#NAI2018 Conference Speakers Announced

 

 

#NAI2018 Speakers Announced


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Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton Joins #NAI2018 



Dr. David J. Skorton, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will provide the keynote address for the 2018 NAI Signature Gala at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. As Secretary, Skorton oversees 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, numerous education and research centers, including the Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Smithsonian Science Education Center. A board-certified cardiologist, Skorton was previously the president of Cornell University… Read More

Conference Speakers Announced


The Academy is pleased to announce the outstanding presenters listed below have been selected to speak at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Together with these speakers, we will be Exploring the Intersections of Innovation that will advance our world into the future. The conference unites innovators and leaders from all disciplines and geographic locations to a venue where knowledge is exchanged and collaborations thrive. Register Today!


Session A: Intersection of Innovation and the Future


Dean P. Alderucci
University of ChicagoHow Artificial Intelligence Can Fundamentally Transform the Patent System and Accelerate Innovation 


Tsu-Jae King Liu
University of California, BerkeleyInnovation: Key to the Future of Moore’s Law


William L. Ditto
North Carolina State UniversityArtificial Intelligence, Chaos and Cognition


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Robert W. Heath, Jr.
The University of Texas at AustinAutomated Vehicles: The Killer Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Innovation


KEYNOTE: Ronald M. Evans
Salk Institute for Biological StudiesThe Dawn of Synthetic Physiology 

Session B: Intersection of Ideas and Entrepreneurship

Wayne Knox
University of RochesterInventing a New Way to See Clearly: Noninvasive Vision Correction with Femtosecond Lasers


Lynn Zechiedrich
Baylor College of MedicineBiophysics Meets Gene Therapy: How Exploring Supercoiling-Dependent Structural Changes in DNA Led to the Development of Minivector DNA

Session C: Intersection of Academia, Government and Industry

KEYNOTE: Gilda A. Barabino
The City College of New York
President of AIMBEReframing Innovation


John R. Nottingham
Cleveland ClinicThe 90% Invention Commercialization Solution


Nimmi  Ramanujam
Duke UniversityAccessible and Affordable Technologies for the Cancer Care Continuum in the 21st Century


KEYNOTE: Andrew H. Hirshfeld
United States Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Commissioner for PatentsNAI Fellows Keynote Address



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