AUSTIN, Texas—Representatives of 34 nations are expected to attend the 3rd International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation, Monday (Aug. 30) through Thursday (Sept. 2) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
The conference will feature presentations and discussions on use of science and technology to foster regional economic development and shared prosperity at home and abroad.
This annual international forum brings together leading researchers and decision-makers in the fields of higher education, business and government. The intent is to provide state-of-the-art information to leaders in these sectors to help develop effective policies and strategies for the global knowledge economy.
The conference is titled “Global Knowledge Partnerships: Creating Value for the 21st Century.”
The conference will open with a reception at 6 p.m. on Monday (Aug. 30) in the Great Hall of the Presidential Library at the LBJ School. Discussions and presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 31). Cost of the conference is $450 for the full conference or $150 for one day.
Featured speakers will include University of Texas at Austin President Larry R. Faulkner; Dr. Rafael Rangel, president of the Instituto Tecnologico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico; Thomas J. Meredith, senior vice president of Dell Computer Corp.; Bill Spencer, chairman of Sematech; Austin Mayor Kirk Watson; Dr. George Kozmetsky, chair of the advisory board of IC2 Institute; Terry Heng, vice president and general manager of Motorola’s Global Software Division; and Admiral Bobby Inman.
Representatives of the World Bank, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Russia’s Institute of Economy in Transition, China Torch High Technology Development Center, Shanghai High Tech Park, Italy’s National Research Council and The European Commission also will speak.
The 1st International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation was held in Macao in 1997, with the second last year in Lisbon, Portugal.
Conference sponsors include The University of Texas at Austin, 3M Austin Center, Motorola, MCC, Radian, Japan External Trade Organization, Vinson & Elkins, Gray Carey Ware & Freidenrich, Triton Venture Management, and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information, contact Marie Warden, director of marketing at the IC2 Institute, at (512) 475 ¬ 8934 or visit this website: www.utexas.edu/depts/ic2/austin99.