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Innovation Wing | National Museum of American History | Smithsonian Institution | April 14, 2016



First Course Lobster Bisque Soup with Roasted Fennel Bread Service Caramelized Onion Walnut Roll with Whipped Maple Brie Entreé Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Yukon Potato and Black Truffle Ravioli, Melted Leeks, Garlic Spinach and Parmesan Cheese Emulsion Vegetarian Option Vegan Pan Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Quinoa, Apple, Leek and Squash Risotto and Herb Oil Dessert Chocolate Pavé with Black Pepper Cherry Ice Cream and a White Chocolate Tuile Café

2016 A HISTORY OF A M E R I C A N I N N O VA T I O N Building on the Foundation of Innovation Welcome Remarks Arthur Daemmrich Director Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation Paul R. Sanberg President National Academy of Inventors Graham M. Pugh Deputy Director The Lemelson Foundation

WELCOME REMARKS Arthur Daemmrich

Director, Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation Arthur Daemmrich, Ph.D., is director of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. His research explores relationships between regulation and innovation through historical and comparative studies of the pharmaceutical industry, the chemicals sector, and healthcare systems. He is the author of Pharmacopolitics: Drug Regulation in the United States and Germany and has published over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in science and technology studies, the history of science, technology and medicine, and health and business policy, as well as numerous teaching cases and notes. Daemmrich previously was an associate professor at The University of Kansas School of Medicine, assistant professor at Harvard Business School, visiting professor at the China Europe International Business School, and director of the Center for Contemporary History and Policy at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. He holds a doctoral degree from Cornell University in science and technology studies and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in the history and sociology of science.

Paul R. Sanberg

President, National Academy of Inventors

Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc., FNAI, is founder and president of the National Academy of Inventors, and senior vice president for research, innovation, and economic development at the University of South Florida. He trained at York University, University of British Columbia, Australian National University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, among others, and held academic positions at Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, and Brown University. He holds 42 U.S. and 70 foreign patents and has served on numerous scientific advisory boards for health-related foundations and companies. He is author of more than 600 scientific articles and 14 books, with 25,000 citations to his work, co-editor-in-chief of Technology and Innovation, and serves on editorial boards for more than 30 scientific journals. He is a Charter Fellow of the NAI, and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador, Florida Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, Florida Academy of Sciences Medalist, and serves on the nomination evaluation committee of the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Graham M. Pugh

Deputy Director, The Lemelson Foundation Graham M. Pugh is deputy director of The Lemelson Foundation. He works on programs and initiatives to advance the Foundation’s strategy of harnessing the power of invention to improve lives. Pugh draws on three decades of diverse experience in the public policy, international development, engineering, and technology sectors. Most recently, he served as director of the Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he oversaw engagement with global energy ministries and managed agreements focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency and access, and human capacity. Previously, he served at the White House as deputy associate director for technology and international affairs at the Council on Environmental Quality. He also spent years facilitating development of new technologies for Intel and other corporations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in engineering from Cornell University and also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya.

Abraham Lincoln’s patent model currently on display from the Smithsonian collection.

1 - Places of Invention Inventive Minds 2 - Spark!Lab 4 - Object Project 5 - Performance Plaza 6 - American Enterprise 7 - Archives Gallery 8 - Dibner Gallery 9 - The Value of Money

Signature Reception Gala

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Event Exit and Bus Pick-up (9:00 – 10:00 PM)

Constitution Avenue

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Innovation, Creativity, and Enterprise



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Transportation and Technology

1 - Food Exhibition 2- On the Water 3 - America on the Move 4 - Lighting a Revolution 5 - Power Machinery 6 - Stories on Money

Abraham Lincoln’s Patent Model

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Map of Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History First Level Floor Plan


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1 - Within These Walls 1 2

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National Mall

Event Entrance and Bus Drop-off (6:30 – 7:00 PM)

Opening 2017

Opening 2017

Pre-Dinner and Cocktail Reception (Flag Hall)

Democracy and the Peopling of America


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2 - Star-Spangled Banner 3- American Stories 4 - Norie Atlas 5 - Through the African American Lens

American Ideals

Map of Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Second Level Floor Plan


Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

The National Academy of Inventors速 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 3,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 200 institutions, and growing rapidly. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.

2016 NAI Conference Signature Reception Gala  

The signature gala held on April 14, 2016 was held at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The event theme was titled, " A...

2016 NAI Conference Signature Reception Gala  

The signature gala held on April 14, 2016 was held at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The event theme was titled, " A...