Lead in Nanotech?
Evening with Congressman Mike Honda, Ex-NASA Ames Administrator
Scott Hubbard, and other Thought Leaders
March 22, 2006
Time: Hors d'oeuvres and networking at 6:00 PM, program
starts at 7:00 PM
Cost: $10 fee to cover expenses
Location: NASA Ames
Research Center, building 943. Note that this building
is outside NASA's main entrance gate.
California has been consistently ranked as the leading
state in nanotechnology R&D in the US. However, this position
is by no means assured. Other states, like Massachusetts, New
Mexico, New York, Michigan, and Texas are close behind California
in rankings by Small Times and other publications. They are aggressively
positioning themselves as the future centers of nanotechnology
innovation and commercialization in the US.
The question that we will address is: What is California doing
to assure its leadership in nanotechnology over the coming years?
This question is particularly poignant as Silicon Valley looks
for the next wave of technologies to succeed semiconductors, biotech
and software as economic drivers for the region.
Join us for an evening of insight on California's role in the
future of nanotech with a distinguished panel of thought leaders
including: Congressman Mike Honda, Ex-NASA Ames Administrator
Scott Hubbard, UC Berkeley Special Assistant to the Chancellor,
Tom Kalil, and the president of the Foresight Institute, Christine
Congressman Mike Honda and State Controller Steve Westly commissioned
the Blue Ribbon Task Force for Nanotechnology in 2005 to develop
a strategy to maintain California's leadership. Ex-NASA Ames Administrator,
Scott Hubbard, who led this task force, will share the results
of the year-long study with us. Additionally, copies of the task
force final recommendation white paper will be made available
to all attendees.
Following Scott's talk we will have three speakers discussing
their specific initiatives. Tom Kalil on the California Innovation
Initiative. Christine Peterson on the Foresight/Battelle Nanotech
Roadmap, and finally, Congressman Honda will discuss the new nanotech
legislation that he is working on.
Scott Hubbard, Ex-NASA Ames
Tom Kalil, UC Berkeley
Special Assistant to the Chancellor
Christine Peterson, President of the Foresight Institute