The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is lining up speakers and panelists for the organization’s annual Tech and Venture Conference.

Bob Dorf, co-author of “The Startup Owner’s Manual,” will deliver the opening keynote of the conference, scheduled for Sept. 17 and 18 at the Raleigh Convention Center. A panel on M&A will include representatives from Google and Citrix. And the CEO panel will feature Bob Brennan of Veracode, Mike Cote of SecureWorks and Steve Wiehe of SciQuest.

Early registration ends July 25th. For more information, go here.