional trail run around waters edge

10:00 - Director Day 2 Starts

10:00 - Community Update

10:30 - Hello from AC Hotels

10:45 - Quick Fire Pitches

    • QF#5: James McKinney
    • QF#6: Indre
    • QF#7: Luisa Marotta
    • QF#8: Andrea Roberto Bifulco
    • QF#9: Sergiu Maznic

12:00 - Director Lunch

13:00 - Meet HQ - Who does what + Q&A

14:00 - Break into regions

15:30 - Wrap Up

16:00 - Awards Ceremony

17:00 - Closing Happy Hour hosted by AC Hotels

19:00 - In & Out Traditional Meal


Sat - Feb 17 (Chill Day)

HQ not planning anything officially - so Relax, and fly home safely! (…or carry on partying in SF)

Unfortunately the budget, and size of group, makes it really hard to organise a big group activity

The community team will be in San Francisco - so will make plans on Friday night for Saturday


If you wish - feel free to join this group and make some plans as a community ;)

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