The Proud Innovation series highlights the accomplishments of LGBTQIA+ innovators, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who are using their intellectual property to promote advancements and serve as mentors.
This page will be updated with speaker biographies as the event approaches.
(All times ET)
3-3:05 p.m. Program welcome and overview
Sean Wilkerson, Innovation Outreach Program Manager, USPTO
3:05-3:10 p.m. Leadership greetings
3:10-4 p.m. Panel discussion: How to transform your idea into reality
Hear how these innovators are using their experiences and inventions to build a better tomorrow:
Arianna T. Morales, Ph.D., Staff Research Scientist, General Motors R&D Center
Suma Reddy, Co-Founder and CEO, Future Acres
David Taubenheim, Senior Data Scientist, NVIDIA
Theodore ‘TJ’ Ronningen, Ph.D., Chair, Out to Innovate; Research Scientist, Ohio State University (moderator)
4-4:05 p.m. Wrap-up and resources
Sean Wilkerson,Innovation Outreach Program Manager, USPTO
This program is presented by the USPTO's Office of Innovation Outreach. For more information, please contact ProudInnovation@uspto.gov.
The content and opinions shared by our guest speakers during this program are not those of the USPTO, nor are they an endorsement of any persons, products, programs, or policies mentioned during the event.