Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Keynote address begins at 9:00 a.m.
Dr. David Lee- kEYNOTE
David Lee received his undergraduate education from Stanford University and his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle. Following postdoctoral training at Washington University in St Louis, he worked for two years in the pharmaceutical industry before joining the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. There he rose through the ranks, becoming head of the Biochemistry and Biophysics department and a program leader in the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in the UNC School of Medicine. He moved to UGA in 2005 to assume his current administrative position. He serves on the boards of several national organizations, including the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, the Southeastern University Research Association and the U.S. Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Science Center headquartered at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. His research focused on molecular regulation of cellular growth and especially the role of growth factors implicated in the development of cancer.
Annie Eaton is the CEO of Atlanta-based future technologies company Futurus, where she creates immersive, engaging and interactive experiences in virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 capture. Annie earned her degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. In 2014, she created XR Atlanta, which now boasts over 1,000 active members. She is involved with GeorgiaVR, Women in XR Atlanta, and is a re:imagine/ATL Alliance member. In 2017, she was named the Technology Association of Georgia Young Professionals’ Technologist of the Year and was recently selected as a finalist for the Women in IT Rising Star award. Annie has vast public speaking experience, having been invited as a speaker to engagements including General Assembly, Georgia State University, Hospitality Executive Exchange, Talk NYC, Federal Reserve, OrlandoiX, FutureX Live and Atlanta Tech Edge.
Matt Nuccio is the owner of Design Edge inc., a design, development and sourcing agency based in Bethpage, New York. For 30 years Design Edge has been a leader in the toy and game industry. For 4 years Matt served as co-chairman of the Toy Industry Association (TIA) associate panel representing all designers and inventors in the toy industry. Matt currently sits on the Board of Directors of the United Inventors Association of America (UIA), the worlds largest none for profit inventor advocacy group. He also writes a column in Toy Family Entertainment magazine focusing on design as well as having lectured at Toy Fair, ASTRA, ChiTag and Hong Kong Toy Fair. Design Edges products have won and been nominated for many awards including TOTY, Games 100, Origin and Family Fun to name a few.
Dr. Himanshu Patel