“Give Up or Get Up?” Key Note Speaker. Women’s Forum Education Fund, Fall Fanfare. September 28, 2015.

“Engineering Biology for a Sustainable Future.”  Speaker. C&EN 2015 Virtual Symposium,  Advances in Drug Discovery & Development. September 16, 2015.

“Genome Engineering & Society”, Moderator, Panel Discussion. 4th Annual Sc2.0 & Synthetic Genomes Conference. July 16-17, 2015.

“Engineering Biology for Science and Industry: On the Promise and Challenges of Engineering Biology”, Executive Summary. July 14-15, 2015.

“The Century of Engineering Biology: A New Innovation Narrative”, Speaker.  Bank of America – Next Big Thing. May 4, 2015.

“Engineering Biology for Science & Industry: Accelerating Progress”, Executive Summary. April 17, 2015.

“Sitting on a Can of Miracles”, Speaker. TechonomyBio 2015. Mountain View, CA. March 25, 2015.

“Synthetic Biology: A Challenge for US Leadership”, Moderator, Panel Presentation. Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy. December 9, 2014.

“The Next Revolution Will Be Biologized” Speaker. Techonomy Conference. Half Moon Bay, CA. November 10, 2014. View video.

“A Century for Biology: Opportunities and Challenges” Keynote Address. Livingston Securities Annual Life Science Stakeholders Summit. October 2, 2014.

“A New Era of Clinical Diagnostics – How the Business Model is Changing” Keynote Presentation. BTIG Emerging Technologies in Healthcare Diagnostics. September 29, 2014.


Techonomy Bio Conference

“Engineering Biology to Address Global Challenges” Speaker. Techonomy Conference. Mountain View, CA. June 17, 2014.

“Sustainability Initiative: Strategic Recommendations & Plan” Co-Author. Co-funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Synberc. June, 2014.

Industrial Biotechnology, 2014

“The Promise and Challenge of Engineering Biology in the United States” Author. Industrial Biotechnology. June 5, 2014.

“Engineering Biology to Address Global Problems: Synthetic Biology Markets, Needs, and Applications” Co-Author. Industrial Biotechnology. June 5, 2014.

Nancy J Kelley - MCC Commencement


“Reimagining the Future” (video) Commencement Speaker. Manchester Community College. Manchester, CT. May 29, 2014. View PDF.

“Sustainability Plan Update” Speaker. Synberc 2014 Spring Symposium. University of California at Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. March 2014.

“Synthetic Biology: Beyond Medical Genomics Towards the Next Frontier of Science” Moderator. NYC Tech Connect Riverside Chat Speaker Series. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. February 4, 2014.

Nancy J. Kelley, JD, MPP. President & CEO, Nancy J. Kelley Associates
Jef Boeke, PhD. Director, Institute for Systems Genetics, NYU Langone Medical Center
Andrew Hessel, PhD. Distinguished Researcher, Autodesk
Paula Olsiewski, PhD. Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

“Synthetic Biology Strategic Planning Session” Speaker and Sponsor. Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport. Synberc. Chicago, Il. January 21, 2014.


“Final Report: Building the Future with Biology; Sustainability Initiative – Initial Findings and Recommendations” Co-Author. Co-funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Synberc. January, 2014.

“Progress Report: Overview of Synthetic Biology – Markets and Community” Speaker. Synberc 2013 Fall Symposium. The Stata Center at MIT. Cambridge, MA. September 29, 2013.

“Stranger Visions: The DNA You Leave Behind” Speaker. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Washington, DC. June 3, 2013.

Dr. Todd Kuiken, PhD. Synthetic Biology Project
Eleonore Pauwels, PhD. Synthetic Biology Project
Other Speakers:
Heather Dewey Hagborg, BA, MPS. Information Artist and PhD Candidate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sonia M. Suter, JD. Professor, George Washington University Law School

“Filling the Pipeline: An Overview of the Trends and Policies that will Influence Drug Development” Speaker. Plenary Session. Life Sciences Summit. New York, NY. December 13, 2012.

Ron Cohen, MD. President and Chief Executive Officer, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
Nancy J. Kelley, JD, MPP. Founding Executive Director, New York Genome Center
John McKew, PhD. Chief, Therapeutics Development Branch, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NCATS, NIH
Mark J. Simon, MBA. Advisor, Torreya Partners

“NYGC: Collaboration for Life (SM) – Transforming Healthcare Through Genomics” Speaker. Conference: Faster Cures: Partnering for a Cure. New York, NY. November 28, 2012.

Inaugural Illumina Symposia: Understanding Your Genome. Invited Participant. San Diego, CA. October 22, 2012.

Bloomberg Conference

Bloomberg Healthcare Conference

“The Next Game-Changer in Health Care” Speaker. Bloomberg Healthcare Innovations Conference. New York, NY. October 10, 2012.

Nancy J. Kelley, JD, MPP. Founding Executive Director, New York Genome Center
Mitch Higashi, PhD. Chief Economist, GE Healthcare
William J. Kridel, JD. Jr. Managing Director, Ferghana Partners Group

“Collaboration for Improved Patient Outcomes” Keynote Speaker. Conference: Applying Next Generation Sequencing, Delivering Genomes at Exponential Rates. Cambridge Healthtech Institute. Providence, RI. August 13, 2012.

“The $1,000 Genome Revolution” Speaker. Co-sponsored by the New York Biotechnology Association and the American Chemical Society. New York, NY. June 7, 2012.

Nancy J. Kelley, JD MPP. Founding Executive Director, New York Genome Center
David Darst, MBA. Biotechnology Analyst, Orbimed
David Ferreiro, MS, PhD. Executive Director and Sr. Life Science Analyst, Oppenheimer

“The Right Medicine for the Right Person at the Right Time” Speaker. US Healthcare & Life Sciences Conference. New York, NY. June 6, 2012.

John Crowley, JD, MBA. Chairman and Chief Executive Office, Amicus Therapeutics
Geno Germano, BS. President and General Manager, Specialty Care and Oncology, Pfizer Inc.
Nancy J. Kelley, JD, MPP. Founding Executive Director, New York Genome Center
Edward Michael, JD. Executive Vice President, Diagnostics, Abbott Laboratories
Andrew Jack, MPP. Pharmaceuticals Correspondent, Financial Times


Eric Schadt and Nancy J. Kelley speaking at the NYBA conference.

“A Unique Collaborative Ecosystem Designed to Deliver Personalized Medicine” Moderator. New York Biotechnology Association 21st Annual Meeting. New York, NY. May 2, 2012.

Herb Pardes, MD. President, New York Presbyterian Hospital. Vice Chairman, New York Genome Center
Chris Sander, PhD. Chair, Computational Biology Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Eric Schadt, PhD. Director, Institute for Genomics and Multi-scale Biology. Chair, Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences
James C. and James W. Crystal Professor of Genomatics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Partnering for Cures

NYGC Launch Event

Launch of The New York Genome Center, Nov 2011

“Biomedical Breakthrough” Speaker and Invited Guest. The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC. New York, NY. December 2, 2011.

Nancy J Kelley at NYGC Launch

Launch of the New York Genome Center

Launch of The New York Genome Center. “Transforming Science and Healthcare” and “Academic/Private Collaboration” Sponsor and Speaker. New York, NY. November 3, 2011.

Thomas P. Maniatis, PhD. Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics,
Columbia University Medical Center
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD. President, The Rockefeller University
Herbert Pardes, MD. President, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Vice Chairman, New York Genome Center
Nancy J. Kelley, JD, MPP. Founding Executive Director, New York Genome Center
Jay T. Flatley. President & Chief Executive Officer, Illumina Inc.
Jacques Banchereau, PhD. Chief Scientific Officer, Roche Nutley, Roche

“The Changing Face of Bioscience Real Estate” Author. Bio-IT World. May 18, 2010.


Elements, 2007: Annual Review and Analysis of Real Estate Trends in Life Science Industry. Editor and Chief Researcher. Follow on to Alchemy Report. Published by Colliers International. 2007.

“Launch of Nature Network Boston” Speaker and Sponsor. Museum of Sciences, Science Park. Boston, MA. June 6, 2006.

“Beyond the Genome” Invited Participant. Horizon Symposia, Nature Publishing group. May 5-7, 2005.

“Building Centers of Excellence in Translational Medicine” Author. Bio-IT World, June 2005.

Sustaining Greater Boston

Sustaining Greater Boston’s Life Sciences Leadership Co-Author. Published by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Spring, 2005.

“Translational Medicine Research Facilities” Speaker. Tradelines Conference. 2005.

Launch of Alchemy. Sponsor and Speaker. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. San Francisco, CA. June 7, 2004.


Alchemy, 2004: Annual Review and Analysis of Real Estate Trends in the Life Science Industry. Editor, Senior Vice President and Managing Director. Spaulding & Slye Colliers and Colliers International. First of its kind Global Life Sciences Real Estate Report intended to assist decision makers from biotech and pharmaceutical companies along with research and health care institutions, to speed scientific advances from bench to bedside. 2004.

“Recognizing Excellence in Applied Research” Sponsor and Speaker. Scientific Panel Presentation, The Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA. March 17, 2004.

Judah Folkman, MD. Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital
Alfred Lewis Goldberg, MD, PhD. Harvard Medical School.
Steven H. Holzman, PhD. Infinity Pharmaceuticals
Kenneth I. Kaitin, PhD. Tufts University
Thomas P. Maniatis, PhD. Harvard University.
Adam Smith, PhD. Nature Review Drug Discovery

Proclamation from the Board of Selectmen, Town of Belmont, to Nancy Kelley. April 26, 2000.

Mclean Review

McLean Hospital Review

Review of McLean Hospital’s Redevelopment Proposal by the Consultant Team to the Town of Belmont’s McLean Hospital Land Use Task Force. Chair, McLean Hospital Land Use Task Force. February 26, 1999.

Preliminary Review of McLean Hospital’s Redevelopment Proposal by the Consultant Team to the Town of Belmont’s McLean Hospital Land Use Task Force. Chair, McLean Hospital Land Use Task Force. May 22, 1998.

“The Ethical Implications of Genetic Engineering: Choices at the Crossroads of Biomedical Research and the Law” Speaker. The Jackson Laboratory. Bar Harbor, ME. August 17, 1994.

“Interaction of Government and Industry in High Technology: The Current Competitive Environment” Speaker. Center for National Security Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratories. Santa Fe, NM. January 15, 1993.

“The Darkness Within” Speaker. British-American Conference for the Successor Generation. London, UK. October 16, 1991.

“A Challenge to Leaders Living in the Midst of Change” Key Note Speaker. Truman Scholars Award Presentation. Independence, MO. May 1990.

“The Case for Community Colleges” Key Note Alumni Speaker. 25th Anniversary of Technical and Community Colleges. Hartford, CT. April 5, 1990.

“Civic Strategy for Local Economic Development” Co-Author. National Civic Review. May/June, 1988.

“Community Foundations: an Institutional Innovation for Revitalizing Local Communities” Author. Legal Thesis. Harvard Law School. Cambridge, MA. April, 25, 1998.

“Hope for Communities in Decline: Community Development Organizations vs. Enterprise Zones” Author. Policy Analysis Exercise, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. April 12, 1988.

“Community Initiatives in Local Economic Development: Prescriptions for Action” Co-Author. Published by the Center for Business and Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. April, 1988.

“A Tale of Three Cities, New Approaches to the Revitalization of Depressed Industrial Communities” Co-Author. Published by the Center for Business and Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. 1988.

“Dukakis Should Focus on the Miracles’ Legacy” Co-Author. Business Editorial, The Boston Globe. April 21, 1987.

“Extraordinary Change, Dramatic Challenges: Problems of U.S. Competitiveness and Unemployment, 1960-2000” Co-Author. A Report Prepared for the General Motors Business Understanding Project. Published by the Center for Business and Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. April 11, 1985.