WCTA Annual Meeting and Breakfast
The first WCTA annual meeting will feature Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd and University of Washington President Michael K. Young sharing the stage together. These distinguished leaders will discuss their visions for our state’s great research universities and the future of our cleantech economy. They will cover topics including the role of the institutions in the economy, the development of biofuels, job creation, the development of promising new clean technologies, and their relationship with the state.
The WCTA annual meeting is on Thursday, June 14 from 7:30 am – 10:00 am at the Sheraton Seattle Metropolitan Ballroom.
Elson S. Floyd was named President of the four-campus Washington State University in 2006. He took office as the 10th president of Washington State’s land-grant research university on May 21, 2007. He leads one of America’s most productive research universities. WSU is classified among the nation’s 96 leading public and private universities with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Floyd brings to WSU an exceptionally wide range of administrative experience, as well as valuable state and national perspectives on higher education issues and policies.
Michael K. Young became President of the University of Washington in 2011. Also a tenured Professor of Law, President Young has a distinguished record as an academic leader with broad experience in public service and diplomacy. As UW President, he leads the nation’s top public university (2nd among all universities) in attracting federal research funding. Prior to his appointment at the UW, he served as President and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Utah. Under President Young’s leadership, Utah raised its stature nationally and internationally. It led the nation in the number of new companies generated from university research, significantly raised the academic profile of the student body, expanded international education, and built more than 2 million square feet of new research and teaching facilities.
WCTA members, industry leaders, public policy makers, and interested citizens are encouraged to attend.
The Washington Clean Technology Alliance is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(6) trade association that offers advocacy, business solutions and education for members and the clean technology community. Its members range from aerospace to software; start-up companies to major industries. To learn more about WCTA, sign up to volunteer, or for membership information, please visit the website:www.wacleantech.org.
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