Upcoming events

    • 22 Oct 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

    Inspiring Women


    The 2014 Inspiring Women in STEM Conference will be held on 

    October 22nd at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

    From extraordinary featured speakers to professional development

    workshops to high quality networking, the Inspiring Women in 

    STEM Conference offers an excellent learning opportunity for 

    women at all stages of their careers.

    Join us to be inspired by successful women leaders who will share 

    their wisdom and professional journeys. Learn new skills from experts 

    to advance your career in the laboratory, classroom and boardroom. 

    Engage with your peers in science and technology-based organizations 

    across the region. Connect with STEM (science, technology, 

    engineering and math) education programs to encourage and 

    mentor the next generation.

                      FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Carol Ammon Bio

    Carol Ammon
    Founder & retired CEO
    and Chairman

    Endo Pharmaceuticals

    Amy Ericson

    Amy Ericson
    U.S. President

    Darlene Solomon

    Darlene Solomon, Ph.D.
    Senior Vice President & CTO
    Agilent Technologies

                          Who should attend?

    The Delaware BioScience Association, the Delaware Sustainable 

    Chemistry Alliance and the Technology Forum of Delaware present 

    the Inspiring Women in STEM Conferences and Forums to encourage 

    and support women involved in all aspects of science and technology 

    in their professional lives, including industrial and government 

    scientists and engineers, academic researchers, STEM educators, 

    college students, and entrepreneurs.

                             What to expect?

    The 2014 Inspiring Women in STEM Conference will feature 

    presentations, workshops, panel discussions and audience 

    exercises on a variety of issues facing women in the workplace, 

    including dealing with change, communicating to be heard, career 

    planning, strategic networking, and improving effectiveness. 

    An Exhibitor Showcase will highlight local non-profit organizations in which participants can explore opportunities to serve as volunteers and mentors to inspire the next generation.


    In 2013, the inaugural Inspiring Women in STEM Conference hosted more than 250 attendees from over 70 of the region’s pharmaceutical, chemistry, medical device, biotechnology and IT companies, and universities and research institutions.

    Visit the Inspiring Women in STEM Conference website for the full agenda and session descriptions:

    Register by October 15th:

    $345 for Industry
    (Member of Delaware Bio, DESCA or Tech Forum)

    $545 for Industry (Non-Member)

    $245 for Academic/Government/Non-profit
    (Member of Delaware Bio, DESCA or Tech Forum) 


    $395 Academic/Government/Non-profit (Non-Member)


    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    DuPont Country Club
    1001 Rockland Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19803

    Register Now!

    In order to encourage diversity in the audience members, organizations are limited to

    10 registrations each.


      If you have any questions about the event or
          sponsorship opportunities please contact Britta
     Benson, , 302-294-2208


     Delaware Bio   DESCA   Tech Forum

    • 30 Oct 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Delaware Biotechnology Institute, 15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE 19711

    presents the Leaders in Change for Sustainability program to promote and support sustainability and chemistry in commerce and education

    Sustainability is a broad concept that calls for holistic and systems-wide solutions that are green and profitable, as well as acceptable to society. The Leaders in Change for Sustainability program is designed to educate, engage and move our community towards actions that will enhance our region. The year-long series will offer perspectives from businesses and organizations that are advancing sustainability and leading change at many levels. 

    Agenda for October 30th Inaugural Program:

    7:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks and Featured Speakers
    9:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion

    Featured Speakers:

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons

     US Senator Chris Coons    
    Learn about the bipartisan 
    Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act designed to support sustainable chemistry research, development, technology transfer, commercialization, education, and training through federal grants and loans, targeted studies, partnerships with industry, and interagency coordination.

    Sarah Severn
    Former Senior Director, Stakeholder Partnerships, Sustainable Business & Innovation, Nike Inc.

     Sarah Severn    
    Experience Nike’s 20-year journey of raising awareness, influencing internal organizational change, creating external collaborations and influencing policy. Understand Nike’s key role in initiating climate action, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) coalition, and Businesses for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP).


    Who Should Attend:

    • Business leaders with responsibilities in social responsibility, environmental compliance, supply chain, sustainable product development and marketing, and product stewardship
    • Students, researchers and educators in STEM fields, environmental and natural resource management, public policy, business, communication, and marketing
    • Environmental professionals, community leaders and NGOs
    • Regulatory agencies, municipal government officials in guidance, policy development roles

      What To Expect:

      Speakers in the year-long program will share stories including roadblocks and successes covering topics of importance for our region. Each lecture will be followed by roundtable sessions to enlist change leaders and form learning circles by topic to advance our regions’ sustainability. Upcoming lectures will include:

      • Corporate Responsibility
      • Water Quality
      • Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)
      • Safer Consumer Products (In Me, On Me, Around Me)
      • Soil, Climate, Food Nexus
      Cost: $75 ($25 for Students)



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