2020 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Location: Birmingham, AL

Wednesday, April 1

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Featured Sector: Manufacturing: Innovation and the Next 20 years
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Type: Emerging Company Presentations
Location: The Lyric Theatre

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Opening Reception
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Location: Elytonn Hotel Rooftop

Venue Address: 1928 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Thursday, April 2

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast and Networking
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Location: The Lyric Theatre

8:00 am - 8:25 am

Opening Remarks: Industry 4.0 and Where It will Take Us
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Location: The Lyric Theatre

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Mobility And The Automotive Landscape: Where Are We Going?
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

9:05 am - 9:35 am

Manufacturing Innovation: How Technology Can Drive Productivity
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

9:40 am - 10:10 am

Industrial Innovation Eco-Systems: What are the critical components?
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

10:15 am - 10:30 am

AM Coffee Break
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Location: Hill Event Center

10:35 am - 11:05 am

Tech Transfer And Commercialization: Monetizing Industrial Technologies and IP
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

11:10 am - 11:40 am

Energy and Renewables: What Technologies Are Leading Power Generation And Distribution
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Location: The Lyric Theatre

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Luncheon Keynote
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Type: Keynote Session
Location: Hill Event Center

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

Financing Industrial Innovation Fireside Chat With VCs and CVCs
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Emerging Company Showcase Open
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Location: Hill Event Center

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm

Aerospace and Defense Industry: What Technologies Are Driving Innovation?
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Chemicals and Biomaterials and How They Are Transforming How We Make Things
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

Smart Cities: The Technologies That Will Change How We Live
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

3:05 pm - 3:15 pm

PM Coffee Break
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Location: Hill Event Center

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

Automation and Drones: What Technologies Are Leading Industrial Transformation
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

3:55 pm - 4:25 pm

Agribusiness: How Innovation Can Help Meet the World’s Growing Demand For Food
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Industrial Tech Emerging Company Pitch Competition
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Happy Hour and Networking Mixer
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Location: Hill Event Center

6:00 pm -

Industry Dinners and Mixers

Friday, April 3

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Networking
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Location: Hill Event Center

9:40 am - 10:10 am

Big Data and IoT: How We Get and Use Data Will Drive the Future
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Construction and Infrastructure: What Innovations Are Driving Change
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Water Management: Protecting the Most Vital Resource
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

11:00 am - 11:15 am

AM Coffee Break
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Location: Hill Event Center

10:50 am - 11:20 am

Blockchain: How It Can Change How We Do Business in Industrials Sectors
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

11:25 am - 11:55 am

Transportation and Logistics: Technologies that are Leading the Sector
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Type: General Session
Location: The Lyric Theatre

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Closing Remarks and Awards Banquet
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Type: General Session
Location: Hill Event Center

with Hank Torbert & Kirk Coburn