The past year, we’ve learned the appreciate the importance of connections & collaboration as we navigated the challenges of 2020. This year’s conference theme is “Collaborate to Create.” We will see how innovation overcame obstacles and explore ties to connect and create impact for the next decade. We hope to see you at this full-day Eclipse IP Futures Conference sponsored by Neo IP and Patent Forecast.

Where: The Umstead, a 5-Star Hotel, 100 Woodland Pond Dr., Cary, NC (Research Triangle Park)
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10am to 5:30pm
Reception: 5:30pm-8pm, includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
Registration Cost: $650

List of Speakers, Events & Panels

The Future of Art: NFTs (Non-fungible Tokens)

Spencer Gordon-Sand, investor/entrepreneur/artist
Shannon Code, Blockchain expert, co-founder of Emblem Vault

Innovator Award

This annual award is presented at the Eclipse Conference to the “most innovative entrepreneur.” The 2020 Eclipse Innovator Award was won by Gerard Hall, CEO and founder of Sport Media Technologies.

Keynote Speaker: JiNan Glasgow George: “Collaborate to Create”

Global IP Strategist, Founder of Neo IP and originator of the Eclipse Conference, JiNan Glasgow George will discuss what it takes to differentiate your companies from the other companies out there trying to eat your lunch.

The Future of Infrastructure

Jeff DeCoux, Autonomy Institute
Joe Weinman, Advisor EDJX
John Porter, Chief Executive Officer at Telenet
Fernando Murias, DGS
John Hardin, NC Dept of Commerce (invited)

The Future of Investing

Richard Johnson, Managing Director at Appian Capital Advisory LLP
Carmen Ortiz McGhee, COO National Association of Investment Companies
Neetu Puranikmath, Experienced investor, operator, and startup advisor
Jon Nieman, ADIA (invited)
Byron Boston, Dynex Capital (invited)
Luis Antonio Marquez Heime, former Director General AMEXCAP

The Future of Sports & Business

Charles D Smith, Co-founder Family Office Experiences & former NBA star

Gerard Hall, Founder & CEO of SMT

Keynote: The Future of Computing

Joe Weinman, Keynote Speaker, Author of Cloudonomics, Consultant, Board Member. Joe has held executive positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, and HP, in areas such as corporate strategy, R&D and innovation management and partner and business development. A prolific inventor, he has 27 patents in areas such as cloud and edge computing, search algorithms, media and gaming, and consumer products.

LIVE Entertainment

Zuby Udezue – The Word of Zuby

Reception follows program

*$650 Registration fee is non-refundable