ASEMFL 2023 Annual Meeting

ASEMFL Annual Meeting, November 3 & 4, 2023

The 2023 ASEMFL Meeting is organized by the ASEMFL Annual Meeting Planning Committee (Hortensia Amaro (chair), Alexander Cartwright, Carolina Cruz-Neira, Angela Laird, Sylvie Naar, Len Pinchuk, Adalio Sanchez, Martin J Sepulveda, Debra Schwinn, Pamela Soltis, José Szapocznik)

We welcome all interested stakeholders (faculty, industry, government professionals, as well as students and other stakeholders) to attend the exciting cadre of the 2023 Annual Meeting presenters.

The Annual Meeting is going to be held at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, 9907 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819. The Annual Meeting hotel is Rosen Shingle Creek®, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32819 | (866) 996-9939 | Reservations (866) 996-6338

The event includes a discussion panel with presidents and CEOs of Florida universities and private sector science companies, a keynote talk, four plenary sessions and a variety of activities for the conference participants to connect with each other. Furthermore, it includes the ASEMFL Board meeting, the ASEMFL Members meeting and the induction of new ASEMFL members. Finally, the event includes (for the first time) presentations by rising starts in science, engineering, and medicine, as well as a poster session by Ph.D. students and post-docs.

The Induction of new ASEMFL members will happen at the beginning of the meeting, November 3, 2023.
To Register for the Annual Meeting go to: REGISTER.

Attendees should call Rosen Shingle Creek’s hotel reservations team at (407) 996-6338, reference Academy of Science, Engineering & Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL) to reserve their guest room. Reservations must be made by October 3, 2023. When making a reservation guests must guarantee the reservation with a valid credit card. A charge of the first night’s room and tax will apply to this credit card, five days prior to the confirmed arrival date. The remaining balance for guests stays will be due on arrival at checkout. We recommend that guests call as soon as possible to make their guestroom reservation.

We encourage you to first choose to reserve rooms at the conference hotel (Rosen Shingle Creek; see above). If rooms are not available at the conference hotel, please consider reserving rooms at the hotels below:
Contact Information:
Natasha Coleman
Events Manager
College of Engineering and Computer Science, UCF
Graduate Student, Post-Doc Poster Session Portal Rising Stars Session Portal

ASEMFL Annual Meeting
(Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4)

November 3, Agenda (Conference Day 1)
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Board Meeting and Breakfast (Room 102R, only for ASEMFL Board members)
  • 10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m Welcome, Hortensia Amaro, Conference Chair and Pamela Soltis, ASEMFL President
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Induction Ceremony for New ASEMFL Members (Room 101)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch (Room 122)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Florida’s University Research and Economic Development Ecosystem (Room 101)
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with University Presidents: Supporting Research and Innovation in Florida: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities (Room 101)
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 1st Plenary Panel and Discussion: New Developments and Emerging AI Technologies: Implications for the Scientific Enterprise (Room 101)
    • Adalio Sanchez, ACI Worldwide, Inc, Introduction
    • Peter Singer, PhD, Strategist & Senior Fellow, New America, The Real Robotics Revolution: Key Questions That Loom
    • Guido Zarrella, Technical Fellow for AI, MITRE Corporation, The Present State of AI Technology: Fact, Fiction, and Regulation
    • Brian Fonseca, Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Florida International University, AI Ethics & Policy Initiatives in Florida
    • Agatha Caraballo, Founding Director of the Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership, Florida International University
    • Document: A Sensible Regulatory Framework for AI Security
    • Panel Discussion led by Brian Fonseca with Peter Singer, Guido Zarrella, Adalio Sanchez
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 2nd Plenary Panel and Discussion: Rising Stars Awards: The Next Generation of Florida Innovators (Room 101)
    Organizer: Angela Laird

  • 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Social Hour and Poster Session: Research Posters by Florida Graduate Students, and Postdocs (Room 124)
  • 8:30 p.m. Dinner on your own
November 4, Agenda (Conference Day 2)

Thank You to Our Institutional Partners