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June 25, 2011

At the Foresight Conference Today

I am at the Foresight Conference today.

I will try to liveblog but the WiFi seems very sluggish.

Hopefully that clears up

You can try sending questions to speakers by using this Twitter tag (though in-person participants get first priority): #foresight2011

Foresight conference schedule

Free webcast at ustream tv


9:00-9:15am              "Nanotech: the Next 25 Years"
Christine Peterson, President/CoFounder of Foresight
9:15-9:45am              "Commercializing Nanotechnology"
KEYNOTE: James R. Von Ehr, II, President/Founder of Zyvex Labs
9:45-10:15am             New Synthetic Methods for Development of Nanoscale Materials"
Matthew Francis, PhD, Rising star of nanotech at UC-Berkeley

10:45-11:15am            "Integrating Molecular Switches and Machines with the Everyday World"
Sir Fraser Stoddart, PhD, Head of Northwestern's Mechanostereochemistry Group
11:15-11:25am           "Introduction to Nanotech Challenges Panel"
Congressman Mike Honda, Winner of Foresight Government Prize, 2005
11:25-12:15am            PANEL — "The Scientific Challenges of Truly Transformative Nanotech"
Andrew Bleloch, (Halcyon), Matt Francis (UC-Berkeley), Sir J Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern), William Goddard (CalTech), Chris Schafmeister (Temple)

1:45-2:15pm             "From Molecular Lego to Programmable Matter"
Christian Schafmeister, PhD, Temple University, Feynman Prize for Experimental Work
2:15-2:45pm             "Molecular, Mesoscale and Macroscopic Dynamics:
Quantum Theory in Molecular Computation"
William A. Goddard, III, PhD, Director of CalTech's Materials & Process Simulation Center
2:45-3:15pm             "Molecular Robotics"
Ari Requicha, PhD, Founder of USC's Molecular Robotics Lab

3:45-4:15pm             "Single Atom Imaging of DNA Sequencing '…just look at the thing!'"
Andrew Bleloch, PhD, Head of Microscopy, Halcyon Molecular
4:15-5pm                 PANEL — "Research and Application: From Innovation to Success"
Andrew Bleloch (Halcyon), Michael Garner (ITRS), Mike Nelson (NanoInk), Robert Meagley (ONE-Nanotechnologies LLC), Thomas Theis (IBM), Sir J Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern)


SUNDAY, June 26th, 2011 — Startups, Entrepreneurship & Your Career
8:00-9:00am     REGISTRATION
9:00-9:15am     "Making New Technologies Real"
Foresight Institute
9:15-9:45am     "Beyond Silicon: Nanoscale Science and Technology at IBM"
Thomas Theis, PhD, Program Manager, New Devices and Architectures for Computing, IBM
9:45-10:15am     "Forecasts for Nanotechnology"
Paul Saffo, PhD, Managing Director of Discern Analytics
10:15-10:45am     MORNING BREAK
10:45-11:15am     "Applications of Nanomaterials to Integrated Circuit Technology"
Michael Garner, PhD, Co-Chair of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors' Emerging Research Materials
11:15-11:45am     "Reflections on a Decade of Innovation:
Nanobusinesses Delivering on the Promise of Tunable Properties"
Margaret Johns, MA, Vice-President of Bluewater Consulting
11:45 am-12:15 pm     "Mesoporous Sensors: From Explosives to Cancer"
Robert Meagley, PhD, CEO/CTO of ONE-Nanotechnologies LLC
12:15-1:45pm     BREAKOUT LUNCHEON
1:45-2:45pm     PANEL — "Funding, Development and the Valley of Death:
Transcending Entrepreneurial Challenges"
Barney Pell (Moon Express), Luke Nosek (Founders Fund, Paypal), William Andregg (Halcyon), Margaret Johns (Bluewater Consulting), Michael Garner (ITRS), Lerwen Liu (Zyvex Asia)
Moderator: Sonia Arrison (Pacific Research Institute)
2:45-3:15pm     "Evolution of a Nanotech Startup"
Mike Nelson, MA, MBA, CTO of NanoInk, Inc

3:45-4:30pm     PANEL — "Jumpstarting a Career in Nanotech: How To Make Your Move"
Christian Schafmeister (Temple), Margaret Johns (Bluewater Consulting), Mike Nelson (NanoInk), Ari Requicha (USC), Robert Meagley (ONE-Nanotechnologies LLC)
Moderator: Sonia Arrison (Pacific Research Institute)
4:30-5pm     "Mining the Moon"
KEYNOTE: Barney Pell, PhD, CoFounder/CTO of Moon Express
5:00-5:15pm     "Using What We've Learned"
Foresight Institute
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