Exchanging Ideas Summit 2014

This second annual event will celebrate North Carolina's vibrant scientific research and biotechnology business community which has a rich history of idea exchange and networking. The event will host more than 100 scientists from industry and academia across a wide spectrum of disciplines.


  • Learn about the importance of scientific community
  • Understand the research landscape and economy of North Carolina
  • Network with colleagues from a wide variety of life science backgrounds
  • Keynote speaker, John Hardin, Ph.D.
  • Featured speaker, John Cavanagh, Ph.D.
  • Master of Ceremonies, Karen LeVert, MBA
  • Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Kenneth Tindall, Ph.D.
  • Evening reception and networking
  • Chance to win a family pass to the Durham Museum of Life + Science and a museum membership to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences


Featured Speaker: John Cavanagh, Ph.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Development, and William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, NC State University

Keynote Speaker: John Hardin, Ph.D., Executive Director for the North Carolina Board of Science & Technology

Master of Ceremonies: Karen LeVert, MBA, CEO and co-founder of Southeast TechInventures, Inc. (STI)

Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Kenneth Tindall, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Science and Business Development, N.C. Biotechnology Center

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We'd like to thank our event sponsors:






More Information

2013 Exchange Group Summit

"Walk Through Open Doors" blog

"Connecting the Life Science Community" blog


NC Biotechnology Center
15 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3547

$30 Industry/$20 Full Professors & Gov't/$10 Asst. Prof, Post Docs & Students