The end-all-be-all event for top tech executives. The Private Summit is an invitation-only gathering of C-suite execs, VCs, and key influencers in local and global tech. From roundtable talks to premier entertainment that has included golf and top DJs like Calvin Harris and David Guetta, the Private Summit is the ultimate destination.

Los Angeles Edition

Congratulations! If you are reading this then you have been invited to the Techweek Private Summit. The Private Summit is where Los Angeles’ technology leaders get together to think, talk and play. All sessions and events are designed for industry leaders and facilitate candid conversation amongst CEOs, investors, and keynote speakers.

When: November 17th – November 21st

Where: The Pier, Santa Monica, CA

What: Techweek Private Summit


Techweek Official Kick-off Party: Startup LAUNCH competitor meet & greet
Al Mare | 250 Santa Monica Pier | 7:00 – 10:00pm
      • Investors, sponsors, and attendees meet and mingle with the 40+ startup companies that will be pitching for the $50,000 prize on Thursday
      • Grab a drink and say hello to Techweek Los Angeles 2015


Private Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy, followed by remarks by Director Brian Knappenberger
Location to be disclosed to confirmed attendees | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Space is highly limited. Please request to attend via the form below.
      • Join Brian Knappenberger and fellow Black Pass holders for an intimate screening of The Internet’s Own Boy, followed by remarks and Q&A on the making of the film
      • Engage in candid conversation on the groundbreaking life and work of Aaron Swartz
      • Meet the film’s Director and discuss the ways technology connects and isolates all of us

About the film: The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.


Techweek Grand Tour
Sponsored Attendance at Capacity | 6:00pm-10:00pm
      • Join fellow CEOs, investors, and thought leaders on a tour – led by executives of the offices you visit — through the buzzing workplaces that are the pulse of the Los Angeles tech ecosystem
      • We are currently at capacity for Techweek sponsored spots for this event. If you are still interested in attending this event, please RSVP separately here.


Venture Capital Investing Roundtable
Private Summit Lounge | Santa Monica Pier | 2:00 – 2:30pm
      • Engage fellow investors and startup leaders as they explore the latest in VC and share lessons learned
Social Innovation Roundtable
Private Summit Lounge | Santa Monica Pier | 3:30 – 4:00pm
      • Join leading thinkers to explore how we can leverage technology and cross-sector partnership to accelerate social impact
Techweek100 and Speaker Reception
Private Summit Lounge | Santa Monica Pier | 7:00 – 9:00pm
      • After a full day of Techweek activities at nearby Santa Monica Pier, say hello to the people who were on stage – and are pushing innovation forward in LA
      • Celebrate the originality, prominence, growth, gumption, and pertinence demonstrated by the esteemed members of the 2014 LA Techweek100
      • Cocktails and light appetizers served


Winning the War for Talent in Los Angeles
Private Summit Lounge | Santa Monica Pier | 2:30 – 3:00pm
      • Talk with other CEOs and Founders about how to get across the things that made you passionate about what you do in the first place
      • Discuss tips and tricks to find employees that will love the jobs you have to offer, be successful at them, and stick around
Fashion, E-Commerce, and Technology Roundtable
Private Summit Lounge | Santa Monica Pier | 3:30 – 4:00pm
      • The best of both worlds! Join this Chatham House Rule roundtable about the intersection of fashion and technology
      • Feel free to engage in the discussion or to listen in while industry experts debate the commercial viability of wearables, the future of 3D printing, and place for the storefront following the triumph of e-commerce

Private Whiskey Tasting presented by IDA Ireland
Private Summit Lounge | Santa Monica Pier | 3:00 – 5:00pm
      • Industry experts will walk you through the intricacies of uisce beatha, literally “water of life” ‑ some of Ireland’s best whiskey
      • Meet the IDA Ireland team that helped Etsy, Zendesk, SquareSpace, 10Gen, and more set up their European HQs
      • Learn how the Emerald Isle might be your best next stop in global expansion

FashionTECH Runway Show
Summit Stage | Santa Monica Pier | 7:00 – 10:00pm
      • Before the Runway Show starts, enjoy a cocktail and conversation with fashion show brands and models — who also happen to be CEOs and leaders from the tech community
      • Take advantage of front-row reserved seating for our most important guests
      • Applaud the intersection of fashion, technology, and e-commerce as we showcase the latest fashions and tech-inspired brands
The Private Party
Private Santa Monica Residence | Location to be disclosed | 10:00pm – late
      • Meet the brands, stylists, and talent that created the FashionTECH Runway Show at Techweek’s renowned Private Party
      • Treat yourself to our exclusive open bar and dedicated VIP DJ
      • Mingle amongst the upper echelon of LA’s tech ecosystem while you finalize plans to meet up again at Techweek Los Angeles 2015

RSVP to the Private Summit: Los Angeles