The T. T. Chao Symposium on Innovation is designed to explore issues of innovation as they relate to the historical, current, and future role of Houston as a leader in technologically based society. The symposia offer an opportunity to explore questions on emerging science and technology within their broader social and historical contexts and contribute to the ongoing conversations that will shape the future of Houston.“Infrastructures for Innovation” will explore the ways in which the old and existing infrastructures are remade, retooled, and reinvented to support, sustain, and enable the continual process of innovation in a specific region.
5:00 p.m.: Registration and Welcome Reception
5:30 p.m.: Opening Remarks Albert Chao, CEO, Westlake Chemical Robert G. W. Anderson, President and CEO, Science History Institute
5:45 p.m.: Keynote Speaker Jack Gill, Gill Foundation of Texas and cofounder of Houston’s GOOSE Society
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.: Panels- Examples of Innovation, Building and Sustaining a Financial Foundation
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Closing Reception