The R&D 100 Conference

The R&D 100 Awards have served as the biggest innovation awards celebration for the last 55 years, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas. The R&D 100 Conference is a celebration of innovation that sprouted from the historic R&D 100 Awards, providing a full-length conference that brings learning, networking, and collaboration to the celebration.

Throughout the Conference, cross-disciplinary sessions address a variety of developments from the past year. Keynote speakers and breakout dialogues provide R&D forecasts for the coming year and create collaborative spaces for sharing ideas and networking with industry peers. The Conference culminates in an awe-inspiring night of celebration, as the year’s Award winners are announced and praised during the R&D 100 Awards dinner.

Together, the R&D 100 Awards and Conference explore every aspect of Research and Development, offering an enriching experience for R&D professionals of all levels and specialties.

Learn

Keynotes, panel discussions, and high-impact educational tracks that will allow you to tailor a program to meet your learning objectives.

Inspire

A cross-disciplinary approach, designed to highlight successful strategies and tactics in specific fields, to help inspire innovation in others.

Network

Networking opportunities abound, providing the ideal environment to connect with peers and forge new relationships within the R&D community. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2016 Speakers

Stephen Shapiro
Keynote Speaker
24/7 Innovation

Rosemarie Truman
Keynote Speaker
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Hal Hikita
BIOVIA-Dassault Systèmes

Harriet Kung
Department of Energy

Jeffrey Salmon
Department of Energy

Larry M. Sweet
Georgia Tech Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines

Linda Sapochak
National Science Foundation

Michael Meador
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Sid Nag
Gartner

Warren Grayson
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Amy Belton
Leidos, Inc., Women in Bio

Steven H. Collicott
Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Bradford Goldense
Goldense Group

Joy Goswami
University of Delaware Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships

Bill Petrow
ipCapital Group

Adam J. Bulakowski
ipCapital Group

Vicki A. Barbur
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Lillian Zarrelli Ryals
The MITRE Corporation

Mark Jones
The Dow Chemical Company

Barbara Foster
The Microscopy & Imaging Place

Josh Meyer
Jacobs Consultancy Inc.

Tim Studt
Advantage Business Media

Conference Agenda

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Nov. 2, 2016, noon - 3 p.m.

Nov. 2, 2016, 1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Nov. 2, 2016, 2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Nov. 2, 2016, 3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Nov. 2, 2016, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Nov. 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 9:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 12:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, 7:30 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, 10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, noon - 12:15 p.m.

Sponsors

Last Year's Speakers

Dean Kamen
Keynote Speaker
DEKA Research & Development Corporation, FIRST®

Thom Mason
Keynote Speaker
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dept. of Energy

Alex Peng, PhD
Material and Chemical Research Laboratories, ITRI

Babetta Marrone, PhD
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Bruce Chehroudi, PhD
Advanced Technology Consultants

David S. Bem, PhD
The Dow Chemical Company

Gene Tetreault
Unified Laboratory Management Portfolio, BIOVIA

John McLean, PhD
Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology

Lester Keizer
Business Continuity Technologies

Lonnie Love, PhD
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dept. of Energy

Santinderpall Pannu, PhD
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Stuart Henderson, PhD
Argonne National Laboratory, Dept. of Energy

Tony Holtz
Proto Labs

Vicki A. Barbur, PhD
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Highlights

The speaker was amazing and the topic seemed futuristic. It should win an R&D 100 Award! Outstanding!

- Attendee at speaker, Santinderpall Pannu, PhD's session

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