2015 Bio-Industry Summit, Fargo ND


2015 Bio-Industry Summit

Join us for the 2nd Annual Bio-Industry Summit.

This year’s summit will be the first to include a government networking event where innovators, entrepreneurs and investors will be able to visit informally with program specialists from a number of state and federal agencies.

Agriculture, technology and industry interests will converge during the 2015 Bioindustry Summit on May 28 in the Memorial Union on the North Dakota State University campus.

The summit will explore changing market, technological and political conditions and their impacts on the region’s bioeconomy.

“With volatile energy and agricultural commodity prices, interest in value-added opportunities is growing,” says David Ripplinger, NDSU assistant professor and bioenergy specialist. “The summit is a premier venue for farmers, innovators, entrepreneurs, academics and government to meet.”

The summit is sponsored by NDSU, NDSU Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, the Bio Science Association of North Dakota, North Dakota Farmers Union, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, North Dakota Soybean Council and North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy.

When: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Location: Plains Room, Memorial Union, North Dakota State University

Registration Fee: $100/professional ($125 after May 15), $50/student ($60 after May 15)

Registration: ONLINE

Agenda: Coming Soon

Speakers Include:

  • Heidi Heitkamp, United States Senator
  • Kevin Cramer, United States Representative
  • Doug Goehring , North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner
  • Rina Singh, Senior Director Policy, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • Joel Stone, President, Green Biologics
  • David Grewell, Chairperson Biopolymers & Biocomposites Research Team, Iowa State University
  • Rick Vierling, Director of Research and Business Development, National Corn Growers Association
  • Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Great Plains Institute
  • Patrice Lahlum, Coordinator, North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy

Poster Submission Form: pdf


Guest rooms available at a reduced rate if reserved before May 14.

  • Candlewood Suites, 1831 NDSU Research Park Dr N, $98 single, $108 double, call (701) 235-8200 to reserve.

For More Information Contact:

David Ripplinger, Bioenergy Specialist

(701) 231-5265 or david.ripplinger@ndsu.edu

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