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“Make It In America,” a three-and-a-half-day conference Sept. 17-20, 2014, in partnership with U.S. Congressman Scott Peters and the office of San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts, bringing together innovators and investors from six Asian countries to seek opportunities with biotech, pharmaceutical, high tech and other industry leaders in San Diego and Orange County.
PURPOSE: Create new jobs here, finance innovation, form strategic partnerships, bolster the economy, support new industry, understand and market to Generation Y, meet the President’s Make It In America Challenge, focus on major global issues, make San Diego the hub of social entrepreneurship, make “Made in the USA” mean something again.
WHO: Innovators  in biotech, pharmaceutics, IT, biotechnology, robotics, biorobotics, green technology, telecommunications, nanotechnology, computer science, medicine and public health, bioengineering and other cutting edge industries and overseas Investors looking for opportunities and the next Facebook.
WHEN AND WHERE: Wednesday, Sept. 17-Saturday, Sept. 20, California Center for the Arts, Escondido
WHO SHOULD BE THERE: Any innovative industry seeking strategic partners or investors; investors seeking opportunities; Baby Boomers looking to reinvent themselves; students with an eye to the future; Generation Y; anyone who cares about climate change, shrinking water supplies, worsening  air pollution, clean energy, the environment, devastating natural disasters, public health issues such as the rise in HIV; anyone without a job or wondering where their job went; entrepreneurs and dreamers.
FORMAT: Wed.-Fri. - Breakfast followed by opening General Session, five panels in morning, lunch and speaker, five panels in the afternoon. Sat. a.m. – Five panels, lunch and closing address. Conference ends 1 p.m.
Understanding Social Entrepreneurship
Pursuing innovative solutions to social problems
Addressing global issues – from murderous typhoons to deadly pollution
Global effect of public health issues
Identifying practical future technologies
Creating opportunity
Why you want to be in San Diego (Think U.S. Weather 2014)
Doing business in America
Pluses of relocating to California
Immigration law and how to benefit from it
Finding a platform for your product
How to obtain help from established partners, government, business and community leaders
Building valuable networks
How to access the American market
          What do venture capitalists look for?
          The largest consumer base in the history of humankind
Jobs here; solutions there – a win-win
Latest developments in in biocom, E-commerce, stem cell research, bioengineering, clean energy, water conservation, strengthening the food chain -- and more
Tackling typhoons and AIDS
Air pollution in China – a global public health issue crying for first responders
Infrastructure and other constraints in Asia
Exploring IT and the Web to solve social problems
Water shortages and food supplies
Why disaster heroes as FEMA, Red Cross and Navy need partners
Integrating government agencies with private entrepreneurs
Social entrepreneurship can be a response to disaster
Becoming a global business; operating in all countries
Impacting society with product
Showing sustainability at the core of business
Starting over
Reinventing myself and my future
COST: Early Bird: $145 per day; $400 for full conference. Deadline: July 1, 2014
SPONSORSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES: $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000 Click here for details.
TOURS: San Diego is known as “Silicon Valley South” because of its proliferation of high tech industry. Tours by van to major companies will be available in the afternoon. Guided tours of San Diego and attractions will also be available nightly and on the weekend

Make it in America Conference

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