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The LAUNCH Conference was created by Jason Calacanis. Although it is legally unrelated to the TechCrunch40 and TechCrunch50 events, it has been perceived as the natural evolution of those events citing Calacanis' involvement, and then split, from Michael Arrington and the TechCrunch series of events. The premise of the Launch Conference was to create the "most affordable, high-end technology event in the world." TKTKTKKTKT