NAI 2019 Panels Announced

#NAI2019 Panels & Senior Member Nominations

Annual Meeting Panels Announced

The Academy is pleased to announce the outstanding moderators and panelists who will join us in Connecting the Innovation Community at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Join us as we bring together innovative thought leaders from organizations worldwide who are making a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. The NAI Annual Meeting unites innovators and leaders from all disciplines and locations in a venue where knowledge is exchanged and collaboration thrives. Register today.

Session A: Industry, Academia, and Government Collaborations

Formulating Industry-Academic Collaborations that Work: Best Practices to Ensure a Strong Relationship After the Agreements are Signed
Moderated by Michael B. Dilling,
Baylor College of Medicine

Encouraging Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research

Moderated by Lorne Whitehead
The University of British Columbia

Session B: Connecting Disciplines to Explore Innovative Solutions

Building Equity and Inclusion in the Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Pipeline

Moderated by:
Phil Weilerstein

Session C: Insights for Future Innovation

Harnessing All Available Talent to Invent a Better World: Perspective from the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors

Organized by Michael Feder,
Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity

Moderated by Karen J.L. Burg
University of Georgia


The Intersection of University Inventions and Recent Cases at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB)

Moderated by:
Andrew Maas
Louisiana State University

Supporting the NAI Annual Meeting is an unparalleled opportunity to connect personally with the academic industry’s innovation influencers and decision makers. Contact [email protected] to learn more and reserve your sponsorship.

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Senior Member – Spring Nominations Close March 31, 2019
The time has come to nominate your eligible colleagues for the NAI Senior Member program. Nominations are accepted year-round, with elections announced quarterly. Self-nominations are accepted while posthumous nominations are not. Email [email protected] with any questions.

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