About The Event

The FLC national meeting is one of the most anticipated annual events in the technology transfer community that offers both training and networking opportunities designed to facilitate attendees’ commercialization endeavors.

WHERE

Loews Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

WHEN

Tuesday to Thursday
April 24 to 27, 2018


The Tech Transfer Event of the Year

Drawing hundreds of the nation's technology transfer leaders together to learn and do business.

Technology transfer professionals from across the national join together to discuss commercialization best practices.


T2 Education and Training Sessions

Education and training sessions for technology transfer leaders.

The FLC is pleased to offer an array of live, instructional training courses designed to help newcomers and seasoned T2 professionals alike discover commercialization best practice strategies. Each of our courses is taught by an experienced agency, laboratory or industry professional who offers a wealth of insights into navigating the T2 process successfully.


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Conference Schedule

Agenda times may change
  • Day 1

    April 24, 2018

  • 08:00am - 5:00pm
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    Business
    Engineering
    Growth
    Platform
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    New technology transfer professionals T2 newbies, start here! This course is designed to teach the basic tech transfer concepts you need to know. Through case studies, exercises, and a whole lot of discussion with our expert trainers, you’ll learn: • What technology transfer really means • Tech transfer’s purpose and what it can do • An overview of what it takes to actually put it into place • The major tech transfer mechanisms.
    Where
    Room TBD

  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    Who it’s for: Technology transfer professionals who have a basic foundation in the background, concepts, and processes of technology transfer Anyone who has completed the “Technology Transfer for Beginners” course or our other intermediate-level courses Individuals who want to understand intellectual property protection at federal laboratories (Not designed to be legal training for attorneys) This course examines the patent process and other forms of intellectual property (IP) protection in the context of federal technology transfer. It will provide detailed information on how to protect intellectual property in federal laboratories, with a focus on the patent process; summarize ownership rights to IP developed under government contracts; explain the major laws affecting IP in federal labs; and explain the types of rights collaborators typically want and how to work with them within the law. The course will cover: Intellectual property basics Types of IP protection as they relate to technology transfer Laws governing the IP system Rights in government inventions Practical tips for navigating IP processes and issues as a T2 practitioner.
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    Who it’s for: New or mid-level technology transfer professionals who need to learn how to craft and negotiate Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) Individuals who need a refresher on the finer points of CRADAs People with a basic understanding of technology transfer and its purpose CRADAs are one of tech transfer’s most important mechanisms, so understanding them is crucial for most federal T2 professionals. This course is our one-stop shop for everything CRADAs! With seasoned experts and a bevy of examples, you’ll learn all about the CRADA and how it works. We’ll cover: CRADA authority and laws What CRADAs are and why they work CRADA practices and pitfalls Intellectual property considerations.
    Business
    Platform
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
    Who it’s for: Individuals with at least a basic understanding of technology transfer and patents Anyone who needs to understand the licensing process at federal labs T2 professionals who want to develop their negotiation skills (Not designed to be legal training for attorneys) Through real-world advice and hands-on practice, this interactive workshop examines the elements of an effective license and provides an overview of how to successfully negotiate a license agreement—whether you’re dealing with a government-owned and government-operated (GOGO) or government-owned and contractor-operated (GOCO) lab. The course will cover: Intellectual property valuation Types of licenses and when to use them Financial considerations and analysis Key provisions and effective terms of a license Steps, tips, and strategies for negotiation GOGO and GOCO processes and differences.
    Engineering
    Platform
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
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    Business
    Growth
    Where
    Room TBD

  • 08:30am - 5:00pm
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    Business
    Growth
    Where
    Room TBD

  • Day 2

    April 25, 2018

  • 08:30am - 09:40am
    Dan Berglund, President and CEO of SSTI, will kick off the 2018 FLC National Meeting to discuss trends, new developments and the road ahead in Technology Based Economic Development (TBED).
    Where
    Room TBD

  • 08:30am - 08:40am
    Where
    Room TBD

  • 10:00 - 11:00
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    Business
    Platform
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • 10:00 - 11:00
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    Business
    Growth
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • 11:15 - 12:15
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    Business
    Growth
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • 11:15 - 12:15
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    Business
    Growth
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • 13:30 - 14:30
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    Business
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • 13:30 - 14:30
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    Engineering
    Platform
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • Day 3

    April 26, 2018

  • 08:30am - 08:40am

  • 08:40am - 09:15am
    Thomas Osha - Senior Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development, Wexford Science & Technology
    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

  • 9:15 - 9:30
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    Where
    Hall 1, Building A

Our Speakers

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Location

Loews Hotel - 1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA

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