Big Things Poppin’: Techcrunch Disrupt!

The time is nigh for the Tech Geeks, Entrepreneurs, Journalists, and Michael Arrington fanboys to convene in NYC for the annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Ustream is TechCrunch’s primary live streaming partner for the high profile event which kicks off Sunday with the results of the 24-hour Hackathon (the Olympics for computer hackers) being announced live. The conference begins Monday with Disrupt Battlefield–a startup competition designed to identify and reward the most innovative startups, and an impressive lineup of speakers, including:

Tim Armstrong CEO, AOL
Ashton Kutcher Co-Founder, Katalyst Media
Susan Lyne CEO, Gilt Groupe
Charlie Rose Host, The Charlie Rose Show
Kevin Systrom Co-Founder, Instagram
Stephanie Tilenius VP eCommerce, Google
David Karp Founder & CEO, Tumblr

The primary goal of the Disrupt Conference, besides documenting what happens when Ashton Kutcher meets Charlie Rose, is to discuss how the Internet is ‘disrupting’ industry after industry–from Fashion to Entertainment to Finance. So no matter what you do to earn your peanuts, you’ll definitely want to tune in to glean some pertinent information from the broadcast. See you there!