Date: November 9, 2016Location: Sheraton Brookhollow3000 North Loop West FrwyHouston, TX 7709210:45-11:30 Registration: Sheraton Brookhollow11:30-12:00 Lunch12:00-1:00 SpeakerTopic: TMC's Next Opportunity: Building a Life Science EcosystemSpeaker: Shawn Cloonan, Executive VP and General Counsel of the TMCDescription: The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the largest medical complex in the world and is at the forefront of advancing life sciences. Shawn Cloonan will provide an overview and update on the progress of the TMC3 Innovation Campus, the TMC's new vision for playing a greater role in promoting research collaboration and innovation among its members. The proposed TMC3 Innovation Campus would include corporate offices and shared research and lab facilities, as well as centers focused on health policy, innovation, and clinical trials. The walkable campus and the surrounding perimeter would be home to restaurants, movie theaters, retail, and housing. The most iconic part of the project would be a helix-shaped park, intended to evoke the imagery of DNA, that would connect the different wings of the facility. The park would be elevated and allow pedestrians and cyclists a look downward into lab buildings and a plaza below, which would feature regular programming for the community. The TMC3 Innovation Campus will enhance Houston's reputation for innovation and provide a significant contribution to Houston's construction industry.Shawn Cloonan serves as Executive VP and General Counsel of the TMC. He is responsible for all legal aspects of the TMC and oversees the TMC's business operations for leasing, parking and hospitality. Prior to joining the TMC, Mr. Cloonan was an attorney with Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. and Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts - Magna Cum Laude in government from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors from The University of Texas School of Law. In 2013, Mr. Cloonan was honored to receive the Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Award.
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