Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder and Obama insider is speaking at CED's Venture Conference in April in Pinehurst. The recent announcement of Chris' addition to the lineup makes this conference a whole lot more interesting.
I've blocked off the dates on my calendar and will be attending now. His short bio is on the CED Venture website now. I also learned a lot more about him (his Obama campaign involvement, etc) through a quick Google search. There's a good article on FastCompany about him as well.
The last time I attended the Venture conference with CED was a few years back when it was in Pinehurst as well. This was one of the best entrepreneurial networking events I've ever attended as the large porches outside of the Inn where the conference is held become crowds of investors and entrepreneurs milling around with drinks and cigars in hand in the late evening. A very neat opportunity to meet folks from all around the country.
Drop me a note if you'll be at Venture and we'll catch up. Pre-registration for Venture 2009 closes on 4/16 and you can register online.