Regional Meeting | Industrial Research Institute
Coming to your neighborhood...
IRI regional meetings provide R&D professionals the ability to strengthen relationships and discuss pressing topics chosen by the group - in your own neighborhood! IRI's regional meeting in Houston, TX, gives you more face-to-face interaction with your local peers.
HOUSTON REGIONAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
Proposed Agenda (subject to change)
3:30–5:30: Tour: Boeing CST-100 and NASA Johnson Space Center Vehicle Mockup Facility
5:30–6:30: Facilitated Discussion: How to create an "Innovation Hub" or "Technology Cluster" in a diverse, sprawling city. A moderator will lead a 60 minute "lightning round" to discuss your pre-submitted questions. (Please submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org)
WHEN & WHERE
September 24, 2015
NASA Johnson Space Center, Gilruth Center
Houston, TX 77058
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
IMPORTANT ATTENDEE INFORMATION
For security reasons, all attendees must be registered by Monday September 7, 2015. If you think you might attend, it is best to register as soon as possible to secure your spot!
All attendees must provide the following to attend the tours:
- Full name as it appears on your driver's license
- State of driver's license issue
- Company affiliation
- Foreign national attendees must submit a copy of their passport and green card
Dress code: all attendees must wear closed toe, flat shoes. Pants must be worn - you will be climbing into a space capsule, so no dresses or skirts allowed.
Directions to the Gilruth Center.
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Gilruth Center at NASA
Space Center Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77058
Traveling North on I45, take the NASA Rd. 1 exit and turn right at the light. Drive straight and access the NASA Rd 1 bypass. Continue in the left lane until you reach Space Center Blvd where you will be turning left. (You will see the Hilton and Clear Lake on the right). Do not turn into the first gate for JSC, but go straight to the second turn in, which will be the Gilruth Center. It has a low profile sign at the entrance and ball parks on each side of the driveway. It is best to park at the back of the lot as the doors you will need to enter are on that side. You will recognize it by the covered passenger drop off area. The banquet room will be directly on your left as you enter the building.