2017 Boulder Economic Summit

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Name: 2017 Boulder Economic Summit
Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 12:15 PM MDT
Event Description:
**Online registration has closed for the event. Walk-in registrations will be taken onsite, but you will not have a printed name tag. Thank you!**

Join us for the 2017 Boulder Economic Summit: The Innovation Imperative, the signature annual event hosted by the Boulder Economic Council.

As an epicenter of innovation and entrepreneurship, Boulder knows what it takes to innovate: a sustained commitment to scientific research, a world-class workforce, and an economic climate that rewards creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation. It is not innovation for innovation sake, but results in real solutions, products and services.  Innovation is where an idea starts, and entrepreneurship is where innovation meets the marketplace.  In the right circumstances with the right people, innovation can lead to business and entrepreneurial opportunities. As a community, we need to continue to do our part to cultivate the best ideas and enable our best minds, allowing Boulder’s innovators to change the world with great ideas, products and services.

University of Colorado Boulder
Glenn Miller Ballrooms, Aspen Room (Speaker Room and Lunch), UMC 235

Parking Information

Reserved Parking Instructions: Please Enter Campus from Broadway If you are traveling southbound please enter at Euclid Avenue
if traveling northbound enter at 18th Street. Areas shaded in green (Lot 204 Guest Parking, Wardenburg Dr, Lot 310 Guest Parking) are for guests attending the summit.
Parking attendants will be on-site 6:00am - 7:30am to direct you to the next available parking area.
Please be sure to display the Dash Flyer (click to download - must be printed and displayed on dashboard) as you enter campus so you can be quickly identified.

Click here to download Parking Map and Dash Flyer (must be displayed on dashboard)

We encourage public transport, carpooling or alternative transportation.

Program Agenda
7:30 – 7:50 Registration / Breakfast
7:50 – 12:15 Boulder Economic Summit

OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL: Epicenter of Innovation: A Boulder SWOT Assessment 

Intro Speaker and Moderator: Phil Weiser, CU Boulder

Carlotta Mast, New Hope
Brian Lewandowski, CU Boulder
Kay Henze, Zayo Group
Mike Gazarik, Ball Aerospace
Darren Dasburg, AstraZeneca

CLOSING KEYNOTE PANEL:  Boulder’s Culture of Creativity and Innovation

Moderator: Frances Draper, CU Boulder Vice Chancellor for Strategic Relations

Hosea Rosenberg, Blackbelly
Nancy Smith, Frequent Flyers
Deborah Malden, Boulder Chamber
JP O’Brien, Black Lab Sports  
Dirk Friel, Peaksware

Breakout Sessions

BREAKOUT – Boulder’s Research and Commercialization Imperative

Moderator: Dan Wittenberg, Snell and Wilmer

Joe Moctezuma, Medtronic
Scott Rayder, UCAR/NCAR
Kevin Standish, Envision Energy
Brynmor Rees, CU Boulder Tech Transfer
Kate Tallman, Somalogic

BREAKOUT – Collaboration, Connections and Cooperation

Moderator: John Tayer, Boulder Chamber 

Emilie Kintner, Galvanize Boulder
Arron Mansika, Naturally Boulder
Heather Terenzio, Techtonic Group
Scott Sternberg, CO-LABS

BREAKOUT  – CU Boulder’s Leadership in Innovation

Intro Speaker and Moderator: Terri Fiez, CU Boulder

Brad Bernthal, CU Boulder
Abby Benson, CU Boulder 
Jeffrey Nytch, CU Boulder
Sharon Matusik, CU Boulder 

BREAKOUT - The Innovation Imperative in Food and Retail 

Speaker and Moderator: John Grubb, Sterling Rice Group

Liz Myslik, Fresca Brands
Carlotta Mast, New Hope
Peter Burns, ONE Brands
Mark Retzloff, Co-founder, Horizon Organic Dairy & Alfalfa's Market

PHOTO RELEASE: By attending this event, photographs of event and individuals will be public and possibly used on future marketing for the Boulder Chamber and its associates.


Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Economic Vitality Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Engagement Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Media Sposor

University Memorial Center - University of Colorado Boulder
1669 Euclid Avenue (corner of Broadway and Euclid Avenue)
Boulder, CO 80309
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, May 25, 2017
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Contact Information:
Boulder Chamber members - $65
Non-members - $95
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