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8:00 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast; Innovation Fair open
9:00 a.m. Opening remarks
Dr. Mark D. Stowers, Deputy Head, Research and Breeding, HM Clause
Dr. W. David Smith, Associate Dean for Research, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
9:30 a.m. Keynote address – "A New Biology for the 21st Century"
Dr. Phillip A. Sharp, Institute Professor, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
  Introduction by Martin P. Mascianica, Vice President, Business Services – Crop Protection, BASF Corporation
10:30 Overview of Innovation Fair/Break
  Dr. Nick Hamon, Head of Sustainability, Bayer CropScience
11:00 a.m. Innovation in Action: Novel Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences
Noon Lunch; Innovation Fair open
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion – Corporate and Institutional Sustainability Strategies

Mr. E. Norris Tolson, President and CEO, North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Alyssa Farrell, Manager, Energy and Sustainability Solutions, SAS Worldwide Marketing
Paul M. Friday, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff G7 and Director of Government and External Relations, Marine Corps Installations East
Arlan Peters, Sustainability Manager, Novozymes
Cheryl Queen, Vice President of Communications, Compass Group
Laurie Zelnio, Director of Environmental, Energy, and Product Sustainability, John Deere

2:00 p.m. Keynote Address – Economic Forecast
  Dr. Michael L. Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
2:30 p.m. Break/Innovation Fair
3:00 p.m.
Keynote address – "Homo Evolutis"
Mr. Juan Enriquez, Co-founder, Synthetic Genomics Inc.; Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
4:00 p.m. Outstanding Research Awards presentation
  Dr. Mark D. Stowers, Deputy Head, Research and Breeding at HM Clause
  Closing remarks
  Dr. Johnny C. Wynne, Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
4:30 p.m. Cocktail reception at the Innovation Fair


The NC Agricultural & Life Sciences Research Foundation is managed by the
NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization and a co-host of this event.