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Agenda

Monday, Mar. 19

10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Welcome - Sharon Martin, Vice President for University Relations
10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. WV Forward: Overview

WVU Strategies/Implementation

Joyce McConnell, Rob Alsop and Rocky Goodwin, moderator

10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Economic Enablers

Business climate, development, infrastructure, human capital

John Deskins

11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Break-opportunity for one-on-one interviews
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Research Investment

R1, funding, and recruiting researchers in key areas (shale gas, water resources, STEM ed, radio astronomy, neuro, cardiovascular, cancer, health disparities, etc.)

Fred King and Laura Gibson

12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch/Keynote by President Gordon Gee
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Building on West Virginia's energy foundation

Josh Fershee

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Break-opportunity for one-on-one interviews
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Talent Expansion

STEM Education

Gay Stewart and Ann Chester

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Business Incubation

Innovation ecosystem; WVU Innovation Centers

Matt Harbaugh

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break-opportunity for one-on-one interviews
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rebranding West Virginia

Maryanne Reed and Rita Colistra

4:00 p.m. - Wrap up and adjourn