Where in the World?

Winter break is ending, which means that biz school conferences are about to kick back into gear. And because I have a hard time saying “no” to such things, I’ll be at a bunch of them.

First up is the Wharton Private Equity Conference on January 18 in Philly, where I’ll moderate a panel titled: “U.S. Tax and Legal Environment’s Impact on Private Capital Competition.” My panelists will include a pair of attorneys, a law professor and NVCA president Mark Heesen. Expect all of them to trumpet the failure of carried interest tax reform… 

Wharton keynoters include Dick Kramlich of New Enterprise Associates, David Rubenstein of Carlyle Group and Guy Hands of Terra Firma Capital Partners.

I’ll also be at the Columbia Private Equity & VC event on February 15th in New York, although I’m not yet clear on the specifics of my speaking/moderating duties (got a call scheduled to go over it). Keynotes will be from Alan Patricof of Greycroft LLC and Richard Friedman of Goldman Sachs. The website is here.

Finally, and totally unrelated, I’ll be on Canada’s BNN tomorrow at 5:30pm to discuss the outlook for 2008 M&A…