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Shelly Compton

Shelly Compton

VP, Engineering & Technical Services
Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems

Walter Debus

Walter Debus

VP, Product Engineering
Globalstar

John Schneider

John Schneider

Chairman
Springboard Baton Rouge

Dr. Yu Jiang

Dr. Yu Jiang

Director
Confucius Institute, Xavier University

Kelly Pepper

Kelly Pepper

President & CEO
Louisiana Assocation of Non-Profit Organizations (LANO)

Gordon W. Bergstue

Gordon W. Bergstue

Production Director
Boeing SLS Michoud Operations

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

President
New Orleans Chamber of Commerce

Les Guice

Dr. Les Guice

President
Louisiana Tech University

Tammy Randles

Tammy Randles

President/Broker
Realty Executives SELA

Wes Withrow

Wes Withrow

President
R2 CyberSecurity

Ron Markham

Ron Markham

Executive Director
LEDA Educational Foundation

Geoffrey Parker

Geoffrey Parker

Professor of Management Science
Tulane University

Jill Mazur

Jill Mazur

Vice President National Clients
Kuhler Tax Credits

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Associate Director
Tulane Energy Institute

Dr. Challa S.S.R. Kumar

Dr. Challa Kumar

Director of Nanofabrication & Nanomaterials
CAMD, LSU

Dr. Jose Bautista

Dr. Jose Bautista

Professor of Economics
Xavier University of Louisiana

Roderic Teamer

Roderic Teamer

Director of Diversity & Business Development
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Charles Goodman

Charles Goodman

President & Chief Executive Officer
P2 Energy Solutions

Edward D. Shanklin JR

Edward D. Shanklin JR

Investment Management Consultant
Equitas Capital

David Doss

David Doss

State Director
U.S. Senator David Vitter Office

Robert Ford

Robert Ford

Entrepreneur Chemistry Professor
DRF Industries, LLC

Leviticous Cleveland

Leviticous Cleveland

Contracting & Procurement Manager
Royal Dutch Shell

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  • Panels and Dinner: $150
  • University Students: Free (must show student id)

Panel I

U. S. Economy Series:

“Inequality in the U.S.”

Panel Discussion: 10:00am – 11:00am
Q & A: 11:00am – 11:15am
Room: 305

This session, “INEQUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES”, will feature leading practitioners and political leaders contributing to the development of science and technology in our region. Panelists will address the serious crisis our nation faces due to the widening economic gap driven by labor markets’ rising inequality in wages and earnings. Income from capital further drives the inequality distribution in the United States, with redistribution playing only a minor, yet more or less constant role. There is a large body of research on the causes of rising inequality and the consensus view is that technological change has increased the demand for skilled workers faster than the supply of skilled workers in the United States. Additionally, we will explore the impact on the local economy as well as our potential manufacturing capabilities, capitalization of intellectual assets, and how to remain competitive in the global marketplace.

Dr. Yu Jiang

Dr. Yu
Jiang

The Chinese Confucian Institute at Xavier

Ben Johnson

Ben
Johnson

President
New Orleans Chamber of Commerce

Kelly Pepper

Kelly
Pepper

President & CEO
Louisiana Assocation of Non Profit Organizations (LANO)

John Schneider

John
Schneider

Chairman
Springboard Baton Rouge

Edward D. Shanklin JR

Edward D.
Shanklin JR

Investment Management Consultant
Equitas Capital

Panel II

Global Competitiveness Series:

“The future outlook of U.S. manufacturing capabilities to drive economic growth and the challenges we face in the global Knowledge- based economy.”

Panel Discussion: 11:30am – 12:15pm
Q & A: 12:15pm – 12:30pm
Room: 305

Over the past several decades, the globalization of the manufacturing ecosystem has driven more change and impacted the prosperity of more companies, nations and people than at any time since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Nations around the world have taken part in and benefited from the rapid globalization of industry and the expansion of manufacturing. Globalization of manufacturing has been a key driver of higher-value job creation and a rising standard of living for the growing middle class in emerging nation economies. This has dramatically changed the nature of competition not only between companies, but between emerging and developed nations as well. Many emerging economies used by multinationals as locations of low-cost labor have developed significant manufacturing and innovation capabilities permitting them to produce increasingly advanced manufactured products.

Explore U.S. - China trade relationship, and the future of the U.S. manufacturing base in this session.

Dr. Les Guice

Dr. Les
Guice

President
Louisiana Tech

Dr. Challa Kumar

Dr. Challa
Kumar

Director of Nanofabrication & Nanomaterials at LSU

Dr. Jose Bautista

Dr. Jose
Bautista

Professor of Economics
Xavier University

David Doss

David
Doss

State Director
U.S. Senator David Vitter Office

Shelly Compton

Shelly Compton

Vice President
Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems

Walter Debus

Walter
Debus

VP, Product Engineering
Globalstar

STEM  Workshop

Aero Space Seminar by Boeing

STEM Workshop seminar for area high school juniors and seniors

STEM Workshop: 1:00PM – 2:00pm
Soft press release: 2:00pm – 2:15pm
Room: 205

What is STEM

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Together these fields create an interrelated whole where discipline boundaries have been blurred. Countries, states and cities are embracing these STEM fields to meet the economic demands of the 21st century. Simultaneously the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is beginning to play a key role in education. Implementation of STEM in K-12 education frequently emphasizes problem-based or project-based learning opportunities. Research indicates that students benefit academically and socially when grappling with real world problems in an authentic context. By infusing STEM disciplines with rigorous real-world work, STEM education prepares students for both college and career pathways.

Why STEM

Establishing educational excellence is not exclusively a US entitlement. Other nations have the same opportunity to develop transformational practices; therefore, if we aspire to compete in a world where discoveries and innovations are cutting edge, it is essential that the US expand its STEM horizons. Not since Sputnik has there been such a concerted effort to influence K-12 education in the United States. The STEM Coalition, in its Testimony to the House Committee on Appropriations, stated that the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics play an important role in the ability of a country to address its security needs, energy needs and compete in the global market place (2011). Innovations of the future will only take place in the United States if the workforce is educated in the theory as well as the practical application of STEM principles. Our country needs a diverse, technologically literate pool of individuals to meet the known and unknown challenges of tomorrow.

Panel III

Modern Technology and Economy Series:

“Technological progress and economic growth”

Panel Discussion: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Q & A: 3:00pm – 3:15pm
Room: 305

With the emergence of accelerated technological change and progress, economic growth has been exhibiting increasingly complex features. Trade within and across industries, countries and regions, has risen sharply, and the globalization effects of economies of specialization, digital information technologies and networks have taken a stronger grip on economies. Furthermore, long-run economic growth backed by conventional fossil-based technologies (within the context of an increasing population and escalating demands for goods and services) are exerting an unprecedented pressure on the environment, particularly in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. It is nearly impossible to overstate the role of technology in economic life. Imagine how one’s life would be different without such everyday technological innovations as computers, smartphones, wireless communications, Internet, automobiles and airplanes, electricity and petrochemicals.

Explore the social and economic impact since the industrial revolution, and how this technological progress has shaped the global economies.

Wes Withrow

Wes Withrow

R2 CyberSecurity

Rod Teamer

Roderic Teamer

Director of Diversity
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Rod Teamer

Geoffrey Parker

Professor of Management Science
Tulane University

Tammy Randles

Tammy Randles

President/Broker
Realty Executives SELA

Jill Mazur

Jill Mazur

Vice President
Kuhler Tax Credits

Panel IV

The Global Energy Landscape and Economic Growth Series:

"The Future of energy"

Panel Discussion: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Q & A: 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Room: 305

From 2010 to 2040, the world’s population is projected to rise from 7 billion to nearly 9 billion, and the global economy will more than double. Over that same period, global energy demand is likely to rise by about 35 percent, but our world’s energy landscape is always more complex than it seems at first glance. In the coming decades, the energy sector will face an increasingly complex array of interlocking challenges – economic, geopolitical, technological, environmental and not just in the OECD countries.

A further constraint on the use of conventional energy resources, including coal, will almost certainly come into play as increasingly tight limits are placed on the total amount of greenhouse gases that can be released into the atmosphere – and that constraint will in turn lead to greater interest in alternative energy sources and technologies. The responses to this varied range of developments will play a crucial role in shaping trade and investment flows, competitive positions, and the structure of economies across the globe, while simultaneously determining mankind’s capacity to construct a sustainable future.

Coming Soon

Eric Smith

Associate Director
Tulane Energy Institute

Charles Goodman

Charles Goodman

President & CEO
P2 Energy Solutions

Leviticous Cleveland

Leviticous
Cleveland

Contracting & Procurement Manager
Royal Dutch Shell

Robert Ford

Robert
Ford

Entrepreneur Chemistry Professor
DRF Industries, LLC

Panel V

The Leadership Innovation Seminar

Panel Discussion: 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Q & A: 5:45pm – 6:00pm
Room: 305

More than ever before, business innovation is a strategic imperative. A critical driver of growth, competitiveness, and shareholder value, innovation is cited by senior executives around the globe as integral to their companies’ success. Innovation benefits countries as well. In those with thriving industries, people have higher incomes, a better quality of life, and a higher standard of living than in less robust nations.

This powerful leadership development program offered by LEDA Group builds upon each leader’s strengths, and creates greater competence in areas needing improvement. This high impact program is customized to meet the specific growth and development needs of executives and managers. Leaders will emerge from this program with dramatically improved leadership skills and effectiveness. The program is highly interactive, and all materials and activities are designed to produce graduates who will impact their organizations now, and for years to come.

Ron Markham

Ron Markham

Executive Director
LEDA Educational Foundation

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location

Xavier University  •  University Center, Building 17
1 Drexel Dr, New Orleans  •  Click here a campus map

Venue
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Schedule

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. when the Panels will begin.
Event will end with a keynote dinner at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel at 7:00 p.m.
Click here to download the Program

10:00am - 11:00am

Panel I

U. S. Economy Series

Speaker Name

11:15am - 11:30am

Short Break

 

Speaker Name

11:30am - 12:30pm

Panel II

Global Competitiveness Series

Speaker Name

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch Break

 

Speaker Name

1:00pm - 2:00pm

STEM Workshop

Aero Space Seminar by Boeing

Speaker Name

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Panel III

Modern Technology and Economy Series

Speaker Name

3:20pm - 3:30pm

Short Break

 

Speaker Name

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Panel IV

The Global Energy Landscape and Economic Growth Series

Speaker Name

5:00pm - 5:45pm

Panel V

The Leadership Innovation Seminar

Speaker Name

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Cocktail Hour

 

Speaker Name

7:00 pm

Networking Dinner

Keynote / Closing Remarks

Speaker Name

Where should I stay?

New Orleans Hotel Collection

What to do in New Orleans?

New Orleans Convention & Vistors Bureau

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there an age restriction for the TechFest?

Yes, unless accompanied by a legal guardian or teacher, attendees must be 14 and up.
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Gobalstar
SpringBoard
Textron
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P2 Energy Solutions
Kuhler Tax Credits
Confucius

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About Us

Connecting The Supply and Demand Sides of Innovation

As the most innovative science and technology event in New Orleans, Technolagy is a communication and business platform, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies in recent years. The global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

The New Orleans Science & Technology Show, “Technolagy” is owned and produced by LEDA Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, with the purpose of promoting growth in the Louisiana's science and technology industry, as well as workforce placement. The goal of the event is to create a collaborative environment where various groups of professionals, such as scientists, engineers, IT professionals, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, and investors, can learn and share latest works, innovative ideas, and business opportunities. This experiental effort is crucial to make innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth a more integral part of our economy.

The event includes corporate members involved in innovation and entrepreneurship as well as the design, development, manufacturing, distribution, and integration of consumer electronics products.

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