• Instructor, session on entrepreneur development, IEDC/NYSEDC Basic Economic Development Course, Albany, June 22, 2016.
  • Panel moderator, Advanced Energy Conference 2016 session on “Economic Development Assistance for Clean Tech Innovators,” Javits Center, New York City, April 21, 2016.
  • Invited presenter, Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Czech Republic, talk sponsored by the U.S. Embassy American Center, November 20, 2015.
  • Instructor, session on entrepreneur development, IEDC/NYSEDC Basic Economic Development Course, Albany, June 24, 2015.
  • Guest Lecturer, Central European University Business School MBA in NYC program, June 4, 2015.
  • Speaker, “Food Incubation in NYS: Overview and Opportunities for Partnerships,” 2014 Cornell Food Systems Global Summit: Public-Private Partnerships to Enhance Food Systems, Ithaca, December 8, 2014.
  • Panelist, session on “Incubators and Accelerators,” The Bond Buyer‘s Healthcare & Higher Education Super Conference, New York City, October 28, 2014.
  • Moderator, session on “A Network of Innovation in NYS,” New York State Economic Development Council’s 2014 Technology-Based Economic Development Conference, Binghamton, October 15-16, 2014.
  • Instructor, session on entrepreneurial development, IEDC/NYSEDC Basic Economic Development Course, Albany, June 25, 2014.
  • Guest Lecturer, Central European University Business School MBA in NYC program, May 28, 2014.
  • Moderator, session on “Innovation and Investment in Low Income Communities,” 2013 Technology Based Economic Development Conference of the New York State Economic Development Council, Rochester, October 17, 2013.
  • Panelist, fact-finding session on digital games, organized by NYS Senate, NYU-Poly, Brooklyn, September 20, 2013.
  • Judge, NYC site for International Space Apps Challenge, April 21, 2013.
  • Presenter, session on “Accelerating the Upstate Economy: Private Entrepreneurship,” at a meeting of the Grantmakers Forum of New York, Ithaca, November 29, 2012.
  • Instructor, session on technology companies and incubators, IEDC/NYSEDC Basic Economic Development Course, Albany, June 27, 2012.
  • Judge, New York City site of International Space Apps Challenge, held at Pivotal Labs, New York City, April 21-22, 2012.
  • Member of screening panel, SmartStart Venture Forum, NYC outreach session, ITAC, April 18, 2012.
  • Presenter, strategic planning session on technology-led economic development for Pensacola, Gulf Power, April 13, 2012.
  • Panelist, Session on Growing Your Community Through Innovation, International Economic Development Council’s 2012 Federal Economic Development Forum, Washington, D.C., March 19, 2012.
  • Moderator, Session on “Key Assets that Every Economic Development Organization Can Use,” at New York State Economic Development Council’s 2011 Technology-Based Economic Development Conference, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Buffalo, October 27, 2011.
  • Guest lecturer, CUNY CAT Faculty Entrepreneurship Workshop Series, at the Field Center for Entrepreneurship of CUNY Baruch College, October 5, 2011.
  • Guest lecturer, ENVST-UA 900, NYU Environmental Studies Program Senior Capstone Seminar, Prof. Micah Kotch. Hosted at New York Academy of Sciences, September 20, 2011.
  • Witness, Joint Hearing of the New York City Council Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Civil Service and Labor on “Oversight of Small Business Incubators In New York City,” New York, June 23, 2011.
  • Presenter, “Information Resources as Fuel for a Knowledge-based Economy,” Annual Meeting of the New York State Higher Education Initiative, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, June 7, 2011.
  • Moderator, “The Importance of Business Incubators to Innovation Strategies for Small and Suburban Communities,” 2011 IDA Section Conference of the New York State Economic Development Council, Albany, New York, January 19, 2011.
  • Presenter, “Launching Your Business Through an Incubator,” Entrepreneur and Small Business Forum (sponsored by Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York), New York, October 21, 2010. Agenda.
  • Presenter, “Business Incubation: A Statewide and National Perspective,” SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier, University Downtown Center, Binghamton, New York, October 7, 2010. Agenda, notes.
  • Panelist, “Extending Design and Innovation,” The Network for Mass Transit Manufacturing and Innovation, convened by the University Transportation Research Center Region 2 at City College of New York, June 25, 2010.
  • Panelist, “Are New York State and Its Universities Doing Enough to Commercialize Academic Technologies?” Annual meeting of the New York Biotechnology Association, Day 2, New York City, April 20, 2010.
  • Moderator, panel on “Locating and Nurturing Startup Companies,” featuring incubator managers and tenants, Central New York Biotechnology Research Symposium: Cultivating Economic Growth, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, March 22, 2010.
  • Participant, “Changing the Trajectory of an Urban Economy: What Can Large Scale, Flexible Funding Do?” Dialogue convened by Living Cities in Detroit, March 5, 2010.
  • Panelist, “Sustaining Growth, Enabling Change: The Entrepreneurship Imperative for America’s Cities,” Urban Policy Advisory Group at the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School, January 29, 2010.
  • Orange County (Florida) Board of County Commissioners. Presented external review (funded by Living Cities) of county/University of Central Florida partnerships for innovation and entrepreneurship, Orlando, November 17, 2009.
  • Panelist, WVOX show “The Advocates” segment on business incubation, October 21, 2009.
  • Participant, WNYC Brian Lehrer show segment on business incubation, April 16, 2009.
  • Moderator, NYU Stern School Alumni Council Panel on Technology Transfer Opportunities for Business Professionals, New York City, February 25, 2009
  • Testimony on behalf of the Business Incubator Association of New York State, Joint Legislative Committee on the Executive Budget, economic-development section, Albany, February 3, 2009
  • Panelist, “NYC BIO Partnership Roundtable,” New York City Economic Development Corporation at The New York Academy of Sciences, June 13, 2008
  • Panelist, “New York Workforce in 25 Years,” 17th Annual Meeting of New York Biotechnology Association, New York City, May 19, 2008
  • Panelist, “The Year in Higher Education (Annual Panel),” National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education at Hunter College, New York City, April 7, 2008
  • Testimony on behalf of the Business Incubator Association of New York State, Joint Legislative Committee on the Executive Budget, economic-development section, Albany, Feb. 11, 2008
  • Panelist, “25th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Advanced Technology in Communications at Polytechnic University,” Brooklyn, New York, November 8, 2007
  • Guest lecturer, PAF 9337, “Issues in Urban Higher Education,” School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, New York City, October 23, 2007
  • Guest lecturer, V3546, “Junior Colloquium in Urban Studies,” Department of Political Science, Barnard College, February 28, 2007
  • Panelist, “Inter-Regional Collaboration in the Biosciences,” Annual Meeting of the New York Biotechnology Association, March 29, 2005.
  • Invited testimony before New York City Council, Committee on Technology in Government, New York City, December 9, 2004.
  • Panelist, “Restarting NYC’s Economic Engine: Tapping the Economic Potential of the City’s Academic Research Institutions. Forum presented by the Center for an Urban Future at the New School University, New York City, April 29, 2004.
  • Invited testimony before the New York State Senate NextGen Task Force, New York City, January 29, 2004.
  • Presentation,  “Ethical Issues Raised by Regional Bioscience Strategies,” at The Hastings Center, Garrison, New York. December 3, 2002.
  • Presentation, “Institutional roles in technology-led economic development: states, universities, regional business organizations and foundations,” to students in the Science and Technology policy track at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, February 2002.
  • Presentation, “Technology-based Economic Development: What Other States are Doing,” to NYS Legislative Staff, sponsored by the Emerging Industries Alliance of New York State and the Albany Law School of Union University, March 15, 2000.
  • Presentation/panelist, “Research Institutions as Catalysts for Economic Development,” before the Newman Institute Real Estate Forum Roundtable on the Bronx Reborn, at CUNY Baruch College, April 12, 1999.