2017 Boulder Economic Summit
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
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.
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 – 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.