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POSTPONED - LES DC event: Communicating the Value of Academic Technology Transfer
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POSTPONED - LES DC event: Communicating the Value of Academic Technology Transfer

When: Thursday, March 26th
8:00 - 9:00 am
Where: Shulman Rogers
12505 Park Potomac Ave 6th Floor
Potomac, Maryland  20854
United States
Contact: Ray Van Dyke
(202) 378-3903

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Greater Washington, D.C., LES Chapter presents:

This event is POSTPONED

Communicating the Value of Academic Technology Transfer

Expert Breakfast Presentation and Networking


Thursday, March 26, 2020
8:00 - 9:00 am


Shulman Rogers
12505 Park Potomac Ave 6th Floor
Potomac, Maryland


Going North or South on 270, exit west on Montrose (Exit 4A) and turn right on Park Potomac Avenue. Parking available


Before March 20

LES Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $20.00
Student: $5.00


After March 20

LES Member: $15.00
Non-Member: $25.00
Student: $10.00


Program Description:

Intellectual property has long played a major role in western society, and has been a part of academic research in the US from the very beginning. With the scale up of federally funded research in the 20th century, it’s importance has increased -- and skyrocketed with the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. We’ll review some history, successes, and motivation for why technology transfer is essential for academic research to achieve its full potential and maximum impact for society and the ecomomy. 




Ken Porter is the Director of UM Ventures, College Park and leads a team of dedicated professionals who serve faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland. 

Ken served most recently at Innovate Calgary as VP for IP Management and Director of Social and Clinical Innovations, and where he co-founded the Western Canadian Innovation Offices (wcio.ca). WCIO is a consortium of 46 western Canadian academic institutions that together create “Market Pull” opportunities for cross-border industry-academic research partnerships. He has led teams at the Universities of Colorado and Texas, and each team held the aim of building stronger relationships for faculty and students with industry, government, and entrepreneur communities to increase the impact of academic research.


The Washington, D.C., Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


Cancellations are non-refundable after March 20.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact Chapter Relations at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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