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The meeting agenda appears below.  Click here for a PDF version, or here to view the agenda at-a-glance.  For biographies of the speakers, click hereNote that slideshows from the meeting are also linked below.

Sunday, April 25, 2010:
2:00pm-10:00pm Poster set-up (around the perimeter of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom)
5:00pm-7:00pm Workshop registration
7:00pm-9:00pm Opening keynote talk & reception:  Industry Leadership in Innovation

"Creating an environment for innovation," Larry Wendling, Vice President, Corporate Research Laboratory, 3M [slides]

Monday, April 26, 2010:
7:00am-5:00pm Workshop registration
7:00am-8:15am Continental breakfast (browse posters)
8:15am-8:45am Welcome remarks

Sara Nerlove, Program Director, NSF PFI
Thomas Peterson, NSF Assistant Director for Engineering
Thomas Skalak, Workshop Organizer & Vice President for Research, University of Virginia [slides]
8:45am-10:00am Keynote talks:  Innovation & Cognitive Mapping

Chic Thompson, author of "What a Great Idea" [slides]
Zia Khan, Vice President for Strategy & Evaluation, The Rockefeller Foundation
10:00am-10:30am Coffee break (browse posters)
10:30am-11:30am Group brainstorming session

Small tables (with 6-8 persons per table) discuss:  What do we need to be more open-minded about to drive innovation in PFI? What are our “creative constraints”?  What analogies can we use to drive our innovation performance?  Designated speaker from each small table shares key findings.  The morning's keynote speakers will be in attendance.
11:30am-12:15pm Keynote address:  Public Impact of Innovation

Curtis Carlson, President & CEO, SRI International
12:15pm-1:30pm Buffet lunch/Session on Shared Success Elements, Innovation Attributes

Moderated by Thomas Skalak [slides]
1:30pm-3:00pm Panel discussion:  Innovation via Re-Invention Within Academia and Corporations

Mike Hess, Vice President for Innovation Excellence, Medtronic, Inc., Beth Comstock, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, G.E., Josh Makower, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Mark Crowell, Vice President for Business Development, Scripps Research Institute [slides]

Speakers from industry (including corporations, small businesses, and entrepreneurial ventures), who will spend 15 minutes introducing themselves, providing background on their projects (and success stories), and summarizing their perspective, followed by open-ended discussion with the audience.
3:00pm-3:30pm Coffee break (browse posters)
3:30pm-5:00pm Panel discussion:  Innovations in "Follow-On Funding"

Chuck Newhall, General Partner & Co-Founder, NEA, Kevin Greene, Principal, Vahalla Partners, Geeta Vemuri, Partner, Quaker BioVentures, Jon Sakoda, NEA

Upper quartile venture capitalists, who will each spend 15 minutes introducing themselves, providing background on their projects (and success stories), and summarizing their perspectives, followed by an open-ended discussion with the audience.
5:00pm-6:00pm Break on your own
6:00pm-8:30pm Mixed media show/Reception & dinner (browse posters)

This show will embody the principles of a healthy innovation ecosystem, illustrating common principles and habits of the creative economy, including interfaces of art and science, media and research, and finance and sustainability trends.  Moderator and event designer:  David Griffin, Director of Photography of the National Geographic magazine.  David is responsible for the overall photographic direction of the magazine, working with a staff of photo editors and photographers from around the globe.  Previously he was the Creative Director of U.S. News & World Report, Design Director of National Geographic Books, and Associate Director of Layout & Design at National Geographic magazine.  before magazines, David honed his journalistic skills at a number of newspapers:  The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Everett (Wa.) Herald, and The Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.  He has been honored by the National Press Photographer Assoc., University of Missouri's Pictures of the Year competition, Assoc. of Magazine Publishers, Ohio Newspaper Photographer Assoc., Hearst Collegiate Photojournalism Awards, Washington Art Directors Club, and Society of Newspaper Design, Print, and Communications Art.  David is a tour-de-force of innovation, art, and science in the interest of public good.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010:
7:00am-8:15am Continental breakfast (browse posters)
8:15am-8:30am Overview of the day by Thomas Skalak
8:30am-9:30am Panel discussion:  Innovation as Education

Krisztina Holly, Vice Provost for Innovation & Director, Stevens Institute for Innovation, University of Southern California, David Chen, Director of Translational Research, University of Virginia, Robert Strom, Director of Entrepreneurship Research, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Elias Caro, Vice President for Technology Development, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation [slides]

Speakers on education, who will each spend 15 minutes introducing themselves, providing background on their projects (and success stories), and summarizing their perspectives, followed by an open-ended discussion with the audience.
9:30am-10:15am Group discussion

Small tables (with 6-8 persons per table) discuss targeted questions on use of innovation structures and report back to the entire workshop.  There will be time for open discussion as well.
10:15am-10:30am Coffee break (browse posters)
10:30am-11:00am Plenary talk:  The New Guide to University Innovation

Krisztina Holly, Vice Provost for Innovation & Director, Stevens Institute for Innovation, University of Southern California [slides]
11:00am-12:00pm Keynote address:  Innovation as Art Form and Financial Tool

David Edwards, Harvard University, Founder & Director of Le Laboratoire in Paris, France, & author of "Artscience:  Creativity in the Post-Google Generation" [slides part I | slides part II]
12:00pm-1:00pm Buffet lunch/Closing address:  U.S. Leadership in Innovation

Thomas Kalil, Deputy Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, The White House
1:00pm-1:15pm National Science Foundation response

Cora Marrett, Acting Deputy Director, NSF
1:15pm-2:00pm Closing remarks & Meet the Speakers reception

Kesh Narayanan, Division Director, NSF IIP
Thomas Skalak, Workshop Organizer

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