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7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker
Welcome Remarks, Eileen O'Connor, LaunchFuel
Introduction to Keynote Speaker, Mark Frantz, Master of Ceremonies, Carlyle Venture Partners
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles E. McQueary, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Meet the Technology Transfer Players - Session I
James Bohland, Virginia Tech
Gerard Eldering, The MITRE Corporation
Pat Harsche, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Tim McNulty, Carnegie Mellon University
Martin Fairclough, The Patuxent Partnership
S. Garry Miller, Pennsylvania State University
Brian Darmody, University of Maryland

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Panel I: Early Stage Company CEO Perspectives: Commercialization Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Greg Giammittorio, Shaw Pittman LLP
Rance Cleaveland, Reactive Systems
Phillip Gollucci, National Security Agency
Chris Lankford, Eye Response Technologies
Mike Willmore, PosID

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Panel II: Technology Assessment and IP Considerations: Perspectives from Both the Licensor and Licensee
Moderator: Erich E. Veitenheimer, Morgan Lewis
Dick Bloomquist, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Steve Ferguson, National Institutes of Health
Michelle Marks, Shaw Pittman LLP
Gregory Sullivan, Deloitte & Touche
Henry Wixon, Hale and Dorr LLP

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Luncheon with Address by Dr. John Holaday, Co-founder of EntreMed and Chairman of the Maryland BioAlliance

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Commercialization Case Studies: ObjectVideo and System Detection
Moderator: Scott Townsend, Hale and Dorr LLP
Jack Biddle, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Clara Conti, ObjectVideo
Harvey Weiss, System Detection

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel III: Funding Options for Technology Transfer Ventures
Moderator: Gene Riechers, Valhalla Partners
Jack Biddle, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Cathy Cotell, In-Q-Tel
Steve Fritz, Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
Steve Walker, Walker Ventures

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM


3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Meet the Technology Transfer Players, Session II - Federal Laboratories
Phyllis Cephas, National Security Agency (NSA)
Ritchie Coryell, National Science Foundation (NSF)
J. Scott Dieter, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Terry Lynch, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Duncan McIvers, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Alan Rudolf, DARPA

5:00PM - 6:15 PM

Cocktail Reception



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