17th International Conference on Business Incubation

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The industry’s best and brightest gathered in Atlanta April 25-28, 2004, for the world’s largest gathering of business incubation professionals. NBIA’s 18th International Conference on Business Incubation was the place to be for access to cutting-edge industry information.

With over 60 conference sessions, meetings and roundtable discussions, attendees were able to interact and network with colleagues from around the globe. The 2004 conference was one of NBIA’s largest and included representatives from throughout the world.

NBIA welcomed more than 620 attendees representing 38 different countries. Thirty-three percent of attendees were from outside the United States, and forty-four percent were attending an NBIA conference for the first time.

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  • The Networking Dinner and Opening Reception on Sunday night allowed attendees to get a head start on their networking while enjoying delicious Southern-style food and beautiful desserts.

  • Keynote addresses by Della Clark on Monday and Charles Brewer on Tuesday inspired and entertained the morning crowds.

  • Monday’s 2004 NBIA Incubation Awards Ceremony showcased excellence from incubator clients and graduates as well as the incubators themselves.

  • One of this year’s conference hosts, Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), welcomed attendees to tours at two of its incubator facilities. Attendees saw state-of-the-art programs and their clients at ATDC at Technology Square and ATDC’s Bioscience Incubator.

  • Browsing the Exhibit Area, NBIA Connecting Point and NBIA Bookstore was the pastime of choice during breaks between conference events.

  • During Tuesday’s lunch, the Venture Capital Showcase provided a look inside the minds of venture capital professionals.

  • Coca-Cola was on everybody’s mind at Tuesday evening’s International Reception. The World of Coca-Cola Museum hosted NBIA attendees for a look at the history and future of this popular drink.

The NBIA staff was pleased to welcome all of you who attended the 2004 conference and look forward to seeing you again at future events!

If you missed the 2004 conference, or if you were there and missed some sessions you really wanted to attend, make sure you don’t miss out on the learning! Audio recording service company Dreamline Productions recorded all sessions and keynote addresses on cassette tape and compact disc. Click here for ordering information.

Thanks to our hosts

NBIA would like to thank hosts ATDC and Intelligent Systems Incubator for their hard work in making our 2004 conference a success. Staff members from these two programs worked tirelessly to provide on-site support for the conference.


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