As a start-up guy, I tend to shy away from most conferences. My personal perspective is that the time and in particular the money aren’t worth the fees.
That’s different with the upcoming STARTonomics,produced by Dave McClure. For anyone interested in gaining useful insight and practical advice on what you need to do to start an internet company, I’d recommend this strongly.
I’ve known and admired Dave for a few years now, he’s given me straight, pragmatic advice every time we speak. His blog is enjoyable and useful. And his investor pitch deck that he’s posted to SlideShare is world-class.