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Call for Nominations of FLC Far West Regional Officers

The 2016 Far West Region Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for regional officer positions. The nomination period will run from Wednesday January 27 through Friday February 26, 2016. The positions open for nomination are:

Eligibility for Office: The positions of FLC Far West Regional and Deputy Coordinators are limited to Consortium Representatives or Consortium Participants in the Far West Region.

Who May Nominate: Any Consortium Representative or Consortium Participant within the Far West Region may submit nominations to the Nominating Committee. Both self-nominations and nominations of others are encouraged.

Nomination Process: Nominations are now done on-line at vote.federallabs.org/. Click on the Far West Region Button near the top of the page, then fill out the form. You will be asked for your contact information, lab name, a Nominee Statement (i.e., describing how you would serve the FLC and the region), and a short bio (no more than 3 paragraphs, approximately 250 words). There is also a provision on the page to upload a picture (required).

Voting: The election will be held at the FLC National Meeting in Chicago, IL April 26-28, 2016. Absentee ballots will be sent out Friday, March 25, and must be received by Tuesday, April 19. Voting will end on-site on Wednesday, April 27, and winners will be announced at the lunch time on Thursday, April 28.

Your current regional officers are:

  • Regional Coordinator: Ms. Jennifer Stewart - Navy Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division
  • Deputy Coordinator: Ms. Annemarie Meike - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Please address any questions to:

Nominating Committee Chair:
Ms. Catherine Elizondo
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Rick Shindell
FLC Far West Support

2016 National FLC Meeting Set For April 26-28, 2016 - Chicago, IL

The annual FLC National Meeting is set for April 26-28, 2016 at the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago IL. This exciting jam packed 3 day event is based on a theme From Discovery to Commercialization.

This theme centers on our nation’s continued focus to move federal research and development from out of the lab and into the marketplace by strengthening relationships with the private sector.

Here are some Quick Peek Links for further information:

You can also visit last year's 2015 FLC National website to get a view of our previous national meeting that was held April 28 - 30, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

Change in Leadership For the Far West

Brian Suh, former Far West Regional Coordinator has selected a career change moving from federal government technology transfer to academia. Brian has left the Navy SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, to become the Director of Technology Commercialization at University of California Riverside. Brian will remain close to FLC and looks forward to a continued relationship with our Far West regional laboratories.

New Officers

Jennifer Stewart, (see bio) former Deputy Regional Coordinator from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division (NSWC Corona) has been appointed our new Far West Regional Coordinator, succeeding Brian.

Annemarie Meike, (see bio) from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has become our new Deputy Coordinator.

Nominations for these two positions will open in mid-January 0f 2016 with elections being held in April.

FLC Far West / Mid-Continent 2015 Regional Meeting Review

Our 2015 Joint FLC Far West and Mid-Continent Regional Meeting in sunny San Diego aimed to explore a fresh perspective of Accelerating Technology Commercialization through Government Entrepreneurship. According to our attendees comments and evaluations, the goal was accomplished and the meeting was a great success.

The meeting was comprised of important T2 training topics, as well as sessions on Bridging the Gap for Commercialization Success which included inside and outside perspectives on T2 issues from experts in our labs, entrepreneurs, investors, industry, academia, and economic development organizations.

Check out Speakers & Presentations on the meeting website to view many of the presentations that were given. We also had a wonderful Regional Awards dinner celebrating the best in FLC Far West & Mid-Continent technology transfer accomplishments for 2015. You can see those presentations by clicking on Regional Awards link in the menu above. Below are a few pictures from this exciting meeting.

Visit our regional meeting website at: flcfarwest.org/meeting

Chris Yeh
Wasabi Ventures' Chris Yeh delivering the Keynote

Training sessions

Diverse panels for presentation and discussion

Far West Award Winners

2016 National FLC Meeting Set For Chicago
The annual FLC National Meeting is set for April 26-28, 2016 in Chicago IL. Details are still in the works but we wanted to give you enough advance notice so you could save the date and make any advance travel requests that may be necessary.

Additional details will be released soon. In the mean time you can visit the 2015 FLC National website to get a view of our previous national meeting that was held April 28 - 30, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.


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