Hacking, Higgs boson and more: thank you to our speakers, members, and sponsors for a terrific 2012-2013 season of the Science & Technology Discovery Series!
The Science & Technology Discovery Series highlights exciting breakthroughs in science and technology with exclusive presentations from our state's leading researchers and technologists. The program is designed for business and community leaders who want to stay on top of important advancements being made at our innovative companies and research institutions. Speakers are experts in their fields and have included Nobel laureates and National Academy of Sciences members.
Presentations are held the second Friday of each month, September through May, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Rainier Club in downtown Seattle. The intimate setting, with approximately 60 attendees per breakfast, includes a breakfast buffet, time for networking with Puget Sound region business and community leaders, a Q&A session following the speaker's presentation, and an opportunity to meet the speaker.
Individual Memberships are $295 for the entire 9-breakfast program and are prorated as the season progresses. Membership is non-transferable, but includes 2 guest passes for the season.
Network Memberships provide the flexibility to share the experience with colleagues, clients, and friends. Network Memberships are $1,000 for the entire season and enable your company or organization to send any four people to each breakfast. Network Members also receive recognition onscreen before and after every presentation.
Stay tuned for information about our 2013-2014 season lineup and the opportunity to start your day with science and technology for breakfast. More details coming in summer 2013!
2012-2013 Season Speakers
September 14, 2012: Pablos Holman, Inventor, Intellectual Ventures
Topic: Breaking and building new technologies
October 12, 2012: Grant Norton, Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
Topic: Creating a super lithium-ion battery
November 9, 2012: Cliff Mass, weather blogger and Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
Topic: The future of weather prediction technology
December 14, 2012: John Amory, Professor of Medicine and Section Head, UW Medical Center Section of General Internal Medicine
Topic: A male birth control pill
January 11, 2013: George Dyson, historian and author of Project Orion: The Atomic Spaceship 1957-1965, Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence, and Turing's Cathedral
Topic: The creation myth of the digital universe
February 8, 2013: Steve Seitz, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
Topic: Breakthroughs in computer vision and facial recognition, and computer graphics
March 8, 2013: Richard Feely, Senior Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Topic: Ocean acidification and its impacts on our marine resources
April 12, 2013: Pat Hanrahan, Chief Scientist and Co-founder, Tableau Software; Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University; and founding employee at Pixar Animation Studios
Topic: Computer visualization and growing Tableau
May 10, 2013: Anna Goussiou, Professor of Physics, University of Washington
Topic: The discovery of the Higgs boson particle
Interested in sponsoring the Discovery Series? Engage with our audience of business, civic and government leaders as a Science & Technology Discovery Series sponsor and enjoy five flexible memberships for the season and these great benefits:
- your company logo featured on signage and onscreen at breakfast;
- company logo and link in electronic communications;
- verbal recognition at the podium during each breakfast; and
- the opportunity to introduce featured speakers.
Contact Katy Tollefson at (206) 389-7259 for more information or to reserve your Discovery Series sponsorship package today.