SPECIAL SESSIONS

Evening Session: Spintronics - Present & Future

Wednesday, November 8
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Chair: Liesl Folks, University at Buffalo

From Stern-Gerlach Experiment to Spin-orbit Torque, the Unending Saga of Spin
Chia-Ling Chien, Johns Hopkins University

When SOC and Topology in Low Dimensions Lead to Novel Directions in Spintronics
Albert Fert, CNRS

Spin on Integrated Circuits
Hideo Ohno, RIEC Tohoku University

These talks will not only review major discoveries since the birth of the “spin” concept approximately 90 years ago, but will also summarize the latest scientific and technological developments and provide a comprehensive perspective on new research directions and future applications of spintronics.

Tutorial: Terahertz Magnetism

Monday, November 6, 2017
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Chair: Suzanne G.E. te Velthuis, Argonne National Laboratory

Fundamental Theory of THz Magnetism
Di Xiao, Carnegie Mellon University

Probing and Controlling Spin Dynamics by Terahertz Waves
Tobias Kampfrath, Max Planck Society

Advancing Terahertz Technology Using Spin Dynamics
Hyunsoo Yang, National University of Singapore

Secrets for Highly Effective Communications

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Chair: Atsufumi Hirohata, University of York

No skill contributes more consistently, and more meaningfully, to professional achievement than the ability to shape thinking and secure support through communication. The simple truth is, those who communicate clearly, crisply and convincingly outperform and out progress those who don’t. In this fast-paced, no-nonsense session, the experts from Ninja Communications, Dan Agan and Joe Schreiber, reveal the secrets professionals use to amp up and ramp up communications success. Click here to view a brief video about this session.


Presenter Biographies
Daniel C. Agan, Co-founder & Principal, Ninja Communications

Dan Agan unleashes organizational and individual success as a branding, communications and business strategist, counselor and consultant. As senior vice president of Programming and Marketing for the PBS television network, he helped vision and lead the transformation of educational television into a billion dollar information and entertainment juggernaut viewed by over 90% of US households. During his four-year tenure as senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing for publicly-traded software company Excalibur Technologies, he masterminded a ten-fold increase in revenue, and a 14-fold increase in stock price, and played a central role in Excalibur’s reverse merger with a division of Intel Corporation to create the new company, Convera Corporation, for which he served as Chief Marketing Officer. He has been both a reporter and a corporate spokesperson, and has authored and delivered untold numbers of strategic messages, speeches, presentations and pitches. Through workshops, consulting assignments and media coaching engagements, he has helped thousands of professionals craft and convey communications that motivate people to sit up, listen up, and act. A frequent conference speaker, Agan has also lectured on branding, entrepreneurship and strategic communications at leading universities, among them the Harvard University Graduate School of Business, the M.I.T. Enterprise Forum, the George Washington University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Joseph B. Schreiber, Co-founder & Principal, Ninja Communications

Joe Schreiber is a communications strategist and 30-year veteran network TV producer blazing a trail for storytelling in the digital age. He helped launch and produce NBC’s George Michael Sports Machine, which aired for 23-years and pioneered the human-interest storytelling that spawned the cable sports networks of today. Along the way, Schreiber landed 11 Emmy® awards. His commitment to staying ahead of new media trends, utilizing state of the art technology, and affecting audiences through artful storytelling are the bedrocks of his interests today. He is co-founder of 3 Penny Films, which has produced over 60 programs for national and regional cable networks, and serves as managing partner of IPAK, Inc., for which he has produced numerous award-winning commercial campaigns, documentaries, and content marketing videos. Since leaving NBC, he has earned five Telly® awards and two Emmys®. As Ninja’s co-founder, Schreiber draws upon the thousands of film and television interviews he conducted all over the world and his unique experiences and perspectives as a storyteller to share the proven communications techniques and strategies that move audiences. He is a 1982 graduate of Boston College and a 2008 inductee of the Greater Washington Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Meet the Experts Panel

Thursday, November 9
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

You must register in advance to attend this event as registration will be limited. Click here for more information.