The 2016 R&D 100 Conference

The R&D 100 Conference is the pinnacle for all things R&D. #RD100Con is the place where today's top innovators in the R&D community come together to meet, greet, learn and inspire one another. The learning tracks revolve around leaders in innovation who are willing to share their knowledge with their peers. One highlight of the R&D 100 Conference is the R&D 100 Awards Ceremony. A celebration of the year's top innovations in the R&D space, dubbed the "Oscars of Invention", the R&D 100 Awards is the place where the community comes together to recognize and honor those among them who have achieved greatness in 2016.


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


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

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The complete program will be posted very shortly. Be sure to return to this site to learn more about the speakers, topics and one-of-a-kind educational experience of the R&D 100 Conference.

2016 Speakers

Stephen Shapiro
Keynote Speaker
24/7 Innovation

Rosemarie Truman
Keynote Speaker
The Center for Advancing Innovation

Steven H. Collicott
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Bradford Goldense
Goldense Group

Bill Petrow
ipCapital Group

Adam J. Bulakowski
ipCapital Group

Vicki A. Barbur
Chief Technical Officer


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

- Attendee at speaker Pannu Satinderpali's session

Good to have talks that cover R&D trends in various industries.

- Attendee at speaker Kyle Reissner's session

I learned a lot about cool progress in robotics.

- Attendee at speaker Brian O’Neil's session


Click a Track above to see available Sessions

Nov. 2, 2016, noon

Nov. 2, 2016, 1 p.m.

Nov. 2, 2016, 2 p.m.

Nov. 2, 2016, 3 p.m.

Nov. 2, 2016, 4 p.m.

Nov. 2, 2016, 6 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 7 a.m.

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

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

Nov. 3, 2016, 9:35 a.m.

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

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

Nov. 3, 2016, 11:40 a.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 1:45 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 2:45 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 4:45 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 6 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 7 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2016, 10 p.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

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

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

Nov. 4, 2016, 9:55 a.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, 11:15 a.m.

Nov. 4, 2016, 11:35 a.m.

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

Barbara Foster
The Microscopy & Imaging Place

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