Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2020

Agenda: Monday - August 31, 2020

Welcome from Executive Director 11am - 11:10am

Welcome from Executive Director

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Overview

Paul Zielinski will kick off the 2020 National Meeting with a welcome for all attendees. Take advantage of the opportunities over the next four days to learn, engage, and network with your T2 colleagues from the comfort of your home.
Agenda and Speakers

FLC Executive Director, Paul Zielinski 

AUTM Essentials of Technology Transfer Part One 11:10am - 12:10pm

AUTM Essentials of Technology Transfer Part One

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In this workshop, which will take place Monday through Wednesday, you’ll get a brief overview of technology transfer basics. We’ll follow the lifecycle of invention disclosure, ultimately resulting in licensing to established companies and start-ups, while highlighting the differing perspectives, issues and concerns of industry, academia and government labs. There is no additional cost to attend this course, but registration is required.

Agenda and Speakers

Joseph Janda, Portland State University
Brian Shedd, University of Houston Office of Technology Transfer and Innovation

CRADA Workshop Part One 11:10am - 12:10pm

CRADA Workshop Part One

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A CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) is one of tech transfer’s most important mechanisms, and understanding them is crucial for most federal T2 professionals. This course is a one-stop shop for everything CRADA. From Monday through Wednesday, you’ll learn all about the CRADA and how it can improve your T2 outcomes. 
Agenda and Speakers

Robert L. Charles, U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command
Jason Martinez, Sandia National Laboratories

Networking Lunch Activities: Trivia Session with Dick Paul, FLC National Advisory Council 12:10pm - 1:10pm EDT

Networking Lunch Activities: Trivia Session with Dick Paul, FLC National Advisory Council

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Join us for this fun, interactive event with Dick Paul! Dick will walk through trivia questions to test your knowledge about FLC. Prizes will be awarded so brush up and come prepared! Winners will be announced during the closing session on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 2:30 p.m. EDT

Networking Lunch: Hot Topic—Inclusive Innovation with Patricia Tomczyszyn of the Minority Business Development Agency and Donna Ennis, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute 12:10pm - 1:10pm EDT

Networking Lunch: Hot Topic—Inclusive Innovation with Patricia Tomczyszyn of the Minority Business Development Agency and Donna Ennis, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

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The Inclusive Innovation Initiative is a national effort, led by the Minority Business Development Agency in coordination with the FLC, to increase the participation of minority business enterprises (MBEs) and minority-serving institutions in technology transfer.  We’ll discuss the results of the 2019 MBDA InVision Tour, a new initiative to identify minority innovators, and plans for the next InVision Tour. Join in to informally discuss the initiative and hear from your peers

Networking Lunch: View National Award Profiles 12:10pm - 2:40pm EDT

Networking Lunch: View National Award Profiles

Overview

Connect with colleagues while learning from the T2 successes of others! Visit the profiles that showcase FLC’s award-winning innovations and leaders. Don’t forget to click on the Awards tab and download the Awards Book.

Networking Lunch: FLC Partnering Meetings 12:10pm - 2:40pm EDT

Networking Lunch: View National Award Profiles

Overview

Have you downloaded FLC Connect? Use this powerful online partnering and networking tool to schedule one-on-one meetings throughout the conference. All the information you need is in the FLC Connect tab, which includes a short video to help you get started. Get connected! 

FLC National Meeting Contests 12:10pm - 4:00pm EDT

FLC National Meeting Contests

Overview

We want to see your funniest selfie, best virtual background and recognize the attendee who had the most FLC Partnering meetings during the conference. Your reward? A Starbucks gift card!  Visit the FLC Resources tab and view the FLC National Meeting Contests instructions to get going. The contest is open until 12:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 3. Winners will be announced during the National Meeting’s closing session.

Communicating Up, Down, and Across the Organization Part One 1:10pm - 2:10pm EDT

Communicating Up, Down, and Across the Organization Part One

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You’ll improve your communication skills, project confidence, credibility and trustworthiness in this hands-on workshop. We’ll cover specific tools and strategies needed to build mutual understanding and connectivity with others, regardless of your role. You’ll also discover influence strategies and learn how to critically evaluate each unique communication event.

Day 1: Putting your best foot forward

  • Exhibit a Strong sense of Confidence and External Image
  • Conquering negative self-talk
  • Visualizing yourself being successful
  • Why this gives you an advantage
  • Create and Maintain Credibility and Trust with Others
  • The links between competence, character and dynamism
  • Apply Strategies to Build and Use Rapport with Colleagues
  • Identification
  • Mirroring
  • Why YOU need to be the one to flex

*Additional fee is required.  If you did not pre-register and pay for this training session you will not be able to participate*

Agenda and Speakers

Pattie Vargas, American Management Association

Networking Break: First Timers Welcome Session with Jenna Dix, Midwest Regional Coordinator, and Paige George, Southeast Regional Coordinator 2:10pm - 2:40pm EDT

Networking Break: First Timers Welcome Session with Jenna Dix, Midwest Regional Coordinator, and Paige George, Southeast Regional Coordinator

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New to FLC? Need some help to obtain resources or connect with other members? Jenna and Paige will be available to field questions and help you make the most of your virtual National Meeting experience. 

Networking Break: View National Award Profiles 2:10pm - 2:40pm EDT

Networking Break: View National Award Profiles

Overview

Connect with colleagues while learning from the T2 successes of others! Visit the profiles that showcase FLC’s award-winning innovations and leaders. If you attended the Awards Ceremony yesterday, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the award winners that caught your attention. Don’t forget to click on the Awards tab and download the Awards book. 

Networking Break: FLC Partnering Meetings 2:10pm - 2:40pm EDT

Networking Break: FLC Partnering Meetings

Overview

Have you downloaded FLC Connect? Use this powerful online partnering and networking tool to schedule one-on-one meetings throughout the conference. All the information you need is in the FLC Connect tab, which includes a short video to help you get started. Get connected! 

Networking Break: Chair Yoga with Courtney Silverthorn, Acting Director of the Technology Partnerships Office at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), and FLC Finance Officer 2:15pm - 2:35pm EDT

Networking Break: Chair Yoga with Courtney Silverthorn, Acting Director of the Technology Partnerships Office at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), and FLC Finance Officer

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Take a mid-day break by joining your fellow T2 professionals for chair yoga – no experience, mat, or yoga pants needed. Led by Courtney, a registered and experienced yoga instructor, this 20-minute session will focus on gentle movement, breathing, and centering, all from the comfort of your chair.

Awards Recognition and Ceremony 2:40pm - 4pm EDT

Awards Recognition and Ceremony

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Don’t miss this celebration to honor outstanding T2 innovation and congratulate this year’s National Award winners. We may not be clinking our glasses, but we are honoring their accomplishments in a big way. 

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