2009 Computing & Technology Conferences Held in the Pacific USA

Sigmetrics/Performance 2009
Seattle, Washington
June 15 - 19, 2009
Mike Fortin, Engineer, Microsoft
James Hamilton, VP and Engineer Amazon Web Services
Frank Kelly, Professor of the Mathematics of Systems, and, Masters of Christ's College University of Cambridge
The 11th joint conference of Sigmetrics, the flagship conference of the ACM. And Performance, The flagship conference of the IFIP. Speakers discussed the development and application of performance evaluation techniques that are based on empirical evidences.

Society of the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies
Seattle, Washington
September 8 - 11, 2009
Dr. David Mowery, Professor of New Enterprise Development, Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California Berkley, CA
R. Rene von Schomberg, European Commission, Directorate Generalfor Research, Governance and Ethics
Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at University Paris
Dr. Tom Vogt, Director of NanCenter, Tenured Professor Department of Chemistry
The conference focused on real-time technology assessment and anticipatory governance. Guest speakers discussed emerging innovation research, scenario development for creating future technologies, and shaping public understanding of new technologies.

Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference
Portland, Oregon
September 21 - 23, 2009
Dr. James B. Roberto, Director, Strategic Capabilities Ark Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. B. Ray Stults, Associate Laboratory Director, Energy Science National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Donald Tomalia, Director of the National Dendrimer Center, Central Michigan University
Dr. Ju W. Virden, Jr. Energy Sector Manager, Energy and Environment Directorate Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Rosa Yan, VP Innovation Electric Power Research Institute
The conference offered help to people involved in the development and commercialization of products who want to adopt a micro and nano tech innovation economy. Some topics covered include nan-bio technologies, nan-optics, and advance MEMS devices and applications.