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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Opening Keynote: Wim Sweldens   - Available at 2:15 pm

A past TR100/35 recipient, Sweldens leads Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, the business incubator and investment part of Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs. In this role, he oversees internal, joint, and external ventures.

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Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session A
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Innovation = Invention + Commercialization   - Available at 3:45 pm

It usually takes an entrepreneur, working with the inventor, to bring novel technology from the cool comfort of the laboratory to the cruel crucible of the marketplace. The entrepreneur/intrapreneur is an important part of the equation in successfully guiding an innovation from the lab to the marketplace.

Presented by: Kenneth P. Morse, Founding Managing Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center; Chair, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Competitiveness, Delft University of Technology; Chairman, Entrepreneurship Ventures.

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Breakout Session B
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm: IP/Tech Transfer   - Available at 3:45 pm

Is a recession the best time to start a company? How do I make my product attractive in a world of limited IP?  How do I license myself to a big company? This session will explore solutions to common challenges in technology transfer and provide guidance to streamline the commercialization process.

Moderator: Leon Sandler, Executive Director, MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
Panelists: Catherine Oyler, Senior Director of Emerging Technologies, Johnson & Johnson; Jack Turner, Associate Director, MIT Technology Licensing Office.

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Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session A
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Pitch and Funding   - Available at 5:15 pm

Turbulent economic times can offer entrepreneurs the greatest obstacles as well as the greatest opportunities.  How do you wrap your idea up to be attractive to investors? How do you raise money in a down economy? This session will help entrepreneurs optimize their pitch for funding and offer practical advice for technology startups.

Moderator: Simeon Simeonov, Founder, FastIgnite

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Breakout Session B
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm: I-Teams   - Available at 5:15 pm

i-Teams brings together motivated graduate students to work collaboratively with course faculty, researchers in MIT labs and advisors from the local business and venture community. i-Teams projects focus on assessing the commercial feasibility of scientific and engineering breakthroughs (in both economic and social terms).  Join the i-Teams to learn how cutting-edge MIT inventions are guided from the lab to the marketplace.

Presented by: Luis Pérez-Breva, Research Scientist, MIT; Lecturer, MIT School of Management 
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5:15 pm - 6:00 pm: Closing Keynote: Robert Langer   - Available at 6:15 pm

Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Medical Technology.
Named one of the 100 most important people in America in 2001, Langer is the most cited engineer in history. Dr. Langer will examine a series of case studies in terms of the process and excitement of discovery, initial resistance by the scientific community to the discovery in some cases, the way very broad patents were received, how the technologies were transferred to companies, and the way they have been or are trying to be commercialized.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

8:30 am - 8:45 am: Opening Remarks: Susan Hockfield   - Available at 9:00 am

Susan Hockfield, President, MIT

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8:45 am - 9:25 am: Keynote: Ben Verwaayen   - Available at 9:40 am

Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent

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9:25 am - 9:35 am: 2009 TR35 elevator pitches - 1   - Available at 9:50 am

Each year, the editors of Technology Review honor the TR35, a set of 35 young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting.  Listen to the 2009 TR35 honorees describe their revolutionary and inspiring work – in 90 seconds or less!

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9:35 am - 10:45 am: Preview Sessions - 1   - Available at 11:00 am

Short demonstrations of powerful emerging technologies – straight from the innovators themselves.
Chris Blizzard, Evangelism Director, Mozilla
Ronald Dixon, Medical Director at Massachusetts General Hospital;
Director, Virtual Practice Project, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Joseph Kim,
CEO & Director, Inovio Biomedical Corporation;
Chairman, VGX International Inc.
Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO, OnLive

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11:00 am - 11:40 am: Keynote: Bill Moggridge   - Available at 11:55 am

Expanding Contexts for Design in a Connected World
You can design for people at a personal level, for environments at an architectural scale, and for sustainability for the whole planet. All of these contexts are expanding in our increasingly connected world, offering new challenges and opportunities for design. Bill will show examples to illustrate these changes.

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11:40 am - 11:50 am: 2009 TR35 elevator pitches - 2   - Available at 12:05 pm

Each year, the editors of Technology Review honor the TR35, a set of 35 young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting.  Listen to the 2009 TR35 honorees describe their revolutionary and inspiring work – in 90 seconds or less!

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11:50 am - 12:15 pm : Fireside Chat: Mike Schroepfer   - Available at 12:30 pm

Jason Pontin with Mike Schroepfer, Vice President of Engineering, Facebook

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12:15 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch Keynote: Michael Idelchik   - Available at 1:45 pm

Lunch Keynote:
Michael Idelchik, VP, Advanced Technologies, GE
Dr. Idelchik will discuss how the growth in renewables and the push for higher efficiency are redefining the energy sector. He will highlight key technology initiatives GE is pursuing around these two important trends and the impact new breakthroughs will have in creating new business opportunities and addressing key environmental challenges.

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Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session A
1:30 pm - 2:40 pm: Augmenting Reality   - Available at 2:55 pm

As more and more computing power and sensors are packed into mobile phones, developers have begun to realize the potential of augmented reality, the merger of virtual information with images and data from the real world. Already, users can overlay information about landmarks and businesses on live images on their phone’s screens. But can such technologies provide more information than a phone equipped with a Web browser? And are there uses beyond travel and entertainment?

Moderator: Stephen Cass, Senior Editor, Special Projects, Technology Review
Panelists: Steven Feiner, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University; Alexander Ingelsboeck, CEO, Mobilizy; Pattie Maes, Associate Professor, Program of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT; Ville-Veikko Mattila, Research Manager, Nokia Research Center

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Breakout Session B
1:30 pm - 2:40 pm: Greening IT   - Available at 2:55 pm

Data centers are a significant and growing part of any discussion on energy issues: by 2011, they are projected to consume 3 percent of all electricity produced in the United States. With operational budgets under pressure, environmental concerns escalating, and energy prices increasing, equipment makers and consumers are placing new emphasis on improving the energy efficiency of server farms. Leaders in the effort to make IT greener discuss the problem, as well as solutions both immediate and future.

Moderator: Will Knight, Online Managing Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: Kenneth G. Brill, Founder and Executive Director, The Uptime Institute; Jon Hass, Director of Eco-Technologies, Intel; Jonathan Koomey, Project Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Chris Malone, Thermal Technologies Architect, Google; Scott Noteboom, Director of Data Center Operations, Yahoo.

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Breakout Session C
1:30 pm - 2:40 pm: TR35: Biotechnology and Medicine   - Available at 2:55 pm

A panel of past and present TR35/TR100 honorees discusses advances in biotechnology and medicine.

Moderator: Emily Singer, Senior Editor, Biomedicine, Technology Review
Panelists: Utkan Demirci, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School; Michelle Khine, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department ,University of California Irvine; Jose Gomez Marquez, Program Director, MIT’s Innovations in International Health initiative; Shetal Shah, Assistant Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Stonybrook University Hospital.

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Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session A
3:00 pm - 4:10 pm: Ultimate Energy Storage   - Available at 4:25 pm

Effectively integrating renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power into the electrical grid will require better large-scale energy-storage devices. The ultimate energy-storage device will combine the capacity of batteries with the power of capacitors and will be the linchpin of the green grid. Experts at the forefront of the materials and nano research that’s aimed at building these devices explain why making batteries more like capacitors, and vice versa, is crucial to our energy future.

Moderator: Kevin Bullis, Energy Editor, Technology Review
Panelists:  Imre Gyuk, Program Manager, Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy; Dan Rastler, Director Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources, Electric Power Research Institute; Donald R. Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Joel Schindall, Associate Director, Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Breakout Session B
3:00 pm - 4:10 pm: TR35: IT   - Available at 4:25 pm

A panel of past and present TR35/TR100 honorees discusses advances in communications and information technology.

Moderator: Erica Naone, Assistant Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: Adam Dunkels, Experimental Computer Scientist, Swedish Institute of Computer Science; Kevin Fu, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Yael Maguire, CTO and Owner, Thing Magic; Pranav Mistry, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, MIT.

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Breakout Session C
3:00 pm - 4:10 pm: Serious Games, Solid Standards   - Available at 4:25 pm

Serious Games, Solid Standards
Presented by IEEE Standards Association

Game and simulation technologies are playing an increasing role in training and learning in commercial, military, and academic settings. Broad interoperability is essential to realizing the potential of these tools, yet games are often still developed as software entities unto themselves. What standards are crucial for the widespread adoption of these transformative tools? What barriers to development and adoption exist that standards might eliminate?

Moderator: John Harauz, Independent Consultant and Vice President, Computer Society Standards Activities
Panelists: Jay Iorio, Technical Advisor, IEEE Standards Association; Sandra L. Kearney, Volunteer President, e426.org; Kyle Nikolich, Technical Activities Design Specialist, IEEE.

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4:20 pm - 5:00 pm: TR35 Awards   - Available at 5:15 pm

A celebration of Technology Review’s award-winning young innovators, all under 35 years old, who exemplify innovation in business and technology. Their work--spanning medicine, computing, communications, electronics, nanotechnology, and more--is changing our world.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

8:30 am - 9:50 am: Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy   - Available at 10:05 am

This keynote panel will explore the immense challenge of commercializing new energy sources and environmentally cleaner technologies. The panel will examine how large corporations, venture-back startups, and the federal government can best collaborate to make this happen. Each group will play a vital role in our energy future. We will hear perspectives from the DOE's chief financial officer, a leading clean-tech venture capitalist, and two research directors on how they can work together to reinvent our sources of energy.

Moderator: Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher, Technology Review
Panelists: Uma Chowdhry,
Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Technology Officer, DuPont; David Eyton, Group Head of Research and Technology, BP; Steve Isakowitz, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy; Jim Matheson, General Partner, Flagship Ventures.

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9:50 am - 10:05 am: 2009 TR35 elevator pitches - 3   - Available at 10:20 am

Each year, the editors of Technology Review honor the TR35, a set of 35 young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting.  Listen to the 2009 TR35 honorees describe their revolutionary and inspiring work – in 90 seconds or less!

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10:05 am - 11:20 am: Preview Sessions - 2   - Available at 11:35 am

Short demonstrations of powerful emerging technologies– straight from the innovators themselves.
Daniel G. Nocera, Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, MIT
U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (invited)
Anthony J. Sinskey, Professor of Microbiology and Health Sciences and Technology, MIT

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11:35 am - 11:50 am: 2009 TR35 elevator pitches - 4   - Available at 12:05 pm

Each year, the editors of Technology Review honor the TR35, a set of 35 young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting.  Listen to the 2009 TR35 honorees describe their revolutionary and inspiring work – in 90 seconds or less!

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11:50 am - 12:30 pm: Keynote: Victoria Hale   - Available at 12:45 pm

Victoria Hale, Founder, Institute for OneWorld Health

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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch Keynote: George Sullivan   - Available at 2:15 pm

George Sullivan, CTO, Me4Sure
Presented by Me4Sure
Sullivan will discuss how to close the biometric authentication and access control loop for both traditional and cloud computing. How do you achieve Non-Repudiation securely and on "the cheaper side"? How do you leverage common infrastructure, inexpensive new biometric electronics, and groundbreaking software?

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Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session A
2:00 pm - 3:10 pm: The Energy Agenda   - Available at 3:25 pm

The U.S. Congress is finally considering a bill designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by putting a price on carbon. But could a carbon market raise energy prices and slow the economy without doing much to change carbon emissions? Will we need to add other measures, such as renewable energy standards, to stimulate the research and development required for long-term solutions? It’s time to move beyond vague policy proclamations and ask economists and technologists how to get the specifics right.

Moderator: Kevin Bullis, Energy Editor, Technology Review
Panelists. Alex Kinnier, Partner, Khosla Ventures; Richard Schmalensee, Howard W. Johnson Professor of Economics and Management, MIT; Director, MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research; Ken Zweibel, Director, GW Solar Institute, George Washington University. Henry Lee, Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

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Breakout Session B
2:00 pm - 3:10 pm: TR35: Nanotechnology and Materials   - Available at 3:25 pm

A panel of past and present TR35/TR100 honorees discusses advances in nanotechnology.

Moderator:  David Talbot, Technology Review
Panelists: James Carey, Principal Scientist & Co-Founder, SiOnyx; Ranjan Dash, Chief Technology Officer, Y-Carbon Inc.; Ali Javey, Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley; Cyrus Wadia, Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Breakout Session C
2:00 pm - 3:10 pm: Coloring the Future of E-Readers   - Available at 3:25 pm

Amazon’s Kindle e-reader and wireless delivery network have converted readers and critics alike into e-book believers. At the same time, new distribution modes hold increasing appeal for struggling publishers. But many believe that engineers must find affordable ways to bring color and video to these easy-on-the-eyes readers before they can truly supplant print or the Web. Display companies are using technologies from color filters to photonic crystals to build prototypes of color video displays. Which will win the race to turn lab novelty into reliable products?

Moderator: Erica Naone, Assistant Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: Andre Arsenault, Chief Technology Officer, Opalux; Jim Cathey, Vice President of Business Development, Qualcomm; Asad Khan, Chief Technology Officer, Kent Displays; Lawrence Schwartz, Product Director, E Ink; David Weir, Journalist, BNET.

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Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session A
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm: The Future of Data Storage   - Available at 4:55 pm

Magnetic disk capacity has grown exponentially over the past 20 years, shaping personal computing, the development of the Internet, and the evolution of personal electronics. Consumers now continually demand more storage at a lower price per bit—but magnetic storage will hit fundamental physical limits within the next five years. When engineers can no longer decrease the size or cost of hard drives, what technologies will take their place in our laptops and data centers in 10 years.

Moderator: Stephen Cass, Senior Editor, Special Projects, Technology Review
Panelists: Ed Doller, Chief Technology Officer, Numonyx; Saied Tehrani, Chief Operating officer, Everspin Technologies

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Breakout Session B
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm: Mastering Memory   - Available at 4:55 pm

The search for drugs to treat Alzheimer’s and other dementias has been slow and difficult. But recent research has shown that epigenetic processes—heritable changes that do not alter the sequence of DNA—play a huge role in memory and brain development. In mouse studies, drugs directed at such processes have enhanced animals’ short- and long-term memory and even allowed them to recall lost memories. Scientists plan to begin testing some drugs in humans within a year, and the hunt for new drugs continues.

Moderator: Emily Singer, Senior Editor, Biomedicine, Technology Review
Panelists: Michael Ahlijanian, Vice President, Research, EnVivo Pharmaceuticals; Karim Nader, Associate Professor, McGill University; Joe Tsien, Professor, Medical School of Georgia.

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