T2 Innovation Nation
FLC Mid-Continent and Far West Joint Regional Meeting
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel | Oklahoma City, OK
August 28-30, 2018

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (Optional Training Workshops )

7:00 AM Registration Desk Opens  [ Centennial Ballroom 1 ]

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Training Option 1  [ Centennial Ballroom 1 ]

Fundamentals of Marketing – American Management Association
Speaker Ann Trampas – American Management Association

How You Will Benefit:

  • Recognize the wide-ranging marketing roles and functions within different organizations
  • Apply modern techniques for conducting marketplace analysis
  • Utilize insightful marketing tactics to pinpoint why customers buy or don’t buy

What You Will Cover:

  • Identify Your Key Marketing Challenges
  • Defining crucial marketplace data and implementing market research
  • Understanding the components of each of the 4 Ps (Product, Price, Place, Promotion)
  • Relating stages of the product lifecycle to marketing strategy
  • Conducting a product SWOT analysis
  • Positioning your organization’s product(s) and/or service(s) in the marketplace
  • Exploring different marketing communication vehicles and channels used for promotion
  • Developing a marketing plan

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1:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Training Option 2 [ Centennial Ballroom 2 ]

TED Style Public Speaking Workshop – TEDxABQ
Laurie Magovern – Executive Director, TEDxABQ

Join Executive Director of TEDxABQ, Laurie Magovern, in a half-day pre-meeting workshop to explore the powerful and approachable techniques commonly utilized to create TED-like short, powerful presentations. Using examples from successful TED talks participants will shape their bold ideas for sharing and experience public speaking coaching in a supportive and positive environment. Workshop participants will leave with improved skills, ease and confidence.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a meeting where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics—from science to business to global issues—in more than 100 languages. The TEDx Program was created by TED in 2009 to encourage communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through TED-like experiences. As one of the thousands of TEDx organizations worldwide, TEDxABQ independently organizes TED-style events locally, building community in New Mexico through the power of ideas. The TEDxABQ coaching process adapts to expand a speaker‘s ability to communicate his or her message regardless of technical complexity or poignant subject matter.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 (Open to All Meeting Attendees)

5:30 PM Registration Desk Opens [14th Floor]
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM  

Welcome Reception [ Founders Room, 14th Floor ] – Sponsored by: Greater OKC Chamber of Commerce; Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology; Oklahoma Business Roundtable; Presbyterian Health Foundation; OG&E Electric Services; Dunlap Codding; Oklahoma Health Center Foundation/OKC Innovation District

  • David Holt, Oklahoma City Mayor – brief welcome, short video 
7:30 PM Dinner at Various Venues (no host)


Wednesday, August 29, 2018 [ Venetian Room, 14th Floor ]

7:00 AM Registration Desk Opens [14th Floor]
7:00 AM Breakfast Buffet [Continental Room 14th Floor]
8:00 AM Welcome

    • Mid-Continent’s (MC) Coordinator – Jackie Kerby Moore, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque NM
    • MC Deputy John Eisemann – USDA APHIS National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins CO
    • FLC National Advisor – Robert Heard, Cimarron Capital Partners
    • Innovate Inc. – Amanda Radovic
    • Oklahoma City Chamber – Roy Williams
    • Host Laboratory – FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI), Deputy Director, Dr. Thomas Chidester
8:40 AM KEYNOTE:  Building Environments to Support Entrepreneurship

William Paiva Manager, Oklahoma Life Science Fund

William Paiva is an investor in medical technology companies. His portfolio includes several of Oklahoma’s leading startups including AliveCor and Selexys Pharmaceuticals. His firm is a key partner in building the local environment that nurtures entrepreneurship and growth.

9:15 AM Break
9:45 AM Building OKC’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – Innovation District, Translational Research, Tech Startups, Corporate Engagement – OKC‘s long history and current strategy for building a thriving innovation economy

Moderator:  Katy Evans Boren, President and CEO, OKC Innovation District

  • Cathy O’Connor, Executive Director, OKC Alliance for Economic Development
  • Carl Edwards, Chair, Presbyterian Health Foundation
  • Steve Prescott, MD, President, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
  • Daniel Pullin, Dean, University of Oklahoma Price College of Business
10:45 AM OKC Tech Transfer Success Stories: Sourcing Technology from Federal Labs

Moderator: John Reid, Oklahoma Business Roundtable

  • Colin Cumming, Founding Principal, TechVen Partners
  • Kraettli Epperson, CEO, Vigilant Aerospace Systems
  • Dr. Elaine Hamm, COO and President, Otologic, and CEO, Ascend BioVentures
11:45 AM Lunch [Continental Room 14th Floor]
12:30 PM FLC Business LIVE: Meet-Ups with Laboratories and Companies Seeking Technologies/Expertise

Facilitated by Amanda Radovic, Innovate Inc.
Be a part of a new and exciting effort.  FLC Business Live is a new way for you to engage with industry for collaboration and licensing opportunities.  This pilot puts you in control of connections and contact with industry.  Shop for companies and find a business whose needs align with your lab. Check out the FLC Business Live Pilot to learn more!

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1:30 PM FLC: What’s In It for You

Moderator: John Dement, FLC Chair

  • Technology Focus Areas of Water ’17, Energy ’18, Autonomous Systems ’19:  A review of an FLC initiative to connect tech-hungry industry with labs, their assets and capabilities – John Dement, FLC Chair
  • FLC Business Tool, Industry Perspective – Marc Snyderman, Total Technologies, Inc.
  • LabTech in Your Life (video)
2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM Industry Lab Success Stories

Moderator: John Eisemann, USDA APHIS National Wildlife Research Center

  • Goodyear and Sandia Partnership – Ted Blacker
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Eric Payne
  • SPAWAR SSC Pacific – Paul Herbert
  • USDA Agricultural Research Service – Jeff Walenta
4:00 PM Driving Impact of Tech Transfer and SBIR

Moderator: Jennifer Stewart, FLC Far West Regional Coordinator

  • Michael Carolina, OCAST
  • Tom Wavering, OU
  • Rick Shindell, SBIR Insider
5:00 PM Adjourn
5:15 PM Award and Networking Reception [14th Floor ]
6:15 PM FLC MC/FW Award Ceremony Dinner [Continental Room 14th Floor ]

Thursday, August 30, 2018 [ Venetian Room, 14th Floor ] –New Tools, Skills and Programs for the T2 Professionals

7:00 AM Registration Desk Opens
7:00 AM Breakfast Buffet [ Continental Room 14th Floor ]
8:00 AM Welcome

  • FW Regional Coordinator – Jennifer Stewart, Naval Surface Warfare Center – Corona Division
  • FW Deputy – Dr. Annemarie Meike, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • DOC NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory – Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, OK Secretary of Science & Technology, and nominee to be Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
8:30 AM KeynoteDr. Kelvin Droegemeier – Oklahoma Secretary of Science & Technology, and nominee to be Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
9:00 AM View from D.C. – John Dement, FLC Chair
(Briefing will provide a legislative update including NIST and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) efforts towards the Lab-to-Market Cross Agency Priority goal.)
9:15 AM Federal Laboratories Collaborations: Some of the bigger problems labs are being asked to solve today.
Cheryl Monzon, NAVFAC EXWC

  • DOE – Roger Werne, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • NIH – Joseph M. Conrad III, Ph.D., J.D., NIH National Cancer Institute
  • USDA APHIS – John Eisemann, USDA APHIS National Wildlife Research Center
  • DoD – Christopher Monsey
10:10 AM Break
10:30 AM Collision of Ideas: How Collaborative Spaces Catalyze Tech Transfer Partnerships
Moderator:  Jackie Kerby Moore, Sandia National Laboratories

  • Cara Michaliszyn, University of New Mexico
  • David Kistin, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Matt O’Brien, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Molly Cernicek, Los Alamos National Laboratory
11:25 AM How to Make Your Lab Shine

Moderator:  Jennifer Stewart, FLC Far West Coordinator

  • FLC’s Business Tool – A Lab’s Perspective – Marc Snyderman, Total Technologies Inc.
12:00 PM Adjourn

Optional Tour of the National Weather Center, and OU I-Hub ($20)

12:15 PM Board Bus for Tour – with brown sack lunch on bus provided
12:30 PM Bus Departs for Tour
1:00 PM Tour of the National Weather Center, and OU I-Hub
3:30 PM Return to Hotel

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