2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Unlocking Global Potential: Science and Technology

Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon H
500 E 4th St

Join representatives from the US Department of State and the University of Texas at Austin to discuss how international public private partnerships can empower young aspiring science and technology entrepreneurs in emerging economies, and connect companies to the best and brightest ideas and talent from around the world.

The State Department’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) program’s new online GIST Network supports young science and technology entrepreneurs through a new public private partnership with nine university and private sector partners.

Learn about how GISTnetwork.org focuses on global peer networking, entrepreneurship skill-building, in-depth mentorship, and strategic seed funding to provide the most connected generation in history access to the resources they need to advance their ideas and startups and improve their communities, and find out how you can get involved.


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Cynthia Traeger

CEO / Dir


Cynthia Traeger serves as CEO of Pacific, a technology holding company; and is also founder and President, VSI Pacific, whose key products provide data sonification and spatialization solutions for...

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Jeffrey Margolis

Managing Dir

Illinois Science and Technology Coalition

Jeffrey Margolis, Ph.D. brings over a decade of experience across the innovation pipeline to his role of Managing Director of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition. As Managing Director, he f...

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Jennifer Haskell

Dir Office of Science & Technology Cooperation

US Department of State

Jennifer Haskell is the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the US Department of State. S...

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Mandy Sutton

Sr Program Coord

IC2 Institute


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