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Poser/Composition Board Setup
7:00-8:15 AM
Registration and Light Continental Breakfast
7:00-8:15 AM
Welcome: Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation
8:30-8:50 AM, Kris Kimel, President
Welcome: Council on Postsecondary Education
8:50-9:05 AM, Bob King, President
Welcome: Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation
9:05-9:15 AM, Mahendra Jain, Executive Director
Regional Strategies: Redefining Economic Development and Public Investment in Innovation Ecosystems
9:15-10:00 AM, Thomas Guevara
** POSTER SESSION ** Odd Numbers
10:00-10:45 AM
Sneak Peek: Glycerolipids Mediate Multiple Defense Signaling...
11:00-11:15 AM, Aardra Kachroo
Sneak Peek: ...Three KSTC-Funded Biomedical-Based Start-Ups
11:15-11:30 AM, John Naber
Sneak Peek: On The Road to Understanding Cancer
11:30-11:45 AM, Ray Takigiku
Sneak Peek: ...Chasing and Taming Big Data Streams...
11:45 AM-Noon, Olfa Nasraoui
Lunch And More
Noon-1:00 PM
KIEC Concurrent Sessions: 09-05-14
1:00-5:00 PM
** POSTER SESSION ** Even Numbers
1:00-1:45 PM
Session 1A: Research Trends and Funding Opportunities at DOE BES
2:00-2:45 PM, Linda Horton and Tim Fitzsimmons
Session 1B: Not the Same 'Old' Talk - Funding...at the NIA
2:00-2:45 PM, Mahadev Murthy
Session 1C: Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers
2:00-2:45 PM, Linda Hosler
Session 2A: Doing Business with DARPA
2:45-3:30 PM, Susan Nichols
Session 2B: How Do SBIR/STTR Proposals Get Reviewed by the Study Section Panels at NIH?
2:45-3:30 PM, Eugenia Wang
Session 2C: Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers
2:45-3:30 PM, Linda Hosler
** BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDS ** and Dessert Break
3:30-3:45 Announced by Thomas Martin (CPE)
Session 3A: What Does It Take To Commercialize Your Technology?
3:45-4:45 PM, Jenny Servo
Session 3C: Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers
3:45-5:00 PM, Linda Hosler
Poster Removal
4:45-5:00 PM
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Invited Speakers Success Stories & Funding Opportunities

Robert L. King

President, Kentucky Council on PostSecondary Education

view Dr. King's presentation:
"Making Kentucky Stronger by Degrees"

Aardra Kachroo

Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky

view Dr. Kachroo's presentation:
"Glycerolipids Mediate Multiple Defense Signaling Pathways in Diverse Plants"

Susan Nichols

Program Director Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Small Business Programs Office; Twitter @DARPA

view Ms. Nichols' presentation:
"Doing Business with DARPA"

Mahadev Murthy

Program Director, Division of Aging Biology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health (NIA-NIH)

view Dr. Murthy's presentation:
"Not the Same 'Old' Talk - Funding Opportunities at the National Institute on Aging (NIA)"

Ray Takigiku

President and CEO, Bexion Pharmaceuticals

Session:
"On The Road to Understanding Cancer"

Linda Horton

Director, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division, Office of Science - Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy (DOE)

Session:
"Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences, and Engineering..."

Tim Fitzsimmons

Program Manager DOE EPSCoR, Materials Science and Engineering Division, Office of Science - Basic Energy Sciences, Department of Energy (DOE)

Session:
"...Research Trends and Funding Opportunities at DOE's Office of Science"

Thomas Guevara

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs, Economic Development Administration (EDA); Twitter @US_EDA

view Mr. Guevara's presentation:
"Regional Strategies: Redefining Economic Development and Public Investment in Innovation Ecosystems"

John Naber

Professor and Associate Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Louisville

view Dr. Naber's presentation:
"An Update on Three KSTC-Funded Biomedical-Based Start-Ups" 

Olfa Nasraoui

Professor and Endowed Chair, Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville

view Dr. Nasraoui's presentation:
"Chasing and Taming Big Data Streams..."

Eugenia Wang

Gheens Foundation Chair in Aging Research, University of Louisville / CEO, Advanced Genomic Technology

view Dr. Wang's presentation:
"How Do SBIR/STTR Proposals Get Reviewed by the Study Section Panels at NIH?"

Jenny Servo

President / Business Acceleration Manager, Dawnbreaker Inc.

view Dr. Servo's presentation:
"What Does It Take To Commercialize Your Technology?"

Linda Hosler

Public Engagement Associate, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Twitter @MeetAScientist

Workshop:
"Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers"

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Kentucky Innovation & Enterpreneurship Conference (KIEC)

KIEC logoKIEC, our Annual Kentucky Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, brings together distinguished speakers, tech-based economic development practitioners, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and students and postdoctoral fellows.

The KIEC logo reflects five research focus areas: Biosciences, Environmental and Energy Technologies, Human Health and Development, Information Technology and Communications, and Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing.

The conference focuses on growing local initiatives powered by science and engineering talent. KIEC is open to ALL faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and small businesses. KIEC is also open to the general public and anyone interested in technology-driven innovation, high-tech growth, university-business engagement, and job opportunities.

Reserve your space for a presentation at the poster* area. KIEC is a great event for exchange of scientific ideas and for everyone to have a rewarding experience.

Program highlights -- federal and regional funding opportunities, research trends, updates on commercialization of technology and technology business development,  opportunities to improve your career in and outside of academia, recognitions and prizes to best presentations, and more...

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Where To Attend Conference Location
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Location:

Galt House
140 North 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502.589.5200

The discounted hotel rate of $115 (Deluxe Single, Review Tower)and $155 (Suites) will be available for a limited time. Hotel cancellation policy allows cancellation without charges to your credit card up to "48 hours prior to the arrival date."

Make Your Hotel Reservation by calling 1-800-The-Galt, reference KIEC 2014