The Technology Institute is a biennial, invitation-only retreat that brings together leaders from Washington's technology business community, research institutions, education and government to address key public policy issues affecting our state's innovation community and economic competitiveness.
2011 Technology Institute
Participants in the 2011 Technology Institute explored the theme Models of Success: Educating and Innovating for Washington's Economic Future. Major topics addressed during the retreat include the university as an economic engine; promoting college and career readiness for all students; blending tradition and innovation in K-12 and higher education to increase access, reduce costs, and expand economic opportunity; strategies for turning research into results; and how public-private partnerships advance state economic development.
Open Education Policy Associate, WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
CEO & Co-Founder, Rocketship Education
Director of Environmental Strategy, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Laboratory Director, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Senior Data & Economic Advisor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
President, University of Washington
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2009 Technology Institute
Participants in the 2009 Institute explored the theme Washington 3.0: Learning and Leadership in the New New Economy. Featured speakers included nationally recognized education advocate Kati Haycock, president of The Education Trust; Mark Heesen, president of the National Venture Capital Association; U.S. Representative Jay Inslee; and Accelerator Corporation Chairman & CEO Carl Weissman. Through a combination of expert presentations and interactive panel discussions, participants discussed the actions Washington needs to take over the next several years in order to sustain and grow our state's innovation economy.