2020 Annual Conference: Innovating Texas

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The TAMEST 2020 Annual Conference: Innovating Texas will explore how basic research leads to new technologies, products and companies and showcase avenues to commercialization for researchers across an array of disciplines. The program will feature success stories from some of Texas’ greatest entrepreneurs and inventors and look at astounding research and technology developments happening now that will impact our lives and economy in the future.

Join us as we gather to celebrate, critique and catalyze innovation and commercialization of research in Texas. The TAMEST Annual Conference is open to all in the research community.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:30–9:00 PM

Opening Reception at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Remarks by General John M. Murray, Commander, Army Futures Command; Celebration of Nobel Prize Recipient John Goodenough; TAMEST welcomes new members; Kay Bailey Hutchison Distinguished Service Award


Wednesday, January 8, 2020
8:00 AM–9:00 PM

Conference Breakfast and Protégé Breakfast

Morning Session I: Celebrating Innovation in Texas

Speakers:

  • J. Todd Mitchell, President, Two Seven Ventures
  • Scott D. Sheffield, President and CEO, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Peter WT Pisters, M.D., President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • John L. Anderson, Ph.D., President, National Academy of Engineering, and Vice Chair, National Research Council
  • Richard K. Templeton, Chairman, President and CEO, Texas Instruments
Morning Session II: Critiquing Commercialization and Innovation

Panel: Commercialization

  • Moderator: Adam L. Hamilton, P.E., President and CEO, Southwest Research Institute
  • Rafael L. Bras, Sc.D., Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mike Maples Jr., Partner, Floodgate
  • Eric Olson, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Katie Rae, CEO and Managing Partner, The Engine
Lunch Session: Critiquing Commercialization and Innovation

Panel: Venture Capital

  • Moderator: Andrew Strong, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Jim Breyer, Founder and CEO, Breyer Capital
  • Clay Heighten, M.D., Co-founder and Partner, GPG Ventures, Caddis Partners, Health Wildcatters
  • Kerry Rupp, General Partner, True Wealth Ventures

Break and Innovating Texas Poster Challenge Viewing

Afternoon Session I: Critiquing Commercialization and Innovation

Panel: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

  • Moderator: Tom Kowalski, President and CEO, Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute
  • Keith Argenbright, M.D., Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Livia Schiavinato Eberlin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Cindy R. WalkerPeach, Ph.D., Chief Product Development Officer, Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Afternoon Session II: 2020 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards Recipient Presentations
Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards Ceremony and Dinner

Thursday, January 9, 2020
8:00 AM–2:00 PM

Breakfast Session: Catalyzing Innovation in Texas
  • Mamie Jones, Sr. Vice President of Product Development, Intuit ProConnect Group
Morning Session: Catalyzing Innovation in Texas

Speaker:

  • Andrea Belz, Ph.D., Division Director, Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation

Innovating Texas Poster Challenge: Finalist Presentations

Panel: Texas Nobel Laureates

  • Moderator: Huda Zoghbi, M.D., Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Nobel Laureate Michael S. Brown, M.D., Regental Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Nobel Laureate Joseph L. Goldstein, M.D., Professor and Chairman, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Speaker:

  • Matt McMahon, Director, SEED Office (Small business Education and Entrepreneurial Development), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Lunch

Innovating Texas Poster Challenge Winners Announced

Afternoon Session: Catalyzing Innovation in Texas

Speakers:

  • The Honorable Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • H. Ross Perot Jr., Chairman, The Perot Group
  • Tom Luce, Board Chairman, Texas 2036

Speakers

Andrei Iancu

The Honorable Andrei Iancu

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Mamie Jones

Mamie Jones

Sr. Vice President of Product Development
Intuit ProConnect Group
Ross Perot Jr.

H. Ross Perot Jr.

Chairman
The Perot Group
Peter Pisters

Peter WT Pisters, M.D.

President
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kerry Rupp

Kerry Rupp

General Partner
True Wealth Ventures

Scott Sheffield

Scott D. Sheffield

President and CEO
Pioneer Natural Resources

Richard Templeton

Richard K. Templeton

Chairman, President and CEO
Texas Instruments

Huda Y. Zoghbi

Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D. (NAM, NAS)

Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Hotel Information

Fairmont Dallas Hotel: TAMEST 2020 Annual Conference

Hotel

Fairmont Dallas
1717 N Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201

Reservations

Book your hotel room online at the Fairmont Dallas by December 16, 2019, to receive the discounted group rate of $169/night (based on availability). To make reservations by phone, call (866) 540-4427 and reference “TAMEST.”

Innovating Texas Poster Challenge

A statewide poster challenge will take place on during the TAMEST 2020 Annual Conference at the Fairmont Dallas hotel. The Innovating Texas Poster Challenge is for those who are involved in an innovative project working to create a product or technology that is being pursued commercially and has potential for positive impact. Posters will be available for viewing on January 8, and selected finalists will be presenting their innovations to conference attendees on January 9 during the general session. Note: the deadline for poster submissions has passed.

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TAMEST 2020 Annual Conference Poster Challenge

Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 TAMEST Annual Conference Become a Sponsor

Learn more about becoming a sponsor of the TAMEST 2020 Annual Conference. A variety of sponsorship levels are available, and all include marketing benefits and networking opportunities.

Download the conference invitation and sponsorship levels listing.

For questions about sponsorships, contact Christine McCoy, assistant director, at (512) 471-3979 or by email. Or, contact Cindy Kralis, event program manager, at (512) 232-8495 or by email.

Program Chair and Committee

Bob Metcalfe at TAMEST 2020 Annual Conference: Innovating Texas

Bob Metcalfe, Ph.D. (NAE)

Program Chair

Professor of Innovation, Cockrell School of Engineering

Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise

The University of Texas at Austin

Program Committee Members

  • Claire Aldridge, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Commercialization and Business Development, Office of Institutional Advancement, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • David E. Daniel, Ph.D. (NAE), President Emeritus, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • M. Cynthia Hipwell, Ph.D. (NAE), Texas A&M University
  • Larry Peterson, Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities
  • Ann Beal Salamone (NAE), Rochal Industries LLC
  • Honorary Chair: The Honorable Gordon R. England (NAE), TAMEST 2019 Past President

Sponsors

Platinum

Diamond

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Texas A&M University Logo
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Gold

Bell Logo
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Rice University Logo
University of North Texas Logo
Southwest Research Institute Logo
The University of Texas at Austin Logo

Silver

Leonardo DRS Logo
University of Houston Division of Research Logo
Winstead PC Logo
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Logo
The University of Texas at Arlington Logo
O'Donnell Foundation
UT Health San Antonio Logo
The Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation Logo
The University of Texas at San Antonio Logo

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