We’ll start to roll out the SaaStr Annual ’16 speakers in the coming weeks. It will be tough to top the ’15 speakers — from Aaron Levie to Bob Tinker, from Stewart Butterfield to David Sacks, from David Ulevitch to Parker Conrad, etc. etc.
But we will find a way!
We’ll also have three full days of speakers and workshops at the SaaStr Annual ’16. Thursday Feb 11, 2016 will be very similar to last year’s CEO-to-CEO discussions. Tuesday and Wednesday will be deeper dives on scaling sales, marketing and customer success, and Money.
Anyhow we’ve already got some great A++ speakers lined up (including Phil Fernandez, CEO of Marketo, Lew Cirne, CEO of New Relic, Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, Sarah Frier of Bloomberg to guide us on Press & PR, Danielle Morrill of Mattermark to help us on the Money track, and more) and we’ll formally announce them shortly. But I want to SaaStr-source 1 or 2 other great speakers we might otherwise miss or not connect with.
The criteria are:
- For Thursday, the proposed speaker must be CEO or founder of SaaS company of at least $10m ARR and growing rapidly (on IPO track), with an entertaining and fun CEO/founder. I think all the ’15 speakers met this test.
- For Tuesday and Wednesday, same criteria, but we will also have room for a handful of VPs of Sales and Marketing and potential Customer Success as well to join CEOs.
- Ideally, the speaker is either you — or someone you know well. Although we’ll take fanboy/girl submissions as well.
>> Anyhow take your best great speaker idea … and please submit below!
[ And while it’s still early — please sign up for the SaaStr Annual now here, or sooner rather than later. We’ll have room for 5,000 (!) this year but we will sell out well ahead of Feb ’16. Last year we ended up with 1.5 folks on the waitlist for every slot we had — and this year we’re saving a big chunk of tickets for last year’s attendees, sponsors, and VIPs. And we’ll raise prices 5% every month until then. And if you do buy now, and need a refund — if we can, we’ll do our best to process it if you tell us with enough advance notice. Also sponsors — we’ll sell our early again. If you want first dibs on the best space and options, email here.]
(Cross-posted @ SaaStr)