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Posted: November 13, 2007

Event: Breaking the Barriers - The BIG Business of Nanotechnology

(Nanowerk News) This event, organized by the National Chamber Foundation, will bring together key industry leaders, lawmakers, and the media to discuss different perspectives on this revolutionary technology. When: November 13, 2007. Where: Washington DC.
There is little doubt that nanotechnology offers enormous economic and societal benefits through a wide variety of potential applications. Despite the promise of nanotechnology challenges remain. Many critics are advocating a moratorium on all nano-containing products until all environmental, health, and safety issues have been resolved.
Confirmed speakers include:
  • John H. Marburger, Science Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Andrew Maynard, Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Terry L. Medley, Director of Global and Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Dupont
  • David Moxam, President and Chief Executive Officer, Authentix, Inc.
  • R. Stanley Williams, Senior HP Fellow, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and founding Director, HP Quantum Science Research (QSR) Group
  • Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Co-Chair, Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus
  • Registration and breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The program will follow from 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    View the agenda.
    To view the live Web cast visit the following Web site: www.uschamber.com/webcasts
    For more information, please contact Drew Preston at (202) 463-5500 or email ncfevents@uschamber.com. For sponsorship information, call Evis Vasili at (202) 463-5451.
    Source: National Chamber Foundation