2011 Technology Institute Agenda
Models of Success: The University as an Economic Engine
1. How do we maintain quality and expand access to higher education as we use it as a vehicle to increase economic opportunity for Washington's citizens?
2. What strategies will Washington pursue to substantially increase the production of high-impact STEM degrees?
Jeremy Jaech, Chair, Technology Alliance
Michael K. Young, President, University of Washington
- Moderator: Jeremy Jaech
- Hon. Frank Chopp, Speaker, Washington State House of Representatives
- Elson S. Floyd, President, Washington State University
- Hon. Jay Inslee, United States House of Representatives
- Hon. Derek Kilmer, Washington State Senate
- Michael K. Young
Models of Success: Promoting College & Career Readiness for All Students
1. What are the opportunities and barriers - fiscal, systemic, and policy-related - to expanding proven models for elevating STEM achievement and college readiness to more Washington students?
2. How can the state's framework for recognizing Innovation Schools promote new approaches to teaching and learning and increase student success?
Framing the Discussion
Cheryl Vedoe, CEO, Apex Learning Inc. and Co-Chair, 2011 Technology Institute
Marguerite Roza, Senior Data & Economic Advisor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Moderator: Julia Novy-Hildesley, CEO, Washington STEM
- James Dorsey, Executive Director, Washington MESA
- Jeff Estes, Manager, Science & Engineering Education, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Hon. Marcie Maxwell, Washington State House of Representatives
- Marguerite Roza
Case Study in Effective Community Engagement: Our Schools Coalition
Sara Morris, President & CEO, Alliance for Education
Models of Success: Blending Tradition & Innovation in Education
1. How can technology help districts and institutions to more effectively serve their students, and what resources and policies are needed to encourage adoption?
2. How can we use blended learning to dramatically increase access to higher education, particularly for non-traditional students?
Tom Caswell, Open Education Policy Associate, Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
- Moderator: Hon. Reuven Carlyle, Washington State House of Representatives
- Tom Caswell
- Rob Curtin, Chief Applications Officer, Microsoft U.S. Education
- Jean Floten, Chancellor, WGU Washington
- David Szatmary, Vice Provost for Educational Outreach, University of Washington
- Cheryl Vedoe
Models of Success: Turning Research into Results
1. How can an outcome-driven approach to innovation maximize our research investments, increase startups, and yield economic benefits for Washington?
2. What models of commercialization and early stage company investment should be expanded or replicated around the state?
Framing the Discussion
Ron Howell, President & CEO, Washington Research Foundation and Co-Chair, 2011 Technology Institute
Michael Kluse, Laboratory Director, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Company #1: Aqueduct Neurosciences, Inc.
Presenter: Tom Clement, CEO
Company #2: Food Chain Safety
Presenter: Kevin Petersen, President
Company #3: Mobisante
Presenter: Sailesh Chutani, CEO
- Moderator: Peter van Oppen, Partner, Trilogy Partnership
- Peter Christensen, Commercialization Manager, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Tom Clement, CEO, Cardiac Insight and Chair, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
- Greg Gottesman, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
- Kim Zentz, Innovate Washington
Models of Success: Challenging the Status Quo
1. What lessons can Washington take from Rocketship's experience in challenging existing assumptions about teaching and learning?
2. How can we build upon the Innovation Schools legislation to encourage similar models in Washington?
John Danner, Co-Founder & CEO, Rocketship Education
Models of Success: Public-Private Partnerships & Economic Development
1. What lessons did we learn from the success of Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest that can be applied to future economic development efforts?
2. How do we leverage public-private partnerships and other recent changes to the state's approach to economic development that will enable us to grow Washington's innovation economy?
Mike Hurd, Director, Environmental Strategy, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
- Moderator: Susannah Malarkey, Executive Director, Technology Alliance
- Hon. Glenn Anderson, Washington State House of Representatives
- Hon. Jim Kastama, Washington State Senate
- Daniel Malarkey, Deputy Director, Washington State Department of Commerce
- Bill McSherry, Director, State & Local Government Operations, Northwest Region, The Boeing Company
Models of Success: Key Takeaways for Washington
1. What models of success that we discovered during the retreat can be expanded or replicated to advance the drivers of Washington's innovation economy?
2. What are the action steps for our policymakers, business leaders, and education community?
Ron Howell and Cheryl Vedoe