ANNOUNCE: National Technology Transfer Conference

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Fri Oct 7 20:39:39 EST 1994

- Text following below describes the nature, purpose, program outline,
and registration information for the fifth national technology transfer 
conference and exposition to be held this November in Washinton DC.
- This is not a commercial advertisement but a news advisory of an
upcoming multi-disciplinary science and technology meeting and
exposition sponsored by US Government agencies and the Technology
Utilization Foundation (a not-for-profit organization). Attendance
at exhibits only is FREE; attendance at symposia and workshops
involves registration fees.
- Details contained herein are sufficient for registration by postal 
mail or by fax, however - a full, printed, paper registration package
 and program/exhibitor details can be obtained by sending an E-mail 
request (including your return [surface] postal mailing address) to
pp000531 at who is acting on behalf of the Technology
Utilization Foundation. The entity pp000531 at is
Ted Morawski, MIS Director at NASA Tech Briefs, Suite 921,
41 East 42-nd Street, New York, NY. Voice tel. # 212-490-3999,
Fax tel. # 212-986-7864.
- More extensive descriptions of specific workshops, symposia, and 
exhibits are now constantly being uploaded and remain available on 
the Compuserve Ideas and Inventions forum (go ideas) in the 
Technology 2004 library which is solely devoted to this meeting and 


The Fifth National Technology Transfer Conference & Exposition
November 8-10, 1994  
Washington, DC Convention Center

Sponsored by NASA, NASA Tech Briefs, and the Technology Utilization
Foundation, in cooperation with the Federal Laboratory Consortium for
Technology Transfer

The federal government and its contractors will spend over $75 billion
this year on research and development. Technology 2004 will show you
how to tap into this tremendous resource and will introduce you to new
funding and partnering opportunities.

Technology 2004 will bring together the top technologists and tech
transfer agents in US national laboratories, universities, and high-tech
industry. It is designed to help companies to quickly and easily find
innovative, ready-made ideas they can use to solve engineering
problems, create new or improved products, and grow their businesses. 

How You Will Benefit:

Practical, Informative Workshops
Defense reinvestment, dual-use inventions.
You've heard the buzzwords, but what do they mean for your company
and your job? How can you take advantage of the federal government's
multi-billion-dollar push to commercialize taxpayer-supported
technologies and leverage the nation's R&D investment? Technology 2004
workshops will show you how to get started and what's in it for you.

Symposia Spotlighting America's Best New Inventions 
Leading technologists from NASA, the departments of Defense and Energy,
and other key agencies will unveil commercially-promising innovations
and advanced processes in critical areas driving US and world growth
markets. Discover how ideas developed for defense and space programs
can be reapplied in commercial industries such as biotech, electronics,
computing, transportation, and many more.

The World's Largest Technology Transfer Exposition
A "who's-who" of government labs, universities, and high-tech firms
will demonstrate their latest inventions and products available for
license or sale in the 80,000+ sq. ft. exhibits hall. It's the place
to meet the technology vanguard, discuss your needs and capabilities
you have to offer, and keep abreast of leading-edge developments
across the techno-spectrum.

Free Internet Training Sessions
Daily demonstrations in the exhibits hall will help you to take advantage
of the Internet - the worldwide web of computer networks that has been
labeled "the on-ramp to the information superhighway." Learn about
important resources on the net and how you can access them without
spending a lot of time or money. Sessions will begin at 10:30 AM each day.

Technology 2004 Program

Tuesday, November 8
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Plenary Session: Government-Industry Partnership Opportunities

10:30 am - 12:30 pm  
National Critical Technologies Concurrent Symposia: Advanced 
Manufacturing; Bio/Medical Technology; Computer-Aided Design; 
Materials Science; Power & Energy

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concurrent Symposia: Artificial Intelligence; Computers & Software;
Electronics; Environmental Tech; Video/Imaging

Exhibition Hours:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 9
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Concurrent Workshops: Business Guide To Tech Transfer Resources;
The Defense Technical Application Center (DTAC) Network;  Small
Business Innovation Research Grants

10:30 am - 12:30 pm  
National Critical Technologies Concurrent Symposia: Artificial
Intelligence; Materials Science; Test & Measurement; Video/Imaging;
Virtual Reality/Simulation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concurrent Symposia: Computers & Software; Electronics;
Environmental Tech; Materials Science; Test & Measurement

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Technology Transfer Awards Dinner

Exhibition Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 10
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Concurrent Workshops: International Tech Transfer Forum;
Licensing Government Patents; The Technology Reinvestment Project

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Workshops: International Tech Transfer Forum (cont.);
Cooperative Research & Development Agreements; The DOC Advanced
Technology Program

Exhibition Hours: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Plus: The LaserTech '94 Photonics Technology Transfer Conference
will be held concurrently with Technology 2004 on Wednesday,
November 9 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Complete registrants can attend
the LaserTech '94 sessions, breakfast, and networking luncheon for
an up-grade fee of $35.00.

Preregister and $ave
                                by 10/21        On-site
Complete Registration           $250            $295
(includes Technology 2004
symposia and exhibits, 
awards dinner, and a set
of official proceedings)

One-Day Registration            $85             $100

Awards Dinner Only              $50             $60

LaserTech '94                   $35             $40
(upgrade for T2004 complete
registrants; includes 
breakfast, lunch, and 
photonics symposia on 11/9)

Exhibits Only                   - No Charge -

Preregistrants will receive written confirmations via mail along with
their name badges and inquiry cards. Badge holders, programs, and
dinner tickets must be picked up in person at the Washington, DC
Convention Center (900 Ninth St. NW) beginning at 12:00 pm on
Monday, November 7.

Special Hotel Rates

Renaissance Hotel (headquarters)        $125 single/double

Grand Hyatt Washington                  $134 single/double

Henley Park Hotel                       $100 single/$110 double

Hotel Washington                        $99 single/double (govt. only)

To make reservations, call the housing bureau at (800) 535-3336
or (202) 842-2930 and identify yourself as a Technology 2004 attendee.
A $125 per room deposit is required.
Travel Discounts
Budget Rent-A-Car: Call (800) 772-3773 and refer to the
Technology 2004 rate code #VNRD/TNGY. Valid Nov. 1-17.
Amtrak: 10% discount. Call (800) USA-RAIL and refer to the Tech 2004
fare code #X-84E-927. Valid Nov. 6-12.
USAir: Book your ticket on USAir to be entered into a drawing for
two round-trip tickets good in the continental US, Canada,
the Bahamas, and San Juan. 10% discount off unrestricted coach fares,
and 5% off first class. Call (800) 334-8644, refer to gold file

Questions: E-mail pp000531 at

Following below is a registration form that can be surface mailed
or faxed, but a full printed package can also be obtained through
e-mail request to pp000531 at (providing full surface-mail
return address). Information requested on the registration form is not
intended to disqualify anyone; it is meant to collect information
regarding interest for purposes of feedback to government, industry,
and the organizers. The feedback is needed for purposes of 
evaluation and improvement of this effort. The only restrictions are
that attendance is limited to legal adults (unless prior arrangements
of convenience are made), and that attendance is for legal
purposes. Stuffy as it may sound in this day and age.

                          TECHNOLOGY 2004
                         REGISTRATION FORM

Name: ___________________________________________________
Title:  ____________________________________________________
Company: ________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________
City/St/Zip: ________________________________________________
Phone No.: __________________________________

Which of the following best describes your industry or service? 
(check one)
A  [ ]   Electronics                  I  [ ]   Industrial Equipment
B  [ ]   Computers                    J  [ ]   Manufacturing
C  [ ]   Communications               K  [ ]   Power/Energy
D  [ ]   Transportation/Automotive    L  [ ]   Biomedicine
E  [ ]   Aerospace                    M  [ ]   University
F  [ ]   Defense                      N  [ ]   Research Lab
G  [ ]   Government                   O  [ ]   Other (specify below)
H  [ ]   Materials/Chemicals                   ________________

Which of these products do you recommend, specify, or authorize the
purchase of? (check all that apply)
A      [ ]     Electronic Components & Systems
B      [ ]     Software
C      [ ]     Computers/Peripherals
D      [ ]     CAD/CAE/CAM/CASE
E      [ ]     Lasers/Optics
F      [ ]     Materials
G      [ ]     Mechanical Components
H      [ ]     Positioning Equip./Motion Control
I      [ ]     Test/Measurement Instruments
J      [ ]     Sensors/Transducers
K      [ ]     Data Acquisition
L      [ ]     Video/Imaging Equipment
M      [ ]     Industrial Controls/Systems
N      [ ]     Communications Equipment
O      [ ]     Laboratory Equipment

Your principal job function is: (check one)
A      [ ]     General & Corporate Management
E      [ ]     Manufacturing/Production
B      [ ]     Design & Development Engineering
F      [ ]     Purchasing/Procurement
C      [ ]     Engineering Services - Tests/Quality
D      [ ]     Basic Research
G      [ ]     Other (specify):  ____________________________

Please register me for the following:
A      [ ]     Complete Registration                          $250
B      [ ]     One-Day Symposia/Exhibits                      $ 85
               check day:  [ ] 11/8    [ ] 11/9   [ ] 11/10
C      [ ]     Awards Dinner Only                             $ 50
D      [ ]     LaserTech '94 upgrade fee                      $ 35
               (D is for complete registrants only -
               you must have checked A above)
E      [ ]     Exhibits Only  -  Free                         $  0

                                                      TOTAL:  $______

[ ]  Check/MO enclosed (payable to Technology Utilization Foundation)
[ ]  Charge my:  [ ]  Mastercard    [ ]  VISA    [ ]  Am Ex

     Card No.: ____________________________   Expire Date: ______

Signature: _________________________________   Date: ____________

Registrations and Awards Dinner reservations are transferrable
and may be cancelled until October 21, 1994. After that date no
cancellations will be refunded.

Return with payment to: Technology Utilization Foundation 
c/o Technology 2004, PO Box 614, Brookfield, IL 60513-0614
For fastest registration fax to: (708) 344-9482

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