TechConnect and National SBIR Conference Announce Keynote Speakers for Next Month's Joint Conferences in D.C.

 TechConnect and National SBIR Conference Announce Keynote Speakers for Next
                      Month's Joint Conferences in D.C.

White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of
Louisiana, Congressman Randy Hultgren of Illinois, and Assistant Secretary of
Defense for Operations Energy Sharon Burke to speak at nation's largest
innovation conference.

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Organized by TechConnect and in
support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation
commercialization initiatives, the National Innovation Summit and Showcase
(NISS) will take place May 12-16, 2013, just outside the nation's capital at
the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

The co-located National Innovation Summit, the National SBIR Conference and
the TechConnect World Conference has put together a world-class set of
innovations, speakers, partnering and acceleration programs during the four
day event in May. Program specifics include a two-day National Innovation
Showcase with hundreds of vetted breakthrough technologies, over 50 federal
funding agencies, corporate strategic interest panels, and a three-day
intensive SBIR program with representation from most every agency
commercialization office. Topping off this week of programs will be a premier
roster of innovation to commercialization keynote presenters including:

  oTodd Park, Chief Technology Officer, The White House
  oUnited States Senator Mary Landrieu, Louisiana
  oKeynote Panel The Future of American Innovation, featuring Congressman
    Randy Hultgren-Illinois, Sharon Burke- Assistant Secretary of Defense for
    Operations Energy Plans & Programs, Department of Defense; Robert
    Atkinson, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. Moderated
    by Bart Gordon, K&L Gates, Former Representative, Tennessee
  oJens Rieger, PhD, Senior Vice President, Advanced Materials and Systems
    Research - Technology Incubation,BASF SE
  oLouis Christodoulou, Director, Structures and Materials, Enterprise
    Technology Strategy, Boeing
  oAssociate Professor Omid Farokhzad, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard
    Medical School

"We are extremely proud of the stellar line-up of National innovation leaders
that will be keynoting this year in Washington DC. The National Innovation
Summit, and its co-located SBIR National Conference, are structured to
accelerate the commercialization of breakthrough technologies, and we are
privileged to have the participation of an elite set of academic, corporate,
Congressional and White House luminaries that are catalyzing American
technology development and commercialization," notes Dr.Matthew Laudon, CEO
of TechConnect.

To learn more about the National Innovation Summit, visit: 

About TechConnect (
TechConnect is a global technology outreach & development organization.
Through our innovative programs and conferences, we deliver the most promising
technologies to the world's top corporate, investment, and government
professionals. TechConnect is headquartered inAustin, Texas, with offices
inCambridge, MassachusettsandDanville, California.

About the National Innovation Summit & Showcase
TechConnect presents the National Innovation Summit & Showcase, the nation's
top innovations emerging from our federal technology funding programs. All
showcasing innovations are vetted by our industry and investment review
Committees, and all will participate the TechConnect Corporate Acceleration
and Matchmaking Programs with our participating Corporate and Investment

Media Contact:
Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect


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