Diamond Jubilee Panelists Discuss Past, Present and Future of Innovation
The excitement building to the Diamond Jubilee is palpable. Registrations are on pace to make this, in many ways, the biggest meeting in IRI history, but there is still room for more.
Along with the dynamic speaker line-up, cutting edge ROR working group sessions, and awards banquet we have planned, we also have several panels slated to explore the past, present and future of innovation, technology competitiveness, and IRI. Make sure you register today and book your hotel rooms as soon as possible as our hotel blocks are filling up.
New to the Diamond Jubilee Agenda:
Evolution of IRI
May 22, 2:00 - 2:30 pm
A special panel of three IRI presidents share their stories of how IRI came to be, where it is today and also discuss IRI's position statement on technology policy and Innovation Economy 2020. The three panelists are Chuck Larson, President, Innovation Research International (IRI president: 1975-2001), Ross Armbrecht, Executive Director, Delaware Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education (IRI president: 2001-2005), and Ed Bernstein (IRI president: 2005-present).
Awards Dinner Keynote
May 22, 7:30 pm
Dr. Cheryl Martin, Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will be delivering a keynote address at our awards banquet as we recognize Drs. Robert Langer and George Whitesides for their spectacular achievements.
As Deputy Director of ARPA-E, Dr. Martin is responsible for oversight of the Agency. She leads ARPA-E's Technology-to-Market program which helps breakthrough energy technologies succeed in the marketplace. Prior to joining ARPA-E, Dr. Martin was an Executive in Residence with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California.
Dr. Martin also spent 20 years with Rohm and Haas Company, starting her career as a Senior Scientist for the company's Plastics Additives business and then holding various research and marketing roles in the Plastics Additives and Coatings businesses.
ARPA-E advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. These projects have the potential to radically improve U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and environmental well-being. Dr. Martin will discuss "ARPA-E: Changing What's Possible," at the IRI Awards Banquet.
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