GeekWire Summit: Great speakers, and 1 day left for early bird rates

We’re less than three weeks away from the inaugural GeekWire Summit, our half-day technology conference the afternoon of March 7 in downtown Seattle. Today we’re pleased to announce the near-final lineup of GeekWire Summit speakers, including influential technology leaders from Seattle, Boston, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.

We also wanted to pass along a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to score early bird rates on tickets for the big event — which also include passes to the GeekWire anniversary bash in the evening, after the conference. Go here to get your tickets before the early bird rate expires.

Here’s a rundown of the speakers you’ll hear from at the event, in a series of panels and Q&A conversations.

Ray Ozzie, Cocomo

Ray Ozzie, the former Microsoft chief software architect, who has returned to the startup world with his new venture Cocomo.

Oren Etzioni, UW computer science luminary and the serial entrepreneur behind such ventures as Farecast and Decide.

Hadi Partovi, the former Microsoft executive and veteran Seattle entrepreneur known for ventures including iLike and Tellme.

Jocelyn Goldfein

Jocelyn Goldfein, Facebook

Jocelyn Goldfein, Facebook director of engineering, who is coming up from California to share insights on the growth of the social networking powerhouse.

Richard Tom, the chief technology officer of Hulu, responsible for all aspects of the online media company’s tech infrastructure.

Cole Brodman, T-Mobile USA

Cole Brodman, the chief marketing officer of Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA.

Mike McSherry, the CEO of Swype, the successful Seattle-based mobile input startup sold last year to Nuance Communications.

Ed Lazowska, UW computer science professor and director of he UW eScience Institute, who will lead a Summit panel on innovation.

Jon Irwin, Rhapsody

And we’re pleased to welcome a new addition, Jon Irwin, the Rhapsody president, who has been leading the revival of the newly independent music service.

Our goal with the GeekWire Summit is to give attendees insights into future tech trends — the stuff that actually matters — plus an inside look at how successful tech companies are built from the ground up, straight from the people responsible for building them. We’ll be engaging our speakers in lively, fireside chat discussions, and inviting the audience to participate in the conversation.

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you there, and you can get a sneak peek at some of the people who have already signed up by scrolling down on the registration page.

A big thanks to our sponsors for this event: FilterAmazon Web Services, Microsoft Hotmail, InfoSpaceMcAdams Wright RagenChristensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness, and Pixmob.

Contact Rebecca Lovell, GeekWire’s chief business officer, at rebecca@geekwire.com for additional sponsorship opportunities.

We’ll have more details on the agenda and the party in the days ahead. In the meantime, don’t forget to register. And thanks as always for your participation and support of GeekWire. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!