NSF Convergence Accelerator Schedule

                                Tentative Schedule

Monday, Oct 3rd
Welcome Reception

4:00-4:15PM Welcome Remarks
4:15-5:30 Informal Networking Reception
5:30-6:00 Regroup
After 6:00PM Dinner in nearby restaurants in small groups
Tuesday, Oct 4th
7:30-8:00AM Arrival and Breakfast
8:00-8:15AM Introduction
8:15-10:00 Session 1:  Commercializing Bioinspired Technologies – The Big Picture

Panel discussion: Challenges in commercialization of bio-inspired design, with Don Ingber (Wyss Institute), Amy Herr (Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub and UC Berkeley), and Wallace Marshall (UCSF).

Affinity Group discussion

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Session 2: Engineering inspired by Biology

Diverse Groups Activity 1

Future directions talks: Dan Goldman (Georgia Tech) and Josh Bongard (University of Vermont)

12:00-1:30PM Working Lunch
1:30-3:30 Session 3:  Engineering with biology

Future directions talks: Kate Adamala (University of Minnesota) and William Shih (Dana Farber Cancer Institute)

Diverse Groups Activity 2

Report Out

3:30-3:45 Post-Workshop Survey
3:45-4:15 Concluding Remarks