Food for thought: early-bird registration is open for the 2014-2015 season of the Science & Technology Discovery Series!
The Science & Technology Discovery Series is a monthly breakfast program that features presentations by 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. Presentations are held September through May, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Rainier Club in downtown Seattle. Each Discovery Series program includes a breakfast buffet, networking time, a Q&A session, and an opportunity to meet the speaker.
Mark your calendar with our 2014-2015 season dates:
September 12, 2014: Benjamin Hall, UW Genome Sciences & Biology
Topic: The story of the Hall technologies: How one professor created $250 million in technology licensing revenue for the UW
October 10, 2014: Larry Smarr, University of California San Diego
Topic: The Measured Man: How an astrophysicist turned computer scientist is changing the future of healthcare by charting every bodily function in minute detail
November 7, 2014: Nitin Baliga, Institute for Systems Biology
Topic: Strange microbes and complex diseases: different problems, one approach
Understanding the amazing impact of microbes, which have colonized not only our bodies, but every environmental niche on our planet
December 12, 2014: Charles Murry, UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology
Topic: Breakthroughs in medicine: Using stem cell therapy to regenerate damaged heart muscle
January 9, 2015: Jacob Leachman, Washington State University
Topic: Understanding the potential of hydrogen fuels: Busting myths and flying drones
February 13, 2015: David Montgomery, UW Earth & Space Sciences
Topic: Geology of Western Washington and the Oso landslide
March 13, 2015: Chen-Ching Liu, Washington State University
Topic: Technology breakthroughs for a smarter and more secure electrical grid
April 10, 2015
May 8, 2015: Lee Hood, Institute for Systems Biology
Topic: The 100K Wellness Project: Systems Biology giant Lee Hood shares the early results from the largest longitudinal study in personalized medicine ever undertaken
Individual Memberships are $295 for the entire 9-breakfast program and are prorated as the season progresses. Membership is non-transferable and includes two individual guest passes. Register online by August 29th to take advantage of our early-bird rate of $275!
Network Memberships provide the flexibility to share the experience with colleagues, clients, and friends. Network Memberships are $1,000 for the entire season and are prorated as the season progresses. A Network Membership enables your company or organization to send any four people to each breakfast, and Network Members receive recognition onscreen before and after each presentation.
Interested in sponsoring the Discovery Series? Engage with our audience of business and community leaders as a Science & Technology Discovery Series sponsor and enjoy these great benefits:
- Five fully flexible memberships for the season;
- Twenty individual guest passes;
- 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.
September 13, 2013: Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation
Topic: Design and construction of the Bullitt Center, the greenest building on the planet
October 11, 2013: John Marzluff, Professor of Wildlife Science, University of Washington
Topic: Gifts of the Crow
November 15, 2013: Julie Kientz, Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
Topic: Baby Steps system for tracking developmental progress in young children
December 13, 2013: Jim Olson, Brain Cancer Researcher, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Attending Physician, Seattle Children's Hospital
Topic: Project Violet, a new citizen science initiative to accelerate research into new anti-cancer compounds
January 10, 2014: John Wecker, President & CEO, Pacific Northwest Diabetes
Topic: The latest developments in diabetes research
February 14, 2014: Hugh Hillhouse, Rehnberg Chair Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
Topic: Printable solar cells
March 14, 2014: Uri Shumlak, Professor, William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Washington
Topic: Nuclear fusion
April 11, 2014: Patricia Kuhl, Co-director, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, University of Washington
Topic: Early language learning and infant brain development
May 9, 2014: Guy Palmer, Director, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University
Topic: The connection between global animal health and human opportunity