Symposium Schedule of Sessions

October 19, 2021 - Security

Day 1 (Tuesday Oct 19): Security – Detailed Agenda 

Morning Sessions (streamed/broadcast from Monterey Bay): Comprehensive welcome and overview; Security (Defense, Homeland, Public Safety); Industry Partnerships; Innovation; Investment Perspectives and Landscape 

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The Sea Land Air Military Research initiative (SLAMR)

Established by the Naval Postgraduate School to facilitate a nationwide response to our generation’s Sputnik-moment, The Sea Land Air Military Research Initiative (SLAMR) assists participants with:  

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Time

Topics & Invited Speaker(s)

9:00 - 9:10 AM
Welcome: Josh Metz - Co-Founder, Monterey Bay DART
9:10 - 9:40 AM
Key Speaker 1: View From the Top
Admiral Ann Rondeau, President of Naval Post-Graduate School
9:45 - 10:25 AM
Panel 1: Research and Development
Kevin Jones, Aerodynamic Design and System Integration at Naval Post-Graduate School
Britta Hale, Professor of Computer Science at Naval Post-Graduate School
Alvaro Cardenas, Associate Professor at UCSC/CPSRC
10:30 - 11:10 AM
Panel 2: Industry Partnerships
Chris Medina, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Tesserakt Ventures
11:15 - 11:55 AM
Panel 3: Leading Innovators
Panelist TBA
Panelist TBA
12:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Key Speaker 2: Drone Industry Outlook
TBA

October 20, 2021 - Mobility

Day 2 (Wednesday Oct 20): Mobility – Detailed Agenda 

Morning Sessions (streamed/broadcast from Monterey Bay): Introducing the exciting world of new mobility – electrification and autonomy driving innovation in mobility options with particular emphasis on air mobility. Leading innovators, Investment Perspectives and Landscape.

UC Monterey Bay Education Science & Technology (UC MBEST) Center

UC MBEST is a regional economic development opportunity on former Fort Ord lands now owned by UC Santa Cruz, within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Marina and the County of Monterey. 

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The UC MBEST vision is focused on developing collaborative research-business opportunities for the Monterey Bay Region. The central component of this vision is the development of a new research and technology center, as well as other job-generating uses, on approximately 400 acres of land acquired by the University of California on the former Fort Ord.

Learn more: https://financial.ucsc.edu/Pages/MBEST_Process.aspx

Time

Topics & Speaker(s)

9:00 - 9:10 AM
Welcome: Andrea Pesce, Chancellor Larive & President Ochoa
9:10 - 9:40 AM
Key Speaker 1: The World of New Mobility
Bonny Simi, Head of Air Operations and People at Joby Aviation
9:45 - 10:25 AM
Panel 1: Autonomy & Electrification
Moderator: Alexander Wolf, Dean of Baskin School of Engineering at UCSC
Dejan Milutinovic, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
Michael Norcia, Co-Founder & CEO of Pyka Autonomous Electric Aircraft
Kenyon Kluge, Director Of Electrical Engineering, Zero Motorcycles
Michael Read, Co-Founder, CEO, SkyBase
10:30 - 11:10 AM
Panel 2: Navigating Regulation, Community Integration
Moderator: Adam Cohen, Transportation Mobility Futures Researcher at Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
Anna Dietrich, Co-Founder of Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI)
Adrienne C. Lindgren, State & Local Partnerships Lead of the Air Mobility Division, Hyundai Motor Company
Chris Sequeira, Senior Program Manager, DOT Account Team (Civilian Markets), SAIC
John S. Eberhardt III, Chief Technology Officer, ATA, LLC
11:15 - 11:55 AM
Panel 3: Air Mobility Opportunities & Challenges
Moderator: Jeremy Abbate, Vice President & Publisher of Scientific American
Raja Sengupta, Professor of Systems Engineering & Transportation, UC Berkeley
Venessa Ventura, Human Factors Engineer at Joby Aviation
Keith Nilsson, Managing Partner of Xplorer Capital
Panelist TBA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Key Speaker 2: MBEST
Bryan Bauw, Head of Manufacturing and Partner at Prime Mover Labs (PML)

October 21, 2021 - Environment

Day 3 (Thursday Oct 21): Mobility – Detailed Agenda 

Morning Sessions (streamed/broadcast from Monterey Bay Academy in La Selva Beach, CA): Overview and future strategies for new technologies and software development in land, sea and air and how these can foster education & workforce development opportunities.

Airspace Integration @ The Monterey Bay Academy

Located on the bluffs above the Monterey Bay, Airspace Integration, operating out of the Monterey Bay Academy, supports entrepreneurship and innovation in the Dart space. The AirSpace Integration innovation hub is positioned within a 400-acre campus that includes active agriculture fields, commercial business operations, a private beach and an active grass airstrip.

Learn more: https://www.airspaceintegration.com

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Time

Topics & Invited Speaker(s)

9:00 - 9:10 AM
Welcome: Brad Barbeau, Executive Director of CSUMB's Institute for Innovation & Economic Development
9:10 - 9:40 AM
Keynote 1: Research & Innovation @ UCOP
Theresa Maldonado, Vice President for Research & Innovation UCOP
9:45 - 10:25 AM
Panel 1: Forestry/Wildfire
Scott Watson, Retired Battalion Chief of CalFire
Katia Obraczka, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSC
Panelist TBA
10:30 - 11:10 AM
Panel 2: Education/Workforce
Panelist TBA
11:15 - 11:55 AM
Panel 3: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Manel Camps, Director, Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Professor of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology
Panelist TBA
12:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Keynote 2: Resiliency & Climate Change @ UCANR

Join us October 19-21, 2021