Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute spacer September 2004 Events Schedule
 
Tuesday, September 7 | September 8 | September 9 | September 10 | September 11

National Innovation Initiative Regional Workshop of the Council on Competitiveness

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Heffner Alumni House

Registration

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Luncheon

12:25 pm - 12:30 pm

Welcome

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

12:30 pm - 1:15pm

Introduction

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Congressional Perspective

“How National Policies can Enable Innovation”

The Honorable Michael R. McNulty

1:30 pm - 3:05 pm

Panel Discussion

“Regional Innovation Perspectives: Discovery, Invention, Commercialization”

Ms. Kelly Lovell
President, Center for Economic Growth (moderator)

Mr. Karthik Bala '97
CEO, Vicarious Visions

Mr. Frank Schmeler
Chairman & CEO, Albany International Corporation

Dr. James C. Stoffel
CTO, Director, Research & Development and Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company

3:25 pm - 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion

“Regional Innovation Perspectives: Biotechnology”

Dr. Wolf von Maltzahn
Acting Vice President of Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (moderator)

Dr. Thomas E. D’Ambra
Chairman and CEO, Albany Molecular Research, Inc.

Dr. Lawrence S. Sturman
Director, Wadsworth Center, NYS Department of Health

Dr. Frederick W. Telling
Vice President, Corporate Policy & Strategic Management, Pfizer, Inc.

6:00 pm

MapInfo Corporation
Rensselaer Technology Park

Introduction

Mr. John C. Cavalier
Chairman of the Board, MapInfo Corporation

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Reception/Dinner with Remarks

The Honorable Joseph L. Bruno
Majority Leader, NYS Senate

Wednesday, September 8

National Innovation Initiative Regional Workshop of the Council on Competitiveness

8:00 am - 8:45 am
Heffner Alumni House

Continental Breakfast

8:45 am - 10:15 am

NII Working Group Panel

“Across the Continuum:  Necessary and Enabling Factors”

Mr. Gary DiCamillo '73
President and CEO, TAC Worldwide Companies (moderator)

Mr. Chad Evans
Vice President, Research and Analysis, Council on Competitiveness

Dr. Tom Magnanti,
Dean of Engineering,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Donald Siegel
Chair of Economics Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

10:30 am - 11:15 pm

Introduction

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Keynote Address

The Honorable Charles A. Gargano
Chairman and CEO, Empire State Development Corporation (invited)

11:30 pm - 12:45 pm

Introduction

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Luncheon with Keynote Addresses

The Honorable Deborah Wince-Smith
President, Council on Competitiveness

The Honorable David A. Sampson, Ph.D.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Panel Discussion

“Regional Innovation Perspectives: Information Technology”

Mr. John C. Cavalier
Chairman of the Board, MapInfo Corporation (moderator)

Dr. John E. Kelly, III
Senior Vice President & Group Executive, Technology Group, IBM Corporation

Vice Admiral John R. Ryan
Interim President, University at Albany

Ms. Betsy Weitzman
Vice President & COO – Advanced Technology, International Sematech

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Introduction

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Keynote Address

Mr. Samuel J. Palmisano
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, IBM Corporation

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Final Remarks

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Thursday, September 9

“Biological Discoveries That Will Change the World”

8:30 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.  Rensselaer Biotechnology Symposium
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium

12:10 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Luncheon—Russell Sage Dining Hall

4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Poster Session and Reception
“Biotechnology at Rensselaer”
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Atrium

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Biotechnology Symposium Dinner (by invitation)
Russell Sage Dining Hall
Roderic I. Pettigrew ’73, Ph.D., M.D., Director, National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Speaker

8:30 p.m. “The Fly-Bottle,” a play by David Egan
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium

Friday, September 10

8:30 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.  Presidential Colloquy
“Opportunities at the Interface of Bioscience and Bioengineering”
Academy Hall Auditorium

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium and Lobby

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon (by invitation)
Heffner Alumni House Great Room and Tent

1:30 p.m. Tours of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies

6:30 p.m. Evening Extravaganza (by invitation)
Alumni Sports and Recreation Center

Saturday, September 11

8:00 a.m. September 11 Commemoration
Corner of 15th Street and Sage Avenue

9:00 a.m. Rensselaer Medalist Day (by invitation)
Houston Field House

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Campaign Communiversity Event
Alumni Sports and Recreation Center (The Armory)

8:00 p.m.   “The-Fly Bottle,” a play by David Egan
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies

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