Upcoming Conferences

I’ve been invited to speak at the Sixth Annual Biofuels Law and Regulation Conference in Champaign, Illinois on May 2, 2014. I’ll be part of a panel addressing legal and policy issues affecting the commercial development of biofuels. The conference is sponsored by the Energy Biosciences Institute, and the conference is intended to focus on “exploring new ways that biofuel policies can be re-imagined in order to continue promoting growth in the developing biofuel industry.” The conference aims to involve leading academic, scientific, government, and industry experts, with opportunities for in-depth discussion between and among speakers and audience members, and the organizers expect the program will appeal to a variety of stakeholders, from various industry sectors. You can find more information and links for registration at http://www.biofuellawconference.org.

Later in May, I’ll be attending BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, May 12-15, 2014 in Philadelphia. I’ll be presenting a poster on “International Regulation of Industrial Biotechnology”. The BIO World Congress is billed as the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. If you’re attending the conference and would like to meet, please let me know.

Details are also being finalized for another invited talk at a biofuels conference later this spring — I’ll report on that when everything has been worked out. I’ll be reporting on any newsworthy developments or interesting discussions that take place at these meetings, and I’ll certainly be posting my slides and a copy of my poster after each conference.

D. Glass Associates, Inc. is a consulting company specializing in government and regulatory affairs support for renewable fuels and industrial biotechnology. David Glass, Ph.D. is a veteran of over thirty years in the biotechnology industry, with expertise in industrial biotechnology regulatory affairs, U.S. and international renewable fuels regulation, patents, technology licensing, and market and technology assessments. More information on D. Glass Associates’ regulatory affairs consulting capabilities, and copies of some of Dr. Glass’s prior presentations on biofuels and biotechnology regulation, are available at www.slideshare.net/djglass99 and at www.dglassassociates.com. The views expressed in this blog are those of Dr. Glass and D. Glass Associates and do not represent the views of any other organization with which Dr. Glass is affiliated. Please visit our other blog, Biofuel Policy Watch.