2018 Program

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8:00AM      Registration Opens (Regency Foyer)
*Breakfast in the Ralston Room until 9:00AM

9:30AM      Welcome Remarks by James A. Jefferies, IEEE President, and Master of Ceremonies,  Brent Lunceford (All sessions in the Grand Ballroom)

9:45AM      Keynote, New Immersive Mediums – the Search for Egg Yolk by  Todd Richmond, Director, Mixed Reality Lab/Studio, USC

10:30AM    Break

10:45AM    Physical Simulation and Machine Learning, Mark Meyer, Pixar Research Group

11:20AM   The New Gene Therapy: CRISPR-Cas9 and the Future of Medicine  – Moderator, Executive Editor, IEEE Spectrum, Glenn Zorpette, with John Tisdale, NIH, and Bruce Conklin, UCSF

12:00PM    Lunch & Networking (Ralston Room)

1:30PM     Featured Panel: Robots on the Rise: The Future of Robotics and AI – with Moderator, Stanford University Professor, Oussama Khatib, and panelists Cynthia Breazeal, Associate Prof. at MIT & Founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc.; Eric Krotkov, COO at TRI; and Marc Raibert, Founder and CEO of Boston Dynamics

3:30PM     Break

4:00PM     Social Impact, and the Role of Engineers in Today’s Society – with Moderator, Samantha Snabes, re:3D, and panelist Ryan Cousins, CEO, krtkl, inc., Kevin Noertker, Co-Founder and CEO, Ampaire, Veronica Osinski, Founder and Managing Partner, Trifecta Capital

4:30PM     Closing Remarks by Brent Lunceford

4:45PM     Networking & Red-Carpet Reception (Regency Foyer)

6:00PM     Honors Ceremony Gala & Dinner, hosted by James A. Jefferies, IEEE President, and  José M. F. Moura, IEEE President-Elect (Grand Ballroom) *5:40 PM     Doors Open for Seating 

*Program subject to change