2018 Program

8:00AM      Registration Opens (Breakfast in the Ralston Room)

9:30AM      Welcome Remarks by James A. Jefferies, IEEE President, and Master of Ceremonies,  Brent Lunceford

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

1:30PM     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, Boston Dynamics

3:30PM     Break

4:00PM     Social Impact, and the Role of Engineers in Today’s Society: A Fireside Chat with Start-Ups with Moderator, Samantha Snabes, re:3D, and panelist Kevin Noetker, Cofounder and CEO, Ampaire

4:30PM     Closing Remarks by Brent Lunceford

4:45PM     Networking & Red-Carpet Reception

5:40PM     Honors Ceremony Doors Open for Seating

6:00PM     Honors Ceremony Gala & Dinner, hosted by James A. Jefferies, IEEE President, and  José M. F. Moura, IEEE President-Elect

*Program subject to change