KSEF Events: Kentucky SBIR/STTR Annual Conference with Federal Program Officers

2015 Federal SBIR/STTR Tour and Annual Kentucky Conference

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Brown Hotel Louisville
335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

The 2015 Federal SBIR/STTR Tour and Annual Kentucky Conference, hosted by KSEF/KSTC, is an opportunity for small tech businesses, entrepreneurs, and university researchers to learn about $2.5 billion in Federal SBIR/STTR Program funding opportunities. SBIR/STTR Program officers from several federal agencies will present their agency-specific programs and be available for one-on-one meetings with registrants. Topics include differences in Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research, eligibility requirements, and how to win grants.
  The annual conference provides opportunities to learn more about Kentucky SBIR/STTR assistance programs and other State programs for small businesses. The 2015 Federal SBIR/STTR Tour and Annual Kentucky Conference is designed for anyone from universities, the business community, state and local leaders, and students and PostDocs. In addition, anyone interested in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) projects and proposal preparation will benefit.
     

ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS

Federal Program officers and conference speakers will be available for pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings during the conference. Registrants are eligible to schedule one time slot (15 minutes) with each speaker via the online appointment system, opening early March.
  A limited number of time slots are available on a first come basis. You must be registered for the conference before scheduling. Conference registrants will be notified by email with details for accessing the online appointment system.

2015 SPEAKERS

Coming soon: bios and photos of our 2015 speakers.

CONFIRMED PRESENTING FEDERAL AGENCIES INCLUDE

Department of Agriculture (USDA)        
Department of Defense, Missile Defense (DoD)        
Department of Defense, Navy (DoD)        
Department of Energy (DOE)        
Department of Commerce-NOAA        
National Institutes of Health (NIH)        
National Science Foundation (NSF)
       

REGISTRATION

register SBIR ConferenceREGISTRATION IS OPEN
Online registration includes presentation materials, light continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks. Conference registrants are eligible, on a first come basis, to schedule one-on-one sessions with Federal Program officers and conference speakers (see "One-On-One Sessions" above).

A) General Online Registration


February 2 to February 25


$60 early bird, first registrant, then $50 for each additional
registration, registered at the same time as the first early
bird registration
  February 26 to midnight March 15

$110 regular registration  
B) Student/PostDoc Registration *
February 2 to midnight February 25

$45 early bird Student/PostDoc  
  February 26 to midnight March 15

$110 regular registration
 
C) Late Registration
March 16 and at the event
$160
 

Use Discount Code: VERYEARLY for 10% off entire ticket until midnight February 19, 2015.


*
To be eligible for the Student / PostDoc early bird discounted rate, we require an email sent to KSEFPM @ kstc.com by your supervising professor confirming your current status. The online registration must be completed by the Student/PostDoc online deadline and must contain the information associated with your active Student/PostDoc status. Similarly, the status confirmation must be sent to KSEFPM @ kstc.com by the Student/PostDoc Early Bird registration deadline.

Registration refunds may be available up to ten calendar days before the event; no refunds thereafter.

2015 SCHEDULE

7:30-8:00 AM      Registration Sign-in and Light Continental Breakfast      
8:00-Noon   Presentations by NSF, NIH, DOE, DOD, NASA, USDA, and NOAA.      
Noon-1:30 PM   Lunch and Networking      
1:30-3:30 PM   Other Federal Agencies      
3:00-4:30 PM   State Funding Programs Managed by KSTC and Sharing of Experiences by SBIR/STTR Awardees      

Note: One-on-one sessions with Federal Program officers and conference speakers all day, by appointment (see details above).

SITE, DISCOUNTED PARKING, AND OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

The Brown Hotel Louisville
335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

PARKING -- Parking at The Brown Hotel is hourly if you arrive after 8:00 AM. We recommend you pay for the discounted parking with your online registration. However, if you plan to arrive before 8:00 AM and are leaving before 6:00 PM, single-entry parking at the Brown Hotel structure is only $5.00.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS -- A block of rooms is available for speakers and guests under the name of "SBIR Conference". Call 502.583.1234 or 1.888.888.5252 to make your own reservations. Rooms are discounted to $121.00 for single or double. The cut-off date for discounts is March 9, 2015.

EVENT ORGANIZERS

This event is made possible by the generous support of the sponsors. The valuable support of the Council on Post-Secondary Education in funding the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation and the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (organizers of the event), is greatly acknowledged.

ksef logo 200w     kstc logo 200w


EVENT PARTNERS

Commerce Lexington
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville

For questions regarding this event, contact Debbie Rempfer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.