About SSTI

SSTI is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving initiatives that support prosperity. It is the community for state, university, local, regional and federal innovation leaders — people who work to create a climate where prosperity occurs organically through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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The Annual Conference

The theme of SSTI’s 2016 Annual Conference — our 20th event — is Innovation with Purpose: Shaping Future Opportunities. This year, we’re inviting you to join us in moving beyond traditional themes of creating jobs and economic growth to focus on specific, purposeful outcomes that can be created by innovation ecosystems: broad inclusion, social impact and geographic diversity.  

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Who Attends?

Attendees are shaping the nation’s innovation ecosystems, responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs that contribute to the nation’s prosperity. They are policymakers, stakeholders and practitioners working to encourage prosperity through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Program

This conference run from the evening of November 1 through full days on November 2 and 3, 2016.
Day 1
01 Nov 2016
Day 2
02 Nov 2016
Day 3
03 Nov 2016

First-Time Attendees / New Members Welcome

Opening Reception at Rev1 Ventures

Young Professionals’ Meet-Up

Sunrise Yoga

Mindfulness Practice

Registration and Breakfast

Discussion Groups: Innovation with Purpose

Networking Break

Discussion Groups: Shaping Future Opportunities

Lunch and Excellence in TBED Awards Ceremony

Breakout Sessions I

Networking Break

Breakout Sessions II

National Innovation Reception

Dine-Around Columbus

State and Sustaining Member Dinner

Sunrise Yoga

Mindfulness Practice

Registration and Breakfast

Breakout Sessions III

Networking Break

Breakout Sessions IV

Lunch and Trends in Tech-Based Economic Development

Roundtables and Tour

Location

Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215
614-901-1690contactus@ssti.org

Conference Hosts

Rev1ventures

Rev1 is a seed-stage venture development organization that combines investment capital and strategic services to help entrepreneurs build products people want and companies that succeed. Rev1’s seasoned, data-driven team delivers early market validation for startups, helping them lay the foundation for scalable growth with the skills to evolve their product, sell to customers and build the right team. Rev1 manages a continuum of investment support from corporate, community and innovation partners, as well as the Ohio Third Frontier. For more information, visit www.rev1ventures.com.

The Ohio State University

Ohio State is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers, and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions. Visit www.osu.edu for more information.

Registration

SSTI Member
$575.00

Take advantage of your registration discount and join SSTI’s largest member gathering of the year!

All tickets include:

  • Full Conference Access
  • Breakfast, Breaks and Lunch
  • Evening Receptions
  • Links to Speaker Materials
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SSTI Member – Additional
$520.00

Additional attendees from the same SSTI member organization pay even less! Bring your entire team to the conference so everyone can benefit from the event’s education and networking opportunities.

All tickets include:

  • Full Conference Access
  • Breakfast, Breaks and Lunch
  • Evening Receptions
  • Links to Speaker Materials
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Non-Member
$675.00

Non-members of SSTI are welcome to participate in the conference! You can also join SSTI today and receive member pricing.

All tickets include:

  • Full Conference Access
  • Breakfast, Breaks and Lunch
  • Evening Receptions
  • Links to Speaker Materials
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