The 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference
Recognizing Excellence, Inspiring Innovation
November 12 - 13, 2015 • Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Learn new strategies and approaches to research as you engage with some of the world's most successful innovators at the 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference.
Built on the R&D 100 Awards’ 53-year tradition of honoring the year’s most significant technology advances, the Conference program provides you with the opportunity to elevate your level of knowledge, expertise, and tactics for innovation. It’s a unique educational opportunity where you can learn tips and techniques for increasing your productivity and improving your research outcomes. The Conference offers you:
• A high-powered educational program designed to give you real world solutions to
• Four topical and relevant course tracks that allow you to plan a Conference agenda
that suits your needs:
> R&D Strategies & Efficiencies
> Emerging Technologies & Materials
> Innovations in Robotics & Automation
> Instrumentation & Monitoring
• “…rubber meets the road” advice and approaches to help speed your concepts to reality
• Access to leading innovators who will share their secrets for development success
• Idea-sharing and networking with the top minds in research and development
Reserve your place at the educational event where the leaders of research and innovation will be at the front of the room and in the seat right next to you! Early Bird Registration discounts expire soon.
See the full Conference Agenda.
Who Should Attend the R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference?
The comprehensive R&D 100 Awards & Technology Confererence program features a wide variety of topics focusing on real-world solutions to current design challenges. Attendees will be armed with critical information and insights into the most significant advanced, emerging and disruptive technologies, materials, and management strategies expected to impact R&D operations and product development efforts in the future. Professionals responsible for overseeing and championing research and development activities for their organizations should make plans to take advantage of this high-level technical program including:
• Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
• Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
• Chief Information Officer (CIO)
• Dean of Research
• Vice President R&D/Engineering/S&T
• Senior VP R&D/Research/Technology
• R&D Manager/Director&
• General Manager Research/Technology
• Senior Scientist/Engineer/Researcher
• Principal Investigator
• Member Technical Staff (MTS)
• Head of Research/S&T
• Group Leader Research/S&T/Engineer
• Technology Entrepreneurs
Benefits of Attending
Conference attendees will network with industry leaders in emerging, disruptive technologies from world-class industrial, government, and academic R&D institutions and gain practical insights and creative practices. They can apply these innovations and strategies to their own environments to create a flexible, creative technology climate. Forward-thinking R&D trends in operations and labs, pros and cons of the newest technologies, effective steps for creating R&D advantages, among other key takeaways, will be presented by industry experts in an interactive, stimulating conference.
2015 Conference Keynotes
The R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference is pleased to announce Dean Kamen and Thom Mason as keynote speakers for the 2015 conference.
Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and advocate for science and technology. He holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents, many of them for innovative medical devices that have expanded the frontiers of health care worldwide. Dean’s research has led to a number of ground-breaking technology innovations, including the Segway® Human Transporter.
Thom Mason (B.S. in physics, Dalhousie University; Ph.D. in condensed matter sciences, McMaster University) is director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Thom joined ORNL in 1998 as Scientific Director for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project. He was named Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for SNS in 2001 and ALD for Neutron Sciences in 2006.
R&D 100 Award Videos
R&D Magazine honored Dr. Karl Deisseroth, the D. H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Univ. and a leading researcher in the growing field of optogenetics, as its 2014 Scientist of the Year.
Dr. Karl Deisseroth, Scientist of the Year
Prof. Hugh Herr was presented with R&D Magazine’s 2014 Innovator of the Year for his revolutionary work in the emerging field of biomechatronics—technology that marries human physiology with electromechanics.
Prof. Hugh Herr, Innovator of the Year