12:00 p.m. The Invention Imperative
Speakers will provide historical perspective on the United States as a place of invention, address the role of intellectual property for promoting innovation, and explore the importance of technology and a spirit of invention to the military’s future.
- Arthur Daemmrich, Director, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
- Frederick Steckler, Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,
- General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
2:00 p.m. Innovations for Society
Scientists and soldiers will showcase leading-edge inventions, explain how they are a significant advance over previous technologies, and discuss how they will impact people’s lives in the future.
- Small Satellites and Big Ideas: How Space Technology will Change the Way You See the World
Kimberly Slater, Program Manager, Earth and Space Science Lead, Draper
- Medical Simulation and Training: Preparing the Future Soldier
Matthew Hackett, Science and Technology Manager, Army Research Laboratory
- Advances in Prosthetics: Integrating Humans and Machines
Michael McLoughlin, Chief Engineer, Research and Exploratory Development Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Fred Downs, demonstrating the LUKE arm
Johnny Matheny, demonstrating the Modular Prosthetic Limb
4:00pm Warfighter Inventor Panel
Soldiers with frontline experience will describe their inspirations and the tools, networks, and other supports they drew upon to convert ideas into inventions.
- Col. Marc C. DiPaolo, U.S. Air Force
- Sgt. Jonathan Gillis, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
- Sgt. Jeremiah Galyon, U.S. Army
- Command Sgt. Maj. James P. Snyder, U.S. Army
- Moderator: Randy Papadopoulos, Ph.D., U.S. Navy