NCIIA News is the bi-annual newsletter of the NCIIA, with each edition featuring the latest in NCIIA happenings and a spotlight on a particularly successful recent E-Team. The latest issue focuses on VentureLab, NCIIA's new venture accelerator program, and Whole Tree, Inc., a Baylor University E-Team having success turning coconuts into car parts for the benefit of the rural poor.
More than 380 faculty and students attended Open 2011, the NCIIA's 15th Annual Conference, at the Westin Alexandria Hotel in Washington, D.C. from March 24-26. We would like to thank everyone who participated in our three days of knowledge sharing and network building.
In case you're filing your reimbursement form, the hotel rate was $189/night + tax.
Among the comments from attendees:
The NCIIA conference was one of the most productive conferences that I have attended!
Thanks to NCIIA for a great week. It was incredibly stimulating, challenging and validating. I know our team took what feels like a great leap forward with our project given all the input we received.
I love the conference; I always return with many ideas to pursue.
One of the great highlights of our 14th Annual Conference in San Francisco last March was the tour of the 'Places of Invention' in Silicon Valley, developed and coordinated by our partners at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Tour leader Amanda Murray, project assistant for the NMAH's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, reminds us how cool that tour was! Read the blog.