Final Conference Program:
Day 1 – Monday, 11 July 2011

Venue: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford

Future Meetings Committee Meeting

Future Meetings Committee Report to the THA Board
Triple Helix Association Executive Committee Meeting
Stanford university tour
This optional free tour covers the central campus, including: The Main Quad, Memorial Church, Science & Engineering Quad and White Plaza (70 minutes).
See for details.
Visitor Center,
295 Galvez Street,
Registration and lunch
The registration desk will remain open until 17:00. Sandwich buffet will be available in the lobby.
McCaw Hall Lobby
Conference lead-in event ‘Silicon Valley 101’
This multi-lecture introductory event will provide a thorough analysis of key features, history and current developments of Silicon Valley, by distinguished scholars and practitioners from different professional backgrounds. Each speaker will have an 18- minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion. 

Convener: Prof. Henry Etzkowitz, Senior Researcher, H-STAR Institute, Stanford University

14.00-14.28 Doug Henton, Chairman and CEO of Collaborative Economics – Advisors to Civic Entrepreneurs, and strategic advisor to the California Economic Strategy Panel.
“Evolution of the Silicon Valley Habitat”.

14.28-14.56 James Williams, President of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) and Professor Emeritus of History, De Anza College, Cupertino, California.
“The early electrical and radio industries in the San Francisco Bay Area as the foundation for emergence of Silicon Valley in post-WWII years.”

14.56-15.06 Break

15.06-15.34 Martin Kenney, Professor, University of California, Davis; Senior Project Director, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, University of California, Berkeley; West Coast editor for Research Policy.
“The History and Development of Venture Capital in the San Francisco Bay Area”.

15.34-16.02 Burton Lee, Lecturer in European Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Stanford School of Engineering, and Managing Director of Innovarium Ventures
“Understanding Silicon Valley Through Comparisons with European Innovation Ecosystems”

16.02-16.30 Marguerite Gong Hancock, Associate Director of the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE), Stanford University
“Silicon Valley 5.0?”

McCaw Hall
Tea/Coffee break
Inaugural session

17.00-17.30 Musical overture by Saint Michael Trio (violinist Daniel Cher, cellist Michel Flexer, pianist Russell Hancock)
The inaugural session will start with a musical moment brought to you by a highly acclaimed virtuoso group of musicians with thriving careers in Silicon Valley’s high tech sector. They have a broad repertoire that spans the classics to contemporary, including the jazz greats and their own arrangements of popular and even rock tunes. In 2008 the group was named ‘Musicians in Residence’ at Menlo College, where they teach master classes and provide a stream of community musical events. In 2010 they were named Affiliated Artists at Notre Dame de Namur University, where they also maintain a regular concert schedule.

17.30-18.50 Welcome addresses

Chair: Keith Devlin, Executive Director, H-STAR Institute, Stanford University
Welcome and introduction to H-STAR and Media X

- Russell Hancock, President & CEO of Joint Venture – Silicon Valley Network
Silicon Valley: Collaborating to Compete
- Henry Etzkowitz, President Triple Helix Association and Senior Researcher, H-STAR Institute, Stanford University
Triple Helix Innovation Systems: The dialectic between structural homology and cultural specificity
- Loet Leydesdorff, Vice-President Triple Helix Association and Professor, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Triple Helix, Quadruple Helix, …, and an N-tuple of Helices: Explanatory Models for Analyzing the Knowledge-based Economy?
- Jose Manuel Carvalho de Mello, Vice-President Triple Helix Association and Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
From “Sabato’s Triangle” to the Triple Helix
- Marina Ranga, Chair, TH9 Scientific Committee and Senior Researcher, H-STAR Institute, Stanford University
Triple Helix 9 Conference – Replicable Model or Unique Anomaly?

McCaw Hall
Oxford-style debate: “This house believes that Silicon Valley is a relevant innovation model for other regions in the world”

Chair: Marina Ranga, Senior Researcher, H-STAR Institute, Stanford University

Team defending the motion (Affirmative team):
- Proposer: Stephen Adams, Associate Professor of Management, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, Salisbury University, US Center for the American West, Stanford University
- Proposer’s Seconder: Eoin P O’Neill, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Trinity Research and Innovation Trinity College, Dublin

Team against the motion (Negative team):
- Opposer: Margaret Pugh O’Mara, Assistant Professor of History, University of Washington, US
- Opposer’s Seconder: Paul Van Dun, General Manager of K.U.Leuven Research & Development, Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), and Managing Director of Gemma Frisius-Fonds K.U.Leuven nv, Belgium

The debate
The Chair announces the debate motion and the Rules for Debate in Oxford Style (simplified rules are applied). Then the Chair calls on the debate teams to present their standpoints. The Proposer speaks first, followed by the Opposer. Then the Proposer’s Seconder speaks, followed by the Opposer’s Seconder. Each speaker has 10 minutes. The objective of the Affirmative team is to set out convincing arguments that support a ‘yes’ response to the motion. The objective of the Negative Team is to refute the points made by the Affirmative Team through the use of convincing arguments. After the debate teams interventions, the Chair opens the floor for audience discussion. This part of the debate is open to anyone in the audience and lasts for approximately 15 minutes. Each audience member may speak for max. 1 min and only once until all interested participants have spoken. At the end of the audience discussion, the Chair invites the audience to vote for the debate team which has put forth the most convincing arguments. The audience votes by secret paper ballot. Paper ballots will be distributed to the audience for the vote and the result will be announced at the Welcome Reception. The vote and collection of paper ballots will last for approximately 5 minutes. To conclude the debate, the Chair announces whether the motion is carried (Proposer win, majority of votes ‘for’) or defeated (Opposer win, majority of votes ‘against’) by saying “I declare this motion carried or defeated.”

McCaw Hall
Welcome reception Ford Gardens
Relax after a long day and enjoy the buffet and Californian wines in an open-air reception in the elegant Ford Gardens! Let yourself be carried away by the magic of a live performance by Opera San Jose artists (20.00 – 20.30) and dance to the tunes of the live music band Tenorio & Jones, who will perform an eclectic collection of songs, from Jazz to Alternative Rock (20.30-22.00). 

This is the end of the first conference day, and the best is yet to come!

Ford Gardens
Triple Helix Conference I Amsterdam, 1996 II New York, 1998 III Rio de Janeiro, 2000 IV Copenhagen, 2002 V Turin, 2005 VI Singapore, 2007 VII Glasgow, 2009 VIII Madrid, 2010 IX Stanford, 2011 X Indonesia, 2012 XI London, 2013
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