1. Technology Alliance Chair Jeremy Jaech opens the 2011 Technology Institute.
2. Jeremy encourages participants to help us identify the models of success in education, research, and entrepreneurship that should be expanded or replicated in Washington State.
3. University of Washington President Michael Young lays out his vision for our state's flagship institution for the assembled business, research and policy leaders.
4. Congressman Jay Inslee (left) and Washington State University President Elson Floyd (center) exchange ideas on how to expand high-impact degree capacity in a panel discussion moderated by Jeremy Jaech (right).
5. A light-hearted moment during our higher education panel discussion, which also featured Washington State House Speaker Frank Chopp (left) and Senator Derek Kilmer.
6. Senator Kilmer (center) talks about how the innovation community can be more effective advocates for higher education alongside House Speaker Frank Chopp (left) and Congressman Jay Inslee (right).
7. Left to right: State Representative Marcie Maxwell, the late Senator Scott White, Washington State University President Elson Floyd, and Randy Hodgins, Vice President of the Office of External Affairs at University of Washington.
8. Jeff Estes (left), Manager of Science & Engineering Education and TA board member Mike Kluse, Laboratory Director at the Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, network with fellow retreat participants.
9. State Representative Phyllis Kenney (left foreground) talks with TA board member Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at University of Washington. TA Executive Director Susannah Malarkey and Lew McMurran, Vice President of Government & External Affairs at the Washington Technology Industry Association, talk shop in the background.
10. Marguerite Roza, Senior Data & Economic Advisor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shares her research on school finance to set up our K-12 education discussion.
11. State Representative Marcie Maxwell (left) and Jeff Estes of Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory talk about innovative approaches to raising student achievement during our K-12 panel.
12. Josh Garcia (left), Assistant Superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools, and James Dorsey, Executive Director of Washington MESA, share their strategies for helping students to be college and career-ready when they graduate from high school.
13. Sara Morris, President & CEO of the Alliance for Education, describes how the Our Schools Coalition helped to bring about change in the way teachers are evaluated, recognized and compensated in the Seattle Public School District.
14. Tom Caswell, Open Education Policy Associate at the State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, discusses the Open Course Library and other ways higher education is blending tradition with innovation to expand access and decrease costs for students.
15. Our panel examining blended learning and other ways technology can help school districts and higher education institutions to more effectively serve their students (left to right): Dave Szatmary, University of Washington's Vice Provost for Educational Outreach; TA board member and Institute co-chair Cheryl Vedoe, CEO of Apex Learning; Jean Floten, Chancellor of WGU Washington; and Rob Curtin, Chief Applications Officer for Microsoft U.S. Education.
16. Mike Kluse explains Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's outcome-driven approach to innovation.
17. Marc Cummings, Director of Public Affairs at Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, contributes to the discussion.
18. Our panel of Innovation Showcase company executives, who shared their experiences in commercializing new technologies with retreat participants (left to right): Mobisante CEO Sailesh Chutani; Food Chain Safety President Kevin Petersen; and Aqueduct Neurosciences CEO Tom Clement.
19. Bob Drewel (center), Executive Director of the Puget Sound Regional Council, makes a point during our program.
20. TA board member Peter van Oppen, Partner at Trilogy Partnership, moderates a panel on successful models for supporting commercialization and entrepreneurship.
21. TA board member Tom Simpson (left), Managing Partner at Northwest Venture Associates, and Kim Zentz of Innovate Washington.
22. TA Chair Jeremy Jaech (left) and Senator Derek Kilmer.
23. State Representative Glenn Anderson (left) and TA board member and Institute co-chair Ron Howell, President & CEO of Washington Research Foundation.
24. State Representative Reuven Carlyle (left) and Mobisante CEO Sailesh Chutani.
25. TA board members Sean MacLeod, President of Stratos Product Development (left) and Ed Lazowska of UW Computer Science & Engineering.
26. John Danner, Co-Founder & CEO of Rocketship Education, talks about Rocketship's innovative approach to teaching and learning and its impact on student achievement during our Tuesday evening keynote presentation.
27. Cheryl Vedoe of Apex Learning (left) onstage with Rocketship's John Danner.
28. Mike Hurd, Director of Environmental Strategy at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, talks about Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest as an example of a successful public-private partnership.
29. Senator Jim Kastama (left) and Bill McSherry, Director of State & Local Government Operations for Boeing in the Northwest, discuss the future of state economic development.
30. Representative Glenn Anderson (left) and Daniel Malarkey, Deputy Director of the Washington State Department of Commerce, offer their perspectives as members of our economic development panel.
31. Innovation Showcase Manager Liz Gruber (left) and Cheryl Vedoe.
32. Senator Jim Kastama (left) and Bryce Seidl, President & CEO of the Pacific Science Center.
33. Left to right: Ulrich Mueller, Vice President of Industry Relations & Technology Transfer at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Fred Holt, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the UW Center for Commercialization; and Brandt Redd, Senior Technology Officer-U.S. Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.