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Conferenca At-a-Glance

Wednesday October 12, 2011

9:00 AM – 11:00 PM STA Board Meeting Flagler Boardroom (By Invitation Only)

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM STA Affiliate Presidents’ Lunch Meeting Gold Room
(By Invitation Only)

3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Early Registration South Ballroom Foyer

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Opening Reception and Vendor Fair Ponce DeLeon IV, V, VI

7:30 PM Free Evening

Thursday October 13, 2011

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast in Vendor Fair Ponce DeLeon IV, V, VI

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
STA Business Meeting - Nominations & Elections Ponce de Leon I, II, III

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
STA Program/General Session Ponce de Leon I, II, III

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Conference Opening Ceremony
Presentation of Colors: Boca Raton H.S. Jr. ROTC
Opening Welcome: Rory O’Kane and Jon Schneider, Co-Chairmen, STA Conference Committee
Jim Toes, President & CEO - Security Traders Association

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM    
Speaker: Jack Jacobs

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM   
Speaker: Rick Ketchum, CEO & President, FINRA

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM  
Speaker: Chris Mirabile, The

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel: The Modern Exchange Landscape
Moderator: Chris Nagy, TD Ameritrade
Panelists: Chris Isaacson, BATS Trading; Bryan Harkins, Direct Edge; Michel Finzi, NASDAQ OMX Group; Joe Mecane, NYSE Euronext; Robert Fotheringham, Toronto Stock Exchange

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch in Vendor Fair Ponce de Leon I, II, III

1:00 AM – 4:00 PM
STA Program/General Session Ponce de Leon I, II, III

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Speaker: Yousef Abbasi, JonesTrading

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Speaker: Nick Colas, ConvergEx

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Blackberry Break

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Speaker: Jason DeSena Trennert, Strategas Research Partners

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sell-Side Panel
Moderator: Jamie Selway, ITG
Panelists: Martin Mannion, Citadel Execution Services; Jeff Martin Citi Global Markets; Alison Crosthwait, Instinet; Michael Modeski, OTC Markets; Matt Billings Scottrade.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Vendor Fair and General Reception
Ponce DeLeon IV, V, VI

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Chairman’s Banquet
Venetian Ballroom

10:00 PM
Chairman’s Post-Dinner Celebration
Mediterranean Ballroom

 Friday October 14, 2011

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast in Vendor Fair Ponce DeLeon IV, V, VI

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
STA Program/General Session Ponce de Leon I, II, III

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Speaker: Dan Mathisson, Credit Suisse

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Speaker: Rick Santelli, CNBC

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Washington Update: David Franasiak, Principal of Williams & Jensen

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Regulation Panel: “Internationally Integrated”
Moderator: Linda Lord, UBS
Randee Pavalow, Alpha Group
Greg Babyak, Bloomberg, LLC
Jamie Brigagliano Sidley Austin, LLP

10:45 PM – 11:00 AM Blackberry Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Panel: Institutional Options: Opportunity and Obstacles
Moderator: Alan Grigoletto, Options Industry Council
Jon Werts Bank of America, Merrill Lynch; Dowell Stackpole, Barbnet Investment Co.
Michael Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co; Ed Provost, CBOE Holdings

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch in Vendor Fair

1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Free Afternoon

1:30 PM STA Golf Tournament
Shotgun Start - Ocean Course

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Casual Outdoor Reception
Cabana Pool Deck

Saturday October 15, 2011

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM STA Program/General Session
Ponce de Leon I, II, III

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Ponce DeLeon IV

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Raffle Drawing & Prizes Give-Away
Must be present to win

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Speaker: Matt Long
The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Speaker: David Zervos, “The Bernanke Put”

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Speaker: Rick Knox, Capital Markets Research
“Forecasting Macro Trends”

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Buy-Side Panel Demystifying the Broker Vote
Moderator: Todd Lopez, Goldman Sachs
John Russell, Franklin Templeton; Frederic E. Mason JP Morgan Asset Management;  Andrew Harbeck Cortina Asset Management; Bob Koci, formerly of Pricipal Global Investors,