TAMEST 2023 Annual Conference

Join Us in Houston for the 2023 Annual Conference

The conference will take place May 23–25, 2023, at The InterContinental Houston – Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Member: $150 | Member Institution: $250 | Non-Member: $500 | Protégé: $75

For questions about registration rates, visit the frequently asked questions page.

Use discount code “EARLYBIRD” to save 25% on all tickets through Friday, March 31, 2023. To add the promo code, click Register Now. On the Eventbrite page, click Get Tickets and select the ticket that applies to you. At the top, enter EARLYBIRD (not case sensitive) in the Promo Code section and click Apply. The last day to apply the discount is March 31, 2023.

About the TAMEST 2023 Annual Conference: Forward Texas—Accelerating Change

Save the date for the TAMEST 2023 Annual Conference, Forward Texas: Accelerating Change, May 23–25, 2023, at The InterContinental Houston – Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

A special opening reception will take place the evening of Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in the Morian Hall of Paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

The TAMEST 2023 Annual Conference will gather some of our most diverse and innovative researchers to examine how science and technology are leading to fundamental changes in society. The program will focus on four profound transitions already under way: CRISPR gene editing, “big” data science, renewable energy and decarbonization.

The TAMEST annual conference is open to the entire research community.

Sponsorship opportunities will be available for the conference. For more information, please contact Christine McCoy at cmccoy@austin.utexas.edu.

Speakers and Panelists

Leonela Amoasii

Leonela Amoasii, Ph.D.


Research and Development

Vertex Pharmaceutical

Geoffrey Ginsburg

Geoffrey Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Medical and Scientific Officer

All of Us Research Program

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Amy McGuire

Amy L. McGuire, J.D., Ph.D.

Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics

Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Baylor College of Medicine

Ramamoorthy Ramesh

Ramamoorthy Ramesh, Ph.D. (NAE)

Vice President for Research

Rice University

Daniel Siegwart

Daniel J. Siegwart, Ph.D.


Departments of Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dirk Smit

Dirk Smit, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist Geophysics

Shell Global

David Taylor Jr

David Taylor Jr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Molecular Biosciences

The University of Texas at Austin

Bobby Tudor

Bobby Tudor


Artemis Energy Partners


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

Distinguished Service Professor

Baylor College of Medicine

Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Lydia Kavraki

Lydia E. Kavraki, Ph.D. (NAM)

Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science

Director, Ken Kennedy Institute

Rice University

Robert Gilbert


Robert B. Gilbert, Ph.D. (NAE)

Professor and Department Chair of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Joshua Mendell


Joshua T. Mendell, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles Cameron Sprague, M.D. Chair in Medical Science

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Christian Davies

Technology Innovation:

Christian A. Davies, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist

Nature Based Solutions

Shell Projects & Technology USA

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