SSTI's 2017 Annual Conference

About SSTI

SSTI strengthens initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is the community for state, university, local, regional and federal innovation practitioners, policymakers and researchers.

The Annual Conference

SSTI’s annual conference engages those involved in the innovation economy in a dynamic exploration of the advances and challenges facing our community. Gather with your peers to help build solutions in the face of uncertain funding and other roadblocks, and to share practices that strengthen science, tech, innovation and entrepreneurship. Download the conference program.

Who Attends?

Our conference is the best opportunity to gather with other leaders of science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The conference attracts policymakers, stakeholder and practitioners working at all levels in the innovation economy. Lend your voice and help build those bridges for a better future. Register for the conference by August 23 to take advantage of the early bird rates!

Agenda Overview

SSTI's 2017 Annual Conference will begin the afternoon of September 13 and run through the morning of September 15
Day 1
Sep 13 2017
Day 2
Sep 14 2017
Day 3
Sep 15 2017


Dine-Around D.C.

Sunrise Yoga / Fun Run

Registration & Breakfast

Networking Break

Leslie Smith
Leslie Lynn Smith

Hacking a Better Future

Networking Break

National Innovation Reception on Capitol Hill

Young Professionals Meetup

Showcasing innovation in America's capital

Washington provides an opportunity to not only discuss best practices with colleagues, but also to hear the latest policy outlook and to showcase the impact of innovation economies for federal officials. SSTI’s 2017 Annual Conference was held at the: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.

Thank you to our sponsors!