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Meeting Schedule

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November 5, 2019

Day 1

7:30 - 8:00 am

Breakfast/Registration Open

8:00 - 8:15 am


Dr. Jack Pevenstein, PE, FLC-MA Regional Coordinator

8:15 - 8:45 am

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Service, NIST

8:45 - 9:45 am

Building State and Local Economic Development Bridges with Federal Labs and the Private Sector

Ms. Christy Blake, Special Projects Manager, Montgomery County (MD) Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC)

9:45 - 10:00 am


10:00 - 11:00 am

Building Organizational Bridges between the private sector, the academic community and Federal labs

Moderators: Charles (Chuck) Na, NIST/TPO, Stephen Auvil, Sr. VP, T2 & Commercialization, TEDCO


  • Rob Bectel, DOE
  • Paula Sorrell, UM Economic Growth Institute
  • Santiago Navarro, DOT

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Building Individual Bridges between individuals in both Federal labs and the Private Sector

Moderator: Dr. Jack Pevenstein, PE

  • Abba Poliakoff
  • John Fraser
  • Phil Usatine
  • Ben Solomon
  • Ron Kaese

12:00 - 1:00 pm


12:30 - 1:30 pm

What’s Going on With the FLC?

John Dement, FLC Chair

Kevin Barquinero, Program Manager

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Building T2 Career Bridges for workforce development

Moderator: Ms. Fizzie Haleem

  • Dr. Sanjay Rai, Montgomery College – (workforce development/certification)
  • Steve Ferguson, FAES/NIH Office of the Director – (tech transfer training/certification)
  • Claudia Morrell, STEM Equity Initiative – (diversity in STEM hiring)
  • Martin Rosendale, Maryland Tech Council – (tech job board)
  • Dr. Lori Conlan, NIH Post Doc Services – (post doc conference/hiring/skills preparation)

2:30 - 3:30 pm

Building Bridges Within Federal Labs Among Personnel

Dr. Robert Griesbach, USDA-ARS

November 6, 2019

Day 2

7:30 - 8:30 am


8:30 - 9:30 am

Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a tool for building T2 bridges and infrastructure

Moderator: Dr. Jack Pevenstesin, P.E.

Professor Dean Alderucci, Director, Center for AI and Patent Analysis (CAPA), Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

  • Henry Wixon, NIST Chief Counsel
  • Dr. Toby Hain, NIST Sr. Patent Counsel
  • Anne Balduzzi, TEDCO
  • Robert Charles MRDC
  • Michael Shmilovich, Patent Counsel & Licensing Manager NIH/NHLBI

9:30 - 9:45 am


9:45 - 10:45 am

Human Interest Panel

Moderator: John Emond, NASA (retired Agency Rep)

  • Dr. Robert Griesbach, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Technology Transfer, Ag Resch Svc, USDA: “Choice Batter (TM) A New Line of Food Products for People with Celiac Disease”
  • Dr. Eric L. Moore, Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center: “Solid Decontamination Blend To Neutralize Biological and Chemical Threats Such As Nerve Gas, and Anthrax Pathogens”
  • Dr. Berna Uygur, Post-Doctoral Fellow, NIH: “Accelerating Technology Transfer: Time Lag Shortening Strategies In Oncology-Based Drug Development”

10:45 - 11:15 am

Building Communication Bridges to relate importance of T2 to the “general” public

Dr. Rob Griesbach, USDA-ARS

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Jeff Galvin, CEO, AGT

12:15 - 1:00 pm

FLC-MA Awards Ceremony

Carmen Krieger, Deputy FLC-MA Regional Coordinator

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Lunch and Networking

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Attracting the private sector: How to build informal relationships with Federal labs; a prelude to more formal collaboration

  • Mr. John Fraser, Chair/Moderator
  • Dr. Rob Griesbach, ARS/USDA
  • Mojdeh Bahar, ARS/USDA
  • Rich Bendis, BioHealth Innovation

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Concurrent networking for post-doc and early career scientists, engineers and technical professionals with the private sector (as interest prevails)

Moderator: Ron Kaese, TEDCO Manager of Federal Programs

3:30 pm - onward

Ice Cream Social and Networking

Our Speakers

Some of the most experienced T2 professionals will be sharing their expertise

FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair

Senior Interagency Policy Specialist, NIST

Special Projects Manager, MCEDC

Assistant Administrator of T2, ARS

NASA (retired)

Executive Vice President, Operations & Programs, TEDCO

TEDCO Manager of Federal Programs

Deputy FLC-MA Regional Coordinator

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

President and CEO, BioHealth Innovation

CEO, American Gene Technologies

Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Service, NIST





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