Eclipse IP Futures Conference is celebrating its 10th anniversary – this year’s event will be BEYOND EXTRAORDINARY!

We will explore:
     – space technologies, longevity, AI, IP and data valuation,
     – with spotlights on entrepreneurs, and
     – engagement with global experts and investors.

What will the next 10 years bring?

Where:  The Umstead, a 5-Star Hotel, 100 Woodland Pond Dr., Cary, NC 
Date: Monday, October 16, 2023, 9am to 5:30pm 
Reception: 5:30pm-8pm, heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
Registration: $850

Background art is inspired by a recent visit to Dubai and exposure to multimedia artist Refik Anadol’s breathtaking AI-generated dynamic exhibition: Unsupervised.

Confirmed Speakers

JiNan Glasgow George
JiNan Glasgow George

Neo IP + Patent Forecast

JiNan Glasgow George is the co-founder of Patent Forecast, founder of Neo IP, along with the Eclipse IP Futures Conference, now in its 10th year. She is is recognized worldwide for her expertise in intellectual property and is the IP Expert in Residence at High Point University.

Space Tech

Stan Shull

Alliance Velocity

Stan Shull is a space industry analyst, consultant and Managing Director at Alliance Velocity, LLC. He advises space and software companies on market development, business strategy and partnerships. He has worked on multiple satellite programs, including NASA’s Space Station.

Lisa Rich


Lisa Rich is a successful serial entrepreneur, investor, strategist and communicator. She is Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Xplore, a commercial space services company.

Sassie Duggleby
Sassie Duggleby

Venus Aerospace

Sarah (Sassie) Duggleby is the Co-founder and CEO of Venus Aerospace, a startup building the world’s first space plane flying at hypersonic speeds. Before launching Venus, Sassie was a Launch Systems Engineering and Mission Management Consultant at Virgin Orbit. 

Daniel Doulton

Solaris Suborbital

Daniel Doulton is the CEO of Solaris Suborbital, an aerospace R&D company designing and operating third-generation solar gliders. Daniel works at the intersection of AI, telecommunications, mobile, and aerospace, and has scaled startups to over $100 million.


Reuben Schooler

Health Professional

Reuben Schooler is a highly regarded yoga teacher and Ayurvedic expert based in the vibrant city of Raleigh, North Carolina. With a profound dedication to the principles of holistic wellness, his teachings emphasize the art of balanced living to foster longevity and optimal health.

AI & Data

SallyAnn DellaCasa


SallyAnn DellaCasa is Ceo & Chief Identity Hacker of GLEAC, the world’s first NFT of an Industry Expert’s time aka Lovely Human. Her life’s work is about inclusion into networks of opportunity and the signaling of human skills such as creative thinking, communication, judgment and decision-making. 

Teena Piccione


Teena Piccione is Global Transformation & Operations Executive at Google , a DEI champion, Founding Member of CHIEF, on the Board of Advisors at Kenan Institute, and Digital Transformation Advisor for the State of North Carolina.

Fernando Murias

Digital Global Systems

Fernando Murias is Chairman & CEO at Digital Global Systems Inc, a company shaping the future of wireless with technology designed for Radio Frequency infrastructure, monitoring and analysis. 

ocean Tech

Carlos Fonts Jr


Carlos A. Fonts, Jr. is the co-founder of  SEADAR™, along with his father, Carlos Fonts, Senior. SEADAR™  is  breakthrough technology focused on underwater radar, extending the capabilities and benefits of active electromagnetic sensing to marine environments. 

Carlos Fonts Sr


Carlos Fonts Sr Is the Co-founder of SEADAR™, along with his son, Carlos A. Fonts, Junior, as well as Owner of Nortam Capital, LLC, based in Dallas.  He is of Cuban origins and a participant in The Bay of Pigs invasion.

Environmental ImPact

James Gaspard

Biochar Now

James Gaspard is the Founder and CEO of Biochar Now LLC. Biochar Now LLC is a leader and innovator in the biochar industry and the carbon removal space. His career in start-ups, mid-size and Fortune 1000 companies gives him a unique perspective on all aspects of a company’s life-cycle from birth,

Ginny King


Virginia (Ginny) King is a geologist with over 33 years of global experience in the environmental field and is the subject matter expert (SME) for Natural Capital at Stantec. She has extensive experience in designing and executing natural capital strategies to achieve corporate ESG, sustainability and biodiversity domestically and globally.

Caryn Kopp

Kopp Consulting

Caryn Kopp is the Founder and Chief Door Opener® at Kopp Consulting, and co-author of the Amazon best-seller, Biz Dev Done Right. Kopp Consulting has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list three times and named one of the 50 Leading Companies by Silicon Review.

John Hardin

NC Office of Science, Technology & Innovation

As Executive Director, John’s team is responsible for creating initiatives to catalyze the transformation of the North Carolina economy by leveraging research & development, science, innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology-based economic development.


Dr. Armen Sarkissian

Armen Vardani Sarkissian, PhD is the former President of Armenian, physicist, investor, businessman, and computer scientist who served as the 4th president of Armenia from 2018 to 2022. He also served as Prime Minister of Armenia from 1996 to 1997.