The R&D 100 Awards & Conference

The R&D 100 Awards have served as the most prestigious innovation awards program for the past 55 years, honoring great R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. The R&D 100 Conference was launched in 2015 as an educational event that celebrates the historic R&D 100 Awards and provides a new, in-depth conference that provides unique opportunities for R&D professionals to learn, network and collaborate.

Throughout the R&D 100 Conference, cross-disciplinary sessions address a variety of important new developments. Keynote speakers and breakout dialogues provide R&D trends, case studies, and more as the conference creates collaborative spaces for sharing ideas and networking with industry peers.

Together, the R&D 100 Awards gala event and the R&D 100 Conference explore significant strides in R&D, 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. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2017 Speakers

Jeff James
Keynote Speaker
Disney Institute

Scott Kirsner
Keynote Speaker
Innovation Leader

A.N. Sreeram, PhD
The Dow Chemical Company

Ben Gibson, Sr.
SyrRoc Systems

Bradford Goldense
Goldense Group, Inc.

Daniel Lockney
NASA Headquarters

Edward Burton, RIBA
SmithGroupJJR

Erika Wagner, PhD
Blue Origin, LLC

Janeya Griffin
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

John Dement
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)

Justin Kugler
Made in Space, Inc.

Kamran Sayrafian, PhD
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Kraettli L. Epperson
Vigilant Aerospace Systems

Layton H. Smith, PhD
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Mark E. Jones, PhD
Dow Chemical

Michael J. Paulus, PhD
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Michael Roberts, PhD
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

Mohammed Yousuf
Federal Highway Administration

Nick Dougherty
PULSE@MassChallenge

Pete Rudak
Rudak Engineering

Roger Bostelman, MS
National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST)

Siobhan Malany, PhD
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Srinivas Siripurapu, PhD
General Cable Corporation

Tim Studt
Advantage Business Media

Vicki A. Barbur, PhD
The MITRE Corporation

Conference Agenda

Nov. 16, 2017

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 17, 2017

7 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

11:15 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

11:25 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

11:35 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

11:55 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

12:05 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2:40 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

2018 Submissions are Open!