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Location:
National Conference Center
Leesburg, Virginia

Date:
November 13 - 14, 2013


Tuesday Night: 5:30 - 7:30 Networking Reception (open to the T2 community)

Black Olive Sports Bar


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

8:30 - 9:30 am: Registration

9:00 - 9:30 am: Continental Breakfast

9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote Address

Welcome and Introduction: Courtney
Silverthorn, Ph.D.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator
Partnership Alliance Manager, Leidos Biomedical Research

Speaker: Joanne Theurich
Janelia Farm Research Campus
10:30 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 11:45 am Partnerships to Accelerate Commercialization of Federal Technologies that Positively Impact the Public and Drive Breakthrough Economic Growth

As Federal labs, we have been given the charge to accelerate the transfer of our new technologies to the benefit of the American public. This charge is focused primarily on partnering with the private sector to further develop and commercial these technologies. This panel will focus on the exciting opportunities that have recently developed through partnership intermediaries and the Federal labs technology transfer offices. Note: these are not the same old PIAs anymore! Come and hear of two new and exciting ways that NIH is working alongside partnership intermediaries to boost their marketing power. One of our panelists will also be sharing his unique perspective on this approach, having worked on both sides of such partnerships.

Moderator: Thomas Stackhouse, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Technology Transfer Center, NCI

Panelists:
Ram Aiyer - Entrepreneur-in-Residence (NHLBI), BioHealth Innovation

Jim Poulos - Technology Transfer Coordinator, USDA-ARS

Rosemarie Truman - Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch/networking
1:00 - 1:15 pm DC Update

This session will highlight current legislative, policy and other similar items of interest to the federal technology transfer community.

Speaker: Gary Jones
DC Liaison
1:15 - 2:15 pm Working with the FLC - Needs, Wants, and Lessons Learned

While the Mid-Atlantic Region has developed close working relationships with several groups in the area, others looking to partner with the FLC often have no idea where to begin. This panel will focus on a number of groups who are looking to work with the FLC to advance their organization's initiatives, as well as presentations from veteran groups on what they've learned in developing their FLC relationships. Stay for the networking break immediately after the panel to meet the panelists and brainstorm ways individual federal laboratories can partner with the panel organizations.

Moderator: Courtney Silverthorn, Ph.D.
Partnership Alliance Manager, Leidos Biomedical Research

Panelists:
Edmund Pendleton - Director, DC I-Corps Node

Mike Thielke - Executive Director, Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center

Fizie Haleem - Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

Philip Reeves - DC Department of Small and Local Business Development

Ron Kaese - TEDCO

Rich Bendis - President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation, Inc.
2:15 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 3:15 pm Turning the Page: Reimagining the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy

Speaker: Matthew Stepp
Senior Policy Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
3:15 - 5:15 pm Negotiation Training Workshop

Through this interactive workshop, you will gain insight into the negotiation process. The workshop will focus on understanding basic models of negotiation; planning for all phases of negotiation, including the anticipation of common barriers; communicating with, and relating to, the other participant(s) in the negotiation, including considerations of ethics and culture.

Linda Brothers, J.D.

Lisa Witzler, M.A.
Office of the Ombudsman, Center for Cooperative Resolution, NIH

5:30 - 7:30 pm: New/Seasoned T2 Professionals Networking Reception

Open to the T2 community ‐ special invitation to early career T2 professionals to network with your peers, as well as learn from seasoned T2 veterans

Black Olive Sports Bar



Thursday, November 14, 2013

8:30 - 9:30 am: Registration

9:00 - 9:30 am: Continental Breakfast

9:30 - 10:30 amThe Human Element

This panel showcases specific examples of how technology development and technology transfer have made a positive impact on people's lives. Collaborative efforts between federal agencies and outside parties that have resulted in tangible benefits to the public will be presented to highlight the ultimate goal of our technology transfer activities.

Moderator: Courtney Silverthorn, Ph.D.
Partnership Alliance Manager, Leidos Biomedical Research
10:30 - 11:00 amLab-to-Market Initiatives

Doug Rand, Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
11:00 - 11:30 amBreak
11:30 am - 12:30 pmAwards Reception
12:30 - 1:30 pmLunch/Networking
1:30 - 2:30 pmT2 Strategy in the Research Process

Most federal scientists do not think about technology transfer until after they accomplished the research. Most researchers' primary goal is peer-review publication. Patenting and licensing are afterthoughts. A quote of from a senior USDA scientist exemplifies the situation: "Usually I'm just too busy trying to get manuscripts written to think about patents. "This panel will provide a forum to discussion issues associated with developing a proactive technology transfer strategy for research outcomes.

Moderator: Robert Griesbach, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Administrator, USDA-ARS, Office of Technology Transfer

Panelists:
Cyril Gay - National Program Leader, Animal Production and Protection, USDA-ARS

Lloyd Whitman - Deputy Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST
2:30 - 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 - 3:45 pmTown Hall Discussion

Moderator: Mojdeh Bahar
2011-2013 FLC National Chair
Cancer Branch Chief, OTT, NIH
3:45 - 4:15 pmNew FLC Chair Vision

Speaker: Paul Zielinski, Ph.D.
FLC National Chair
Chief, Technology Partnerships Office, NIST

 

FLC Mid-Atlantic (Past Events)

2013 FLC Awards - Salute to Mid-Atlantic Region Laboratories
Beltsville, Maryland


2013 Maryland Technology Day Past, Present, Future
Linthicum, Maryland
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2012 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
Cambridge, Maryland
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2011 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
October 4-6, 2011
Cambridge, Maryland
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2010 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
October 5-7, 2010
Richmond, Virginia
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2009 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
September 15-17, 2009
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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2008 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
September 15-17, 2008
Flintstone, Maryland
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2007 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
October 22-24, 2007
St. Michaels, Maryland
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2006 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
September 19-21, 2006
Cumberland, Maryland
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2005 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
September 13-15, 2005
Cumberland, Maryland
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2004 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting
September 14-16, 2004
Cumberland, Maryland
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