The Vision 3 Summit will be held February 19-22, 2012 at the Marco Island Marriott in Marco Island, FL. The Vision 3 Summit is a provocative ‘mega’ networking and education event—for executive-level industry service providers and vendors—designed to deliver the latest intelligence on all aspects of running a graphic communications business. Join the solutions-oriented conversation for strategic and actionable business advice based on up-to-the-moment technology, economic, and marketplace trends with information and analysis delivered by top experts in their field.
The third annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit will be held from February 27 – 29, 2012 at the Gaylord Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Now in its third year, the Summit is designed to unite key players from all sectors of the nation’s energy innovation community to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of clean energy technologies. The event is co-hosted by ARPA-E and Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI). Among distinguished keynote speakers are Bill Gates, founder and chairman of Microsoft; Fred Smith, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx; and Lee Scott, former CEO of Wal-Mart; Secretary Chu and Director Majumdar.
The event will feature a technology showcase with more than 150 exhibits from ARPA-E-funded projects and applicants in areas such as grid-scale storage, power electronics, batteries for electric vehicles, building efficiency, advanced carbon capture and electrofuels. The showcase will also feature new ARPA-E programs such as rare earth alternatives, plant engineering for fuel applications, advanced thermal storage, network integration architecture for the electrical grid, and power electronics for PV applications. A wide range of other energy technologies and new topic areas will also be discussed at the Summit.
The GSA Training Conference and Expo 2012 will be held May 15-17, 2012, at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. As GSA’s signature training conference and exposition, this event is specially designed to benefit federal, state and local government employees and military members who make or influence procurement decisions. An invaluable experience for acquisition or program managers, the GSA Training Conference and Expo provides you with opportunities to:
- Meet with GSA vendors who provide technical expertise and products and services;
- Network with hundreds of experts from GSA and other agencies;
- Build acquisition knowledge with extensive, three-day, Continuous Learning Point (CLP)-certified training class program;
The Interagency Workshop on the use of Next-Generation DNA Sequencing for Human Identification and Characterization will be held on January 31, 2012 in
The DoD Forensic Working Group would like to convene a workshop to discuss the impact that rapidly advancing Next-Generation DNA sequencing technologies will have on Government Human ID and forensics applications, and develop a cooperative interagency development plan that will efficiently leverage limited S&T funding to accelerate research and development in this area. The workshop will include brief overviews of the current state of Next Gen DNA sequencing technologies, applications of DNA sequence analysis to human ID and forensics, time for each Government agency to review their anticipated needs and planned investments in this area, and an open discussion period to identify common interests, concerns, and priorities.
The anticipated output of this workshop is a draft set of clearly defined Government-wide needs and goals for Next-Generation DNA Sequencing applications for human ID and forensics that is grounded in understanding of interagency needs and the technical underpinnings of near-term sequencing capabilities.
Common needs and goals within this set could provide opportunities for future cooperative interagency efforts to accelerate the development and application of this technology using a model similar to that used in current efforts to develop and field rapid DNA analysis prototypes based on STR analysis.
Registration Contact: Erica Butts
DNA Biometrics Project
The fuel cell conference is a forum for government and corporate decision-makers to learn the latest developments in fuel cell research, technology and deployment.The Fuel Cell Conference will be held on February 7-9, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. The fuel cell technology has not reached yet the maturity stage sufficient to to overcome critical technical barriers to fuel cell commercialization. The conference focuses on the development of reliable, low-cost, high-performance fuel cell system components for transportation and buildings applications.