I just confirmed a slot on my calendar for the SF MusicTech Summit set for the Hotel Kabuki here in on Monday, May 17th.

The Summit brings together visionaries in the music/technology space, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to discuss the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment.

I’ll be there, but I refuse to call myself a visionary.

But seriously, I’ll be there tweeting updates and seeing what the scheduled set of visionaries thinks about the future of the concert industry and what it means for the fans. Read on for the list of confirmed speakers…

Confirmed Speakers:
John Adams – Operations Engineer,
Glenn Otis Brown – Business Development-, / Board of Directors, Creative Commons
Parag Chordia – Director, Georgia Tech Intelligence Lab / Technology Officer, Khush
John M. Chowning – Founder of FM Synthesis / Professor Emeritus & Founding Director, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University
Tom Conrad – CTO,
Jack Conte – Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter, and Filmmaker – Pomplamoose
Raquel DiSabatino – Marketing,
Roberto Fisher – Vice President of Product and Operations, MySpace Music
Eric Garland – Founder & CEO, Big Champagne
Brad Gelfond – Principal, Strike up the Brand
Jason Herskowitz – Vice President Product Management, LimeWire LLC
Celia Hirschman – One Little Indian / “On The Beat” / Downtown Marketing
Ian Hogarth – CEO, SongKick
Brewster Kahle – Internet Archive, Co-Founder / Digital Librarian
Dan Kantor – Founder & CEO, ExtensionFM
Fredric Lieberman – Chair, Music Department, University of Santa Cruz
Roger Linn Owner, Roger Linn Design
Alex Loscos – Co Founder & CEO, Barcelona Music & Audio Technologies (BMAT)
Noah Maffitt – Executive VP & GM Global Digital, LiveNation.com
Max Mathews – Professor of Music, Emeritus; Stanford University
Reno Marioni – Head of Strategic Internet Partnerships, Nokia
Tom Oberheim – Maker of Marion & Oberheim sysnthesizers / Inventor of the first polyphonic music synthesizer
Dana Oshiro – Blogger / Startup Strategist, ReadWriteWeb
Anton Patzner – String Metal Violinist / Founding Member of Judgment Day
Rob Pegoraro – Post, Consumer Technology Columnist
Ty Roberts – Sr. Vice President & Technology Officer, Gracenote
Tim Quirk – VP of Programming, Rhapsody
Michael Robertson – Founder, MP3Tunes
Benji Rogers – Founder, Pledge Music
Dan Scheinman – Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Media Solutions Group
Smith – Founder, Smith Instruments / Designer of the Prophet 5 (world’s first microprocessor-based musical instrument) / Father of the MIDI standard
Dr. Ge Wang – Co-founder, CTO, and Chief Creative Officer, Smule / Assistant Professor, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University
David Wessel – Co-Director, Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), UC
Tim Westergren – Founder & Chief Strategy Officer,
Alex White – Co-Founder & CEO, Next Big Sound
Chris Wiltsee – Executive Director, Chapter, The Recording Academy
Brian Zisk – Executive Producer, Summit
Joanne Zola – Director of Sponsorships, Creative Allies


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