On behalf of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, we are delighted to welcome you to the 16th annual Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference. This season's conference, themed "A New Dawn: Investing in the Post-Crisis World", will provide a forum for discussing some of the imminent issues arising out of the recent financial crisis affecting private equity and venture capital firms, their investors, and portfolio companies, and the way forward for the various industry stakeholders.

Keynote and Panel topics will embrace discussion around such issues as the learnings from the economic crisis, state of the industry's recovery, changing dynamics and new paradigms of investing, and practicalities in securing returns given the current market conditions. We are honored to have a distinguished group of speakers who will contribute their time and insight for the benefit of all attendees. The conference offers attendees a unique opportunity for learning and networking with others interested in thoughtful discourse on these key topics and on the industry as a whole. We are also grateful to our sponsors, whose generosity and support make this conference possible. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the enthusiasm and dedication of the entire Conference planning team and the school administration.

We invite you to engage with those around you, build new relationships, and critically consider the fascinating and challenging climate facing the private equity and venture capital communities. We hope that you will enjoy this year's conference, and we look forward to your continued support and participation .

Sincerely, Co-chairs

Andrew Chang
Keynotes, Panels

Aditya Joshi
Keynotes, Panels

Elizabeth Keller

Tram Nguyen
Marketing and Communications

Rahul Sanghvi