Food for thought: Registration is open for the 2014-2015 season of the Science & Technology Discovery Series!
The Science & Technology Discovery Series is a monthly breakfast program featuring presentations from leading researchers and innovators, as well as opportunities to engage and ask questions of them. The program is designed for community leaders who wish to stay up to speed with the most important advancements being made by top research institutions and companies. 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.
Benjamin Hall - Professor, UW Genome Sciences & Biology
How One Professor Changed Puget Sound Research
Larry Smarr - Professor, UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering
The Measured Man: A Scientist's Decade-long Research on His Own Body
Nitin Baliga - Senior Vice President, Institute for Systems Biology
The Magnificent Microbe and the Future of Biotechnology
Charles Murry - Professor, UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology
Healing the Heart: Recent Breakthroughs in Repairing Heart Muscle
Jacob Leachman - Asst. Professor, Washington State University School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
From Drone Fuel to Fusion Energy, Exploring Hydrogen’s Potential
David Montgomery - Professor, UW Earth & Space Sciences
The Lessons of Oso and Western Washington’s Geology
Chen-Ching Liu - Director, WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center
A Smarter Power Grid: The Benefits and Controversies
Susan Dumais - Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research
Strengthening the Search
With every passing year, more information becomes available online. This is creating a renaissance in human knowledge and our understanding of the world, but it also makes it more difficult to navigate and find what's pertinent. Since 1997, Susan Dumais has been studying these issues -- as well as how humans interact with computers -- as part of Microsoft Research. She will discuss new innovations around information retrieval, gaze-enhanced computer interaction, and how the growing flood of information can best work in our favor.
Lee Hood - President and Co-Founder, Institute for Systems Biology
The Healthcare of Tomorrow: Advancing Our Understanding of Ourselves
Lee Hood is advancing a new vision of medicine, in which health care is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory. As part of this mission, Hood is conducting an intensive study of 100 individuals, in which their wellness is thoroughly and regularly monitored through a battery of tests, to gauge how every lifestyle choice affects their health. If successful, there are plans to grow the study to include 100,000 individuals, making it one of the largest ever studies of its kind. Hood will share the insights the study has uncovered so far, and how it could pave the way to Healthcare 2.0.
Individual Memberships are $295 for the entire 9-breakfast program and are pro-rated as the season progresses. Membership is non-transferable and includes two individual guest passes. Online registration is open now.
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