2014 Annual Conference
Westin Chicago River North • September 14 - 16, 2014
SSTI’s annual conference focuses on how to create a climate where economic growth occurs organically through science, technology and innovation.
SSTI’s annual conference draws 250-300 participants from 45+ states. Attendance at the conference is made up of:
The conference offers the right balance of roundtable conversations, presentations, networking sessions, and discussion panels to achieve greater impacts through better connections, closer collaboration, and a stronger community.
The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) harnesses the power of research and innovation to grow the state’s economy. We are a member-driven, non-profit entity that drives public-private partnerships between industry, research universities, federal labs and government to increase research and technology-based investment, talent, awareness and job growth in Illinois. Learn more at http://istcoalition.org/.
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is an agency of the state of Illinois. Its mission is to raise Illinois’ profile as a global business destination and nexus of innovation and to provide a foundation for its economic prosperity. DCEO’s principal activities include coordination of business recruitment and retention, provision of essential capital to small businesses, investment in infrastructure and job training for a 21st century economy and administration of state and federal grant programs. Learn more at http://www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo/.
Sponsorship opportunities are designed to help your organization build awareness and develop beneficial relationships with the nation’s top state and regional tech-based economic development decision makers. No other event brings together the nation’s key players in the TBED community.
You can join with our existing sponsors to take advantage of this powerful networking and outreach opportunity by contacting Noelle Sheets, SSTI director of membership services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.901.1690. Act Now! All national sponsorship opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Westin Chicago River North will offer SSTI conference participants the special room rate of $249 until 5:00 PM CT on August 22, or while supply lasts. To get the most of your time in Chicago, these outstanding rates will be honored from September 9-21, 2014.
The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654
More information at: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ssticonference.