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Skoll World Forum 2013

9 - 12 April 2013, Oxford, United Kingdom

View Richard Jefferson's 'Innovation Cartography' presentation at the New Theatre (available as video and audio). The theme for this 10th Anniversary of the Forum is Disruption - exploring ways in which social innovators are able to shift the status quo as they drive solutions for the people, communities and environments they serve.

20th Biennial Meeting of The New Zealand Branch of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology

25 - 28 February 2013, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

The conference is organized by the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) - New Zealand Chapter and supported by Plant& Food Research. The Organizing committee is developing a programme covering diverse research areas of plant biotechnology. A number of leading scientists will be invited to update the progress and directions in different research areas at the conference. Richard will be giving a keynote speech at this event, and Osmat is also invited to run a workshop as the speaker.

Science and Technology Society Forum - Annual Meeting 2012

7-9 October 2012, Kyoto, Japan

The Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum holds an annual meeting starting on the first Sunday of October every year, in Kyoto, Japan. The forum gathers top leaders from different constituencies: policymakers, business executives, scientists and researchers, media from all over the world to create a global human network based on trust and providing a framework for open discussions regarding the further progress of science and technology for the benefit of humankind. Invited by the STS, Richard will attend the forum to share his expertise in Open Innovation in Science and Technology.

Programme Advisory Committee Meeting - Regional Center for Biotechnology of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

27-28 September 2012, Delhi, India

Established by the department of Biotechonology, Governement of Indian under an agreement with UNESCO. Regional Center for Biotechnology (RCB) is designed to be a center of excellence in biotechnology with intimate contributions from the countries of the region and academic institutions from the rest of the world. Prof. Richard Jefferson is invited to give a presentation titled as 'Disruption by Design: Biological Open Source, its origins and its future' on the 2nd Meeting of the Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) of RCB to help the center shaping the strategy planning for academic and research programmes.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012 - Creating the Future Economy

11-13 September 2012, Tianjin, China

The annual meeting of the New Champions provides a platform for the rising generation of global leaders from business and society to contribute to broader policy discussions and engage with the world's top business executives. It has become the foremost global business gathering in Asia.  Cambia's CEO, Richard Jefferson attended this three-day meeting as a social entrepreneur of Schwab Foundation.  He acted as 'Rapporteur' for the session of 'The 7 Billion Challenge' and speaker  for the discussion session of ' From Patent Wars to Solutions'.

World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda

10-11 October 2011, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This two-day summit in Abu Dhabi brings together members of the World Economic Forums network of Global Agenda Councils from over 80 countries.  The global experts will identify the latest trends and explore risks on the uniquely designed topics such as food security, climate change, financial stability and geopolitical risk. Richard is on his third term on the Global Agenda Council on the Intellectual Property System, with over a dozen other thought leaders in IP, and will be working to increase transparency and equity in the system.


CBSG Workshop on Open Source Biotech

4 October 2011, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Invited by Centre for Society and Genomics in the Netherlands, Richard Jefferson will attend the Centre for BioSystems Genomics (CBSG) workshop on Open Souce Biotech as the Keynote speaker at Wageningen University.   Richard will be presenting Cambia's experience with Biological Open Source, our views on open sourced research and technology  and  life sciences enabled innovation and how equitable innovation for negelected opportunities or weak market signals can only be achieved through patents  being a key part of a new standard of open, transparent and public, global innovation cartography.

CBSG Centre for Society and Genomics International Network Conference

29-30 September 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The International Network Conference on Ethical and Social Aspects for IPRs for the Life Sciences- Agrifood and Health,  is organized by Centre for Society and Genomics of the Netherlands and held on the 29-30 September 2011 in Brussels.   Richard Jefferson is invited to give The Keynote Lecture, titled "Beyond BIOS:  Innovation Cartography as a Systemic response to System Dysfunction".  In the presentation, he will outline the origins of and lessons from Cambia's work, including the BIOS initiative and Patent Lens, and the steps necessary to create a disruptive open global platform to render the innovation system transparent, understandable and navigable, and to create a system of equitable access to the Zeroth Human Right: 'freedom to innovate'.

skoll The Skoll World Forum

March 30 - April 1 2011, Oxford UK

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier, international platform for accelerating entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues. Richard will be presenting in a session on "Systems Innovation: Breaking Barriers to Large-Scale Change"

Illahee logo The Illahee Lectures

March 28, 2011, Portland, USA

The theme for the 2011 Ilahee Lectures is "Searching for Solutions: Innovation for Public Good". Richard will be presenting his ideas on innovation cartography and its role in enabling innovation.

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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011 - Shared Norms for the new Reality

26-30 January 2011, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos is the premier gathering of global leaders in politics and business. Cambia's Founder Richard Jefferson attended his sixth Annual Meeting as a Social Entrepreneur, participating and presenting as a thought leader in agriculture, innovation, science and intellectual property.
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gcf Global Competitiveness Forum

22 - 25 January 2011, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Richard Jefferson was invited to speak at the 5th Annual Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF). The forum is an annual meeting of committed doers courageous enough to believe that anything is possible. All areas of the competitiveness agenda (and those that aren’t but should be) whether its innovation human resources, sustainability, international trade, poverty, globalization, productivity, KBIs, SMEs, FDI, water, food, micro, macro –whatever- it can stand to be revisited with the unflappable commitment to possibility.

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Summit on the Global Agenda

29 November - 1 December 2010, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

During this three-day Summit, over 700 participants engage in interactive workshops and sessions to set priorities for the most compelling ideas to improve the state of the world and identify the latest trends, risks and innovative solutions to address the world’s challenges. Richard Jefferson was named to the 2010 Global Agenda Council on Intellectual Property, Chaired by  Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO, and includes Tony Taubman, Director of IP for the World Trade Organization (both members of Cambia's IOI Advisory Council) and David Kappos, Director of USPTO.

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"Summer Davos", the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions

13-15 September 2010, Tianjin, China

The meeting's theme was sustainable growth and over 1,000 leaders from business, government and civil society will meet to discuss ways to drive this forward. Richard Jefferson, Cambia's founder and a long time Social Entrepreneur of the Schwab Foundation was a discussion leader in a Workshop on Open Innovation.

sci_foo Science Foo Camp

July 30 - August 1, 2010, California

Nature, O'Reilly Media and Google collaborated to host the fifth annual SciFoo (Science Foo Camp) at Googleplex, Mountain View, California. Richard Jefferson and Nat Torkington from Cambia attended, learning and provoking with new ideas around innovation cartography and hologenomics.

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World Economic Forum Global Redesign Summit

May 30-31 2010, Doha Qatar

The Global Redesign Summit in Doha built on the work of WEF's Global Agenda Councils (GAC), including the GAC on Intellectual Property, chaired by Francis Gurry, with Richard Jefferson as vice-Chair in Dubai, November 2009.


Consortium for Science & Policy Outcomes: The Rightful Place of Science?

May 16-19 2010, Tempe Arizona

The Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University is an intellectual network aimed at enhancing the contribution of science and technology to society. Cambia is an 'exemplar' of science as a social enterprise making systemic impacts in innovation system equity.  Jefferson was awarded the inaugural CSPO Prize.

skoll The Skoll World Forum

April 14-16th 2010, Oxford UK

Richard Jefferson was on a panel on Climate Change, Societal Demand & Food Security at The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, the world's premier gathering of social entrepreneurs.

economist The Economist Innovation Summit: Fresh Thinking for the Ideas Economy

March 23/24 2010, Berkeley CA

Richard Jefferson spoke on a Panel chaired by Kenneth Cukier, featuring Creative Commons CEO and Cambia Director Joichi Ito, John Kao, and Annalee Saxenian from iSchool, UC Berkeley.
Watch a video of the panel on the economist events website