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We are very excited to announce our AGENDA for the 12th Annual NanoBCA 2014 DC Roundtable, located in our nation’s capitol May 6-7th.  We will have over 20 speakers from the nanotechnology community.

We will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Legislative Branch and from the Executive Branch. We will be meeting with representatives from NNCO, OSTP, NSF, NIST and other agencies participating in the funding of the NNI.

NanoBCA Members – No Charge
Non-NanoBCA Members – $250

The theme of this year’s Roundtable is, “The Successes of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.”  Here is our dynamic agenda.

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

8:30-9:45am  Review of activities, Networking and Meet & Greet
K&L Gates LLP
– Board Room 9A
1601 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1600

9:45-10:00  Traveling to Dirksen Senate Office Building

10:AM-1:PM  Successes of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and the next 10 years
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Ground floor, Room 11
First and C streets NE, Washington, DC 20510 | 202-863-2334

9:55-10:00  Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBCA

10:00-10:15  Scott Rickert, Ph.D., CEO, Nanofilm; Chairman & CEO, PEN

10:15-10:30  Jess Jankowski, President & CEO, Nanophase

10:30-10:45  Ajay Malshe, Founder & EVP/Chief Technology Officer (CTO), NanoMech, Inc.

10:45-11:00  Mark D. Shaw, CEO, UltraTech International, Inc.

11:00-11:15  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

11:15-11:30  Dr. Gilberto M. (Ybet) Villacorta, Chair of the Intellectual Property Dept. of the Washington, DC Office of Foley & Lardner LLP

11:30-11:45  Anil Diwan, Ph. D., President & Chairman, NanoViricides, Inc.

11:45-12:00  Mike Patterson, CEO, Graphene Frontiers

12:00-12:15  David Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT)

12:15-12:30  William Morris, CEO/Chairman, Emerging Technologies Ventures, LLC

12:30-12:45  Gary Economo, CEO, Grafoid

12:45-1:00  Craig Bandes, CEO, Pixelligent Technologies, LLC (invited)

1:00-1:15  Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC

1:00-2:00  Lunch

2:00-3:00  Meeting at the Office of Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR)

3:00-4:00  Meeting at the Offices Science & Technology Committee


9:AM-4:PM  Foley & Lardner
3000 K Street, N.W. , Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20007-5109

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
, Executive Director, NanoBCA
Griffith Kundahl, VP Business Development & Government Relations, NRAI

9:00-9:30  Dr. Gilberto M. (Ybet) Villacorta, Chair of the Intellectual Property Dept. of the Washington, DC Office of Foley & Lardner LLP

9:30-10:00  Lloyd Whitman, Interim Director, NNCO

10:00-10:30  Fern O’Brian, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP

10:30-11:00  Dr. Altaf (Tof) Carim, Asst. Director for Nanotechnology, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

11:30-12:15  Dr. Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation

12:15-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Governor George F. Allen

1:30-2:00  Robert J. Celotta, Director, CNST, Center Office

2:00-2:30  The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21

2:30-3:00  Womble representative

3:00-3:30  Philip H. Lippel, Ph.D., Assistant Director, MIT Washington Office

3:30-4:00  TBD

When Congress is in session, the hotel rooms in Washington, DC are expensive and sell out quickly. 

We have a small room block at:

Courtyard Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
1900 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20009

$304 per night
Room block code: DC Roundtable
Cut-off date: Sunday, April 20, 2014

We are looking forward to seeing you in Washington, DC.


Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association