Agenda

Tuesday June 23, 2009 | 8.30AM - 4.30PM

7.30 - 8.30
Registration
8.30 - 8.40
Welcome Remarks

Deborah Wince-Smith and Adam Bly

8.45 - 9.25
LANDSCAPE OF CHANGE

Two well-established voices in the landscape of American innovation will kick off the day by putting innovation in an historical perspective, and positioning the current interplay of business and science in this framework.

Wayne Clough, Smithsonian Institution
Chad Holliday, DuPont

Moderated by Deborah Wince-Smith, Council on Competitiveness

9.30 - 9.45
SHOW & TELL: DISRUPTIVE CREATIVITY

A case of paradigm bending by the fantastic trio of design, science and industry.

Neri Oxman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9.50 - 10.30
NEW FORMS OF DESIGN

How interdisciplinary innovation and the open-source culture are transforming design into a driving force for social agenda and policy-making.

Ben Fry, Seed Visualization
Claudia Kotchka, (formerly) Procter & Gamble
Julie Lasky, Change Observer

Moderated by Paola Antonelli, Museum of Modern Art

10.30 - 11.00
COFFEE BREAK
11.05 - 11.50
WATERCOOLER 3.0

Game-changing ways of bringing people and ideas together to break traditional boundaries and spark new collaborations: Case studies from government, academia and industry.

George Campbell, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Ray Orbach, (formerly) U.S. Department of Energy
Geoffrey West, Santa Fe Institute

Moderated by Gene Block, UCLA

11.55 - 12.10
SHOW & TELL: INNOVATING FOR THE LAST MILE

From technological breakthrough to adoption – how to make a socially relevant innovation survive the last mile.

Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University

12.15 - 1.00
THE PROBLEMS WE WILL SOLVE

Employing science as a lens, not just a subject matter, to create a framework for addressing financial, geopolitical and environmental challenges facing the United States and the world.

Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Dan Mote, University of Maryland
David Shaw, D.E. Shaw Research and Columbia University
E.O. Wilson, Harvard University

Moderated by Adam Bly, Seed

1.00 - 2.00
LUNCH
2.00 - 2.45
Conversations from the C-Suite

Leading-edge top-level executives give a behind-the-scenes view into the day-to-day business of innovation.

Klaus Hoehn, Deere & Company
Cory Ondrejka, EMI Music
Jim Phillips, Pinnacle Investments
Lou Anna Simon, Michigan State University

Moderated by Ray Johnson, Lockheed Martin Corporation

2.50 - 3.05
SHOW & TELL: DOING MORE WITH LESS

The winners of this year's Buckminster Fuller Challenge are working to revolutionize personal transportation with their Mobility-on-Demand system of shared, foldable, electric vehicles.

Ryan Chin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3.10 - 4.20
HOW WE WILL COMPETE

How can policy help the U.S. sustain a competitive S&T edge? A public-private dialogue about how the global economy is affecting the practice of government, business and science, and the new intersections between the three.

Moderated by TBD

4.20 - 4.30
CLOSING REMARKS

Deborah Wince-Smith and Adam Bly

All sessions subject to change or cancellation.