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NanoBCA DC Roundtable 2015

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) returns to Washington, DC, for our 2015 DC Roundtable May 19-20th. This will be our 15th visit, dating back to 2002, meeting with numerous government officials in regard to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).

We will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Legislative Branch and from the Executive Branch. We will be meeting with representatives from NNCO, OSTP, NSF and other agencies participating in the funding of the NNI.

Join NanoBCA in Washington, DC, May 19-20th, to learn about the issues at hand and to meet with and be heard by the key policy makers.


 

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Agenda:

 

Day 1 – Tuesday, May 19, 2015

DAY 1 LOCATION:

Foley & Lardner LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP
3000 K Street, N.W. Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20007-5109
202.672.5300

8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBCA
9:00-9:30 Steve Maebius, IP Partner & Nanotech Team Member, Foley & Lardner LLP Dr. Ybet Villacorta, Intellectual Property Department Chair, Washington DC Office, Foley & Lardner LLP
9:30-10:00 Doyle Edwards, Director, Government Programs, Brewer Science
10:00-10:30 Chuck Van Fleet, President, Swan Chemical
10:30-11:00 Scott Rickert, Chairman & CEO, PEN Inc.
11:00-11:30 David Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc (SWeNT)
11:30-Noon Max Atanasov, CEO, OCSiAl LLC
Noon-12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:00 Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC
1:00-1:30 Dr. Michael A. Meador, Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
1:30-2:00 Anil R. Diwan, Ph.D., President & Chairman, NanoViricides, Inc.
2:00-2:30 Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech
2:30-3:00 John Bender, Chief Operating Office, agencyIP
3:00-3:20 Craig Bandes, CEO, Pixelligent Technologies, LLC
3:20-3:40 Carleton Hsia, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, NanoBlood LLC
3:40-4:00 Mark Shaw, CEO, Ultratech, Inc
4:00-4:20 Ronald Durando, Chairman, President & CEO, mPhase Technologies, Inc
4:20-4:40 TBD
4:40-5:00 FBI: Economic Espionage Program
5:00-6:00 Post-conference Networking

Day 2 – Wednesday, May 20, 2015

8:30-9:30 Bergeson & Campbell PC 2200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 100W, Washington, DC 20037 Coffee and Networking

Opening Remarks:

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell PC

Moderator: Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBCA

9:30-10:00 Break – Travel to OSTP Meeting
10:00-Noon White House Forum on Small Business Challenges to Commercializing Nanotechnology

Einsenhower Executive Office Building, 1650 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20502

Hosted by Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director, Nanotechnology, Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) – Executive Office of the President

The National Economic Council and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy invite the members of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association who will be in DC on May 20th to join us at a forum to discuss small business challenges to commercializing nanotechnology, with an emphasis on how private-sector led collaborations and partnerships (including public-private partnerships) can help overcome those challenges as a group actively involved in developing new collaborations and partnership activities aimed at advancing nanotechnology manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and/or workforce development, we look forward to your participation, and would be interested in learning about how your activities in this area are helping further the vision of the National Nanotechnology Initiative to achieve a revolution in technology and industry that benefits society.

Hosted by Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director, Nanotechnology, Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) – Executive Office of the President

Noon-2:00 Lunch and Networking
2:00-3:00 National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) Webinar

Panelists:

Dr. Ajay P. Malshe, Founder, Executive Vice President, and CTO of NanoMech

Dr. Matthew Putman, CEO of Nanotronics Imaging

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold the second in a series of free webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized nanotechnology businesses and on issues of interest to the nanotechnology business community.

Viewing Location: K&L Gates, 1601 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1600

3:00-5:00 NNI 2.0 – The Next 10 Years

Moderated by: Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBCA

Panelists:

Philip H. Lippel, Ph.D., Assistant Director, MIT Washington Office

Sam Brauer, Ph.D., Principal, Nanobiz LLC

Jeffrey Morse, Ph.D., Managing Director, National Nanomanufacturing Network

Manish Mehta, Ph.D., Director, Strategic Projects & Sustainability, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS)

About NanoBCA’s Annual Conference

The NanoBCA’s annual NanoBusiness Conference brings together its extensive network of leading start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and public-private partnerships as well as business leaders, investors, venture capitalists, scientists, engineers, government officials and visionaries who are driving the nanotechnology revolution. The conference typically spans over two days and explore a broad range of issues relating to nanotechnology, investing, commercialization, economic development, and global opportunities. The conference features comprehensive corporate presentations, in-depth panels, executive keynotes, educational sessions, and networking opportunities.

Uniqueness of the NanoBCA conference: The NanoBusiness Conference is the oldest and most perennially successful business and finance oriented nanotech conference in the U.S. The conference has served as a world-class forum for member companies seeking to showcase their products and technologies.

The conference offers:

  • Unparalleled Networking:  Our conference attracts hundreds of business leaders, investors, venture capitalists, analysts, scientists, and government officials. Attendees and speakers are typically “C-Level” Officers, Partners, Directors, and Division Heads – the key decision-makers and strategists for of the participating organizations. By gathering these key players under one roof, our annual conference becomes the most efficient and effective forum for finding and initiating business deals, as well as developing meaningful new relationships. Past corporate keynote speakers for our conferences have included the Chief Technology Officers of Lockheed Martin, Texas Instruments, and DuPont, as well as Executives Vice Presidents of GE, Proctor & Gamble, Pfizer, Motorola, and FEI. Other notable keynote addresses include high profile investors, such as Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and billionaire investor Wilbur L. Ross Jr.
  • Prime Media Coverage: Our Annual Conference is hosted in world-renowned cities for capital investment (New York), technology development and innovation (Boston), and political debates (Washington, D.C.), consistently attracting the attention of the business media. The Conference has received extensive onsite coverage from CNBC, as well as press coverage from the Wall Street Journal, Business 2.0, and the New York Times. On one occasion, select members were invited to ring the closing bell of the NASDAQ stock exchange as industry representatives.
  • Commercialization Focused Agenda: We focus on showcasing products and applications, as well as discussing the challenges and solutions to commercializing nanotechnology. Rather than highly technical presentations, our conference features executives discussing their businesses, the commercial potential of their technologies, the markets they are addressing, and the strategies they have found successful.

NanoBCA Events 2002-Present

Annual Conferences

2002-2008: New York Events

  • 1st Annual Nano Business Conference — May 19-21, 2002: Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY (Press)
  • 2nd Annual Nano Business Conference — May 11-13, 2003: Marriott Financial Center Hotel, New York, NY (Press)
  • 3rd Annual Nano Business Conference — May 17-19, 2004: Marriott Financial Center Hotel, New York, NY (Press)
  • 4th Annual Nano Business Conference — May 23-25, 2005: Marriott Financial Center Hotel, New York, NY (Press)
  • 5th Annual Nano Business Conference — May 17-19, 2006: Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York, NY (Press)
  • 6th Annual Nano Business Conference — April 15-17, 2007: Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York, NY (Press)
  • 7th Annual Nano Business Conference — May 4-6, 2008: Marriott Marquis Times Square, New York, NY (Press)

2009-2010: Chicago Events

  • 8th Annual Nano Business Conference — September 8-10, 2009: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL (Press)
  • 9th Annual Nano Business Conference — September 27-29, 2010: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL (Press)

2011-2012: Boston Events

  • 10th Annual Nano Business Conference — September 25-28, 2011: Seaport Convention Center, Boston, MA (Press)
  • 11th Annual Nano Business Conference — September 4-6, 2012: Seaport Convention Center, Boston, MA (Press)

2013-Present

  • 12th Annual Nano Business Conference — October 15-17, 2013: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (Press)
  • 13th Annual Nano Business Conference — May 6-7, 2013: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC (Press)

Other NanoBCA Organized Events

In addition to their national conference, the NanoBCA also holds regional conferences around the country.

Roundtable and Public Policy Events in Washington, D.C.

  • NanoBCA Public Policy — February 8-9, 2005: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC (Press)
  • NanoBCA Public Policy — February 16-17, 2006: Russell Senate Office Building (Press)
  • NanoBCA DC Roundtable — March 17-19, 2009: Washington, DC (Press)
  • NanoBCA DC Roundtable — March 15-17, 2010: Hotel Rouge, Washington, DC {Press)
  • NanoBCA DC Roundtable — May 6-7, 2014: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC (Press)

Other Notable Events

  • 1st Annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit — July 20-22, 2008: University of Denver, Denver, CO (Press)
  • 2nd Annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit — July 22-23, 2009: University of Denver, Denver, CO (Press) (Video)
  • 3rd Annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit — May 24-25, 2010: University of Denver, Denver, CO (Press) (Video)
  • 4th Annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit — October 25-26, 2011: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (Press)
  • Nano and Green Tech Conference — November 17-19, 2009: Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY (Press)
  • Carbon Nanotube Coalition — December 3, 2009: McKenna long & Aldridge LLP Office, San Francisco, CA (Press)
  • Healthcare and Life Science Stakeholders Summit — September 24, 2009: Lighthouse International, New York, NY (Press)
  • Livingston Nanotechnology Conference — December 7, 2009: Lighthouse International, New York, NY (Press)
  • Nanoinformatics — November 3-5, 2010: Holiday Inn National Airport, Arlington, VA (Press)
  • Nanoinformatics — November 7-9, 2011: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA (Press)
  • Nanotechnology — June 22, 2011: Russell Senate Building, Washington DC (Press)
  • Nanotech Commercialization Conference — April 4-5, 2012: American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC (Press)
  • NanoManufacturing Conference — August 15, 2012: Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Greensboro, NC (Press)
  • Nanotech Commercialization Conference — April 9-10, 2013: Wake Forest Biotech Place, Winston-Salem, NC (Press)
  • Nano Energy Summit — November 13-14, 2013: Rice University, Houston, TX (Press)