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Rocky Mountain SBIR Conference
May 8, 9, & 10, 2007
         
         
         
SBIR Pre-Conference Workshops            
Monday, May 7, 2007 ($95.00)          
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open:          
8:30am – 4:30pm Phase I proposal preparation, Jim & Gail Greenwood (8 Hrs.) (box lunch provided)
8:30am – 4:30pm Designing Businesses to be Successful, Russ Farmer (8 hrs.) (box lunch provided)
                   
Conference Officially Begins
Tuesday, May 8, 2007              
7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open:          
Continuous networking and one-on-one meetings with SBIR Program Managers and Strategic Partners
7:00 – 8:00 Continental BreakfastLight breakfast (rolls, juice, and coffee, etc)
8:00 – 8:30 Conference introduction – What to expect from the conference and how to get the most from the conference, Russ Farmer   
8:30 – 12:00 Six SBIR Program Manager presentations 25 min. sessions, Gene Watson, Moderator, Mark Henry, Intoduction to the SBIR Programs   
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and keynote speaker,  Terry Bibbens (Importance of SBIR reauthorization)
2:00 – 4:30 Final SBIR Program Manager presentations, Gene Watson, Moderator  
4:30 – 6:00 Networking cocktail reception before dinner 
6:00 – 8:00 Dinner with success story panel focused on internal activities for successful commercialization, Cliff Brown, ADA Technologies, Carl Gibson, Ekips Technologies
                   
Wednesday, May 9, 2007             
7:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open:
Continuous networking and one-on-one meetings with SBIR Program Managers and Strategic Partners
7:00 – 8:00 Light breakfast (rolls, juice, and coffee, etc)
8:30 – 10:45 Three Parallel Tracks:            
8:30 – 9:30   Track 1: SBIR IP & IP Strategy, Doug Swartz, Sheridan Ross
  Track 2:  Licensing Technology, Jason Haislmaier, Holme Roberts & Owen
9:45 –10:45   Track 1: Technology Marketing, Chris Wasden, Simplexity MD
  Track 2: SBIR Data Rights, Corey Sanchez, McKenna Long & Aldridge
11:00 – 12:00 Combined Track: DoD CPP Program, Carol Van Wyk
8:30am – 12:00pm Track 3: NIH e-Submission Hands-On Workshop (requires a laptop extra cost of $25)
12:00 – 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker :

12:30– 1:30 Examining how effective use of SBIR-STTR builds value, Ann Eskesen
1:45 – 5:00 Three Parallel Tracks:
1:45 – 2:40   Track 1:   Non-government funding, Terry Bibbens, Moderator, Brian Wallace, VC, Larry Fenster, Angel, Cindy Grove, Banker
  Track 2:  Positioning technology for commercialization, Nick Knowlton, ADA, Jeff Bond, Manufacturing Technology
2:55 - 3:50   Track 1: Non-SBIR Government Funding, ATP, BAA's, NAsA funding, Russ Farmer, Congressional Plus-ups, Jeff Bond, Procurement Tech Assistance, Rick Horn, NIH funding, Jo Anne Goodnight
  Track 2: Licensing & Teaming with Universities and Federal Labs, Susan Sprake, Moderator/Presenter, Marty Murphy, NREL, David Allen, CU TTO
4:05 - 5:00   Track 1: Structuring Deals with Strategic Partners, Paul Grimmer, Eltron Research
  Track 2: Government Contractor Accounting Requirements, Laurie Wilson, Russ Farmer, PBC inc.
1:45 – 5:00 Track 3: NIH e-Submission Demonstrations--Two Sessions
5:00-7:00 Networking reception:  Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres
                   
Thursday, May 10, 2007             
7:30-8:00 Light breakfast (rolls, juice, and coffee, etc)
8:00 – 11:30 Single Track            
8:00 – 9:00 What small businesses look for in strategic partners, Bob Viola, Square One Systems Design
9:15 – 10:15 Spin-off commercialization companies, Mohan Misra, ITN Energies
10:30–11:30 What large companies look for in SBIR strategic partners, Steve varlese, Ball Aerospace
Conference Officially Concluded
                   
SBIR Post-Conference Workshops           
Thursday, May 10, 2007  ($65.00)        
12:00 – 12:30 Box lunch for Post Conference Workshops
12:30 – 4:30 Phase II Proposal preparation (box lunch included) Jim & Gail Greenwood
12:30 – 4:30 Accounting, Budgeting and Contracting (ABCs) With the Government (box lunch included) Russ Farmer
12:30 – 3:00 2-Cents Session, Ann Eskesen (Invitation only)