Next Frontier Spring Innovation Session

Featured Programming
Thursday, April 20th, 2022 
Virtual Doors Open at 7:30 a.m. PST/10:30 a.m. EST
Next Frontier Spring Innovation Session Kick-off
8:00 a.m. PST/11:00 a.m. EST
Learn all about how you can maximize your time at the Next Frontier Conference & Expo! Find out how to best position yourself and engage directly with the full slate of incredible speakers and leading organizations present. 
  • Teniel Jones, President & CEO, Base 11
  • Jade Kim, Member Success Specialist, Base 11
Keynote: The Digital Experience, Transformed
Hear from Microsoft leader about what's to come in the virtual landscape, such as the Metaverse and its implications, and what that means for those pursuing a career in these lucrative fields.
  • Todd Singleton, Partner Project Manager, Microsoft
Accelerating Your Success with Base 11 Digital
Base 11 Digital 2.0 is here! This new and improved all-in-one mobile and desktop platform has been upgraded with exciting new features that will help accelerate users to the STEM career of their dreams, no matter where they're starting. Tune in as Jade Kim premieres the new and improved Base 11 Digital!
  • Jade Kim, Member Success Specialist, Base 11
Updates & Announcements
8:40 a.m. PST/11:40 a.m. EST
Unity 3D Partnership Announcement
Base 11 is honored to welcome Unity 3D as our newest Next Frontier Initiative Partner. Unity is the world’s most popular development platform for creating 2D and 3D multiplatform games and interactive experiences. Be sure to listen for their exciting opportunities for Base 11 members!
  • James Turnage-Lannan, Program Manager for Inclusive Economic Opportunity, Unity Technologies
Coinbase Innovation Challenge Winners Announcement
We announce the winners of Coinbase's "Blockchain Breakthroughs for a Better World" Innovation Challenge.
  • Darin Carter, Program Manager, Coinbase
Thermo Fisher Scientific Innovation Challenge Winners Announcement
We announce the winners to Thermo Fisher Scientific's "Put it to the Test" Innovation Challenge.
  • Kimani Williams
  • Xin Wen
  • Jialin Ke
Regeneron Innovation Challenge
Learn about the exciting new biotech Innovation Challenge being launched with Regeneron!
  • Lyndon Mitnaul, Sr. Dir., Regeneron Genetics Center, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Parity Project Innovation Challenge Update
  • Lakiah Clark, Program Manager, Base 11
Panel & Roundtable Discussion
9:15 a.m. PST/12:15 P.m. EST
Panel DiscussionLeaders in tech, industry, and entrepreneurship come together to discuss how the digital revolution has affected their fields and how they continue to pivot to take advantage of the evolving technical landscape.
  • Lisa Mae Brunson (panel moderator), Founder and Chief Visionary, Wonder Women Tech
  • Susanne Temple, Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner, University Relations, Dassault Systèmes
  • Thomas Winkley, Technical Marketing Advocate, Unity
  • Donnell Layne, Director, STEM Innovation Center, Moreno Valley Community College
  • Dr. Ramon Shange, Director, Carver Integrative Sustainability Center, Tuskegee University
  • Kevin Selisca, Co-founder & CEO, Integrate
Interactive Roundtable
Attendees will have the opportunity to join virtual roundtables alongside fellow peers, including students, early-career adults, industry leaders, and academic representatives. Engage in important conversations around how to continue making sure that everyone at the table is successful in the growing digital landscape and the next frontier industries.
Takeaways & Closing Remarks
11:00 a.m. PST/2:00 P.m. EST
Roundtable participants come back together to discuss their most profound insights and takeaways from their conversations.
Closing Remarks
President and CEO Teniel Jones closes out the event with some inspiring words to remember the 2022 Next Frontier Spring Innovation Session!
Attendees have the opportunity to mingle, network, and exchange information!

A Virtual STEM Event.

Virtual Doors Open at 8:00 a.m. PST/11:00 a.m. EST

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