Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2020

Agenda: Wednesday - September 2, 2020

AUTM Essentials of Technology Transfer Part Three 11am - 12pm EDT

AUTM Essentials of Technology Transfer Part Three

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Overview

By the end of this workshop you will have touched on many of the core topics for T2 professionals. You will have gained some great advice from seasoned practitioners and will have met colleagues you can network with throughout your career.
Agenda and Speakers

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

CRADA Workshop Part Three 11am - 12pm EDT

CRADA Workshop Part Three

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Overview

As you complete this workshop, you’ll have a complete body of CRADA knowledge to share with your colleagues and prospective partners.
Agenda and Speakers

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

Networking Lunch: Meet the FLC Executive Board 12pm - 1pm EDT

Networking Lunch: Meet the FLC Executive Board

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Overview

Meet the FLC Executive Board, whose members would love to get your feedback on FLC initiatives. Don’t miss this chance to share your thoughts.

FLC National Meeting Contests 12pm - 4pm 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.

Keynote Address: Nuclear Technology: What it Takes to Go from New Idea to First Plant Deployment 1pm - 1:45pm EDT

Keynote Address: Nuclear Technology: What it Takes to Go from New Idea to First Plant Deployment

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Overview

NuScale Power has created a new kind of nuclear power plant. The NuScale concept—based on integration of components, simplification or elimination of systems, and use of passive safety features—was first proposed in 2000 and has attracted more than $900M in funding towards first plant deployment in 2026. You’ll hear about the work NuScale does in collaboration with U.S. national laboratories to commercialize new technologies, including deployment of NuScale’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) at the Idaho National Laboratory site.
Agenda and Speakers

Derick Botha, NuScale Power

Networking Break: View National Award Profiles 1:45pm- 3:15pm 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 on Monday, 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 1:45pm- 3:15pm EDT

Networking Break: FLC Partnering Meetings

Overview

Have you downloaded FLC Connect? This is your resource to access our powerful online partnering and networking tool.  Use it 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! 

Communicating Up, Down, and Across the Organization Part Three 1:45pm- 2:45pm EDT

Communicating Up, Down, and Across the Organization Part Three

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Overview

The final part of this workshop will focus on framing the message:

  • Set a clear purpose
  • Adapt to the audience and situation - reinforces day 2
  • Content understandings - visuals, anchors, data
  • Achieve and influence an emotional response
  • Assemble messages to deliver proper emphasis and meaning using verbal and nonverbal elements
  • Direct or indirect
  • Language choices, body language, vocal choices, use of audio clips
Wrap up: brief summary of all three days and look for opportunities across the organization to use those strategies.
Agenda and Speakers

Pattie Vargas, American Management Association

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 2:50pm - 3:10pm

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.

Region Updates 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Region Updates

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Overview

Discover what is happening in your region, including upcoming meetings and ongoing awards programs. You can also take this opportunity to learn what other regions have in the works. Another region’s innovative ideas could work for your region as well!
Agenda and Speakers

David Lee, Northeast Regional Co-coordinator
Jenna Dix, Midwest Regional Coordinator
David Kistin, Mid-Continent Deputy Regional Coordinator
Paige George, Southeast Regional Coordinator
Cheryl Monzon, Far West Regional Coordinator
Jack Pevenstein, Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator

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