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Orlando—"The City Beautiful”

The FLC is excited to announce that its 2019 national meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida! Known as one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations, “The City Beautiful” is also a hotbed for high-tech innovative thinkers and doers.

Metro Orlando has a booming, multibillion-dollar technology industry that employs tens of thousands in a wide range of research and development fields. The city is also home to top-notch educational institutions, and numerous research and engineering firms that have a long history of partnering with federal agencies and laboratories to support U.S. aerospace and defense missions.

Orlando’s growing cityscape and diverse industries offer an ideal backdrop for the technology transfer community to explore new ways of creating innovative collaborations.


Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, FL


Tuesday to Thursday
April 23 to 25, 2019

Meeting Schedule

Agenda times are subject to change.
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  • April 23 - Training Day

  • April 24 - Meeting Sessions

  • April 25 - Meeting Sessions

  • Plenary

  • Learn to identify and understand your external innovation ecosystem! In this advanced class, the goal is to help you engage and leverage the activities and resources outside the lab for increased technology transfer that benefits both your lab and the economy. You’ll learn how to: Understand T2 in the context of the innovation ecosystem (IE) and technology-based economic development (TBED). Understand and validate what your lab values (or could) from IE/TBE. Identify and assess the IE/TBED in your area to develop a strategy for engagement and partnership. Identify and engage the players and resources of the IE/TBED ecosystem.

  • Plenary

  • What Are Some Specific Things T2 Offices Can Do to Build Buy-in of Program Offices?

  • Panel on the center for collaboration in Albuquerque in which Sandia, AFRL, and UNM's T2 office have joint office space in downtown ABQ where they can meet with others "outside the fence." What type of business model does this type of space lend itself to. Show how this is a “best practice” for promoting technology transfer interactions? What are the hurdles to creating such a space? How did these offices overcome those challenges? What has been the impact of the space to date?

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  • Session

  • This panel could consist of several PIA representations who can speak to interactions between their "home lab" and external stakeholders. Some examples include PIAs for AFRL at Dayton and Rome. Other services and agencies also have PIAs. This would allow a session on outreach to the external community in lieu of what we have tried to set up in the past for Industry Day. This would also be a great candidate for an “interactive” session. Using a facilitator for such a session could be very effective. This worked well in Philly for the accelerator/incubator panel. We could ask the facilitator to ensure interactive dialog with the audience. Or, there might be 6 tables, with one PIA rep at each table to talk about best practices, challenges, etc. Or, at each table there could be lab people who have worked with PIAs that serve as table “captains” for leading discussion. They could then report out for each of the tables.

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  • Plenary

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Discover and Connect at the National Meeting

Drawing hundreds of the nation's top tech transfer professionals together to learn, strategize, and make business connections.

One of the most anticipated events in the T2 community, the national meeting offers training and networking opportunities designed to facilitate attendees’ lab-to-market efforts.

Over the course of three days, T2 professionals gather to:

  • Receive training from field experts
  • Share commercialization best practices
  • Gain insights into the latest T2 trends and legislation
  • Engage with Fortune 500 and regional businesses
  • Network with T2 professionals and potential industry partners
  • Earn continuing education units (CEUs).

Education and Training Sessions

Top-notch professional training sessions for technology transfer leaders

The FLC offers a full day of onsite training designed to meet the professional development requirements of all T2 professionals—from beginners to experienced practitioners. This year’s training day features seven courses providing a T2 overview for beginners, to in-depth, advanced workshops that explore topics such as licensing and negotiation, marketing tools, and engaging the innovation ecosystem.

Meet Our Speakers

Gain valuable insights on innovation strategies and how to achieve lab to market success from this year's expert federal agency, laboratory, business and industry professional speakers!


Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819

Check in: 4pm
Check out: 11am

Phone: (215) 627-1200

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