Save the date for
AURP's 2018 International Conference (IC2018)

Hosted by

The University of Maryland Discovery District
October 22–26, 2018

Uniting Science & Innovation


The University of Maryland at College Park and UMD Discovery District, located within miles of the White House and U.S. Capitol, are undergoing a revolution of impressive proportions. With over $1 billion of construction on and off campus, you'll want to attend IC2018 to learn more about this vibrant and transformative region.

Recipient of AURP's 2015 Research of Year Award, you'll want to view firsthand the growth, collaboration and partnership opportunities available for you and your park at IC2018.

 Call for Presentation Proposals   

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP), the world’s leading network of university research, science and technology park professionals, invites you to share your knowledge, expertise and experience by presenting at the 2018 International Conference in College Park, Maryland. 

University Research Parks are rapidly changing to meet the growing demands of the marketplace to continue to stay relevant, forward-looking and cutting-edge. This includes organizational, physical (space/building) partnering and/or human capital changes. 

Adapting through the evolution is challenging, forcing leaders within the Research Park to examine current processes and strategies currently in place. This year’s conference in Maryland will address the current Research Park landscape, and provide insight and best practices on how Research Parks can thrive through the power of ingenuity. We are looking for dynamic and experienced speakers who can speak to environments/industries of change and how pioneering ingenuity in their respective company, nonprofit and/or organization proved to be successful. 

Presentation proposals must be submitted online here.

Important dates:

April 2          Deadline for Proposal Submissions
April 27        Notification of Proposal Acceptance
October 15   Presentations Due for Review and Confirmation


Sponsoring AURP

The AURP International Conference Sponsorship offers investors the opportunity to be recognized at the International Conference as a major contributor to the success of the organization with a prominent presence at this event and in all AURP Conference-marketing publications. 

  • To view more information on becoming a Corporate Partner and sponsor the AURP International Conference view hereFor more information, or to discuss a customized sponsorship program, contact Vickie Palmer, Events Director, at (520) 529-2524 or


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Who attends

  • University research, science and tech park directors
  • University research center directors
  • Innovation District directors
  • Technology transfer officers
  • University incubator managers
  • Economic development officials
  • Architectural, designers and master planners
  • Real estate developers
  • Commercial real estate brokers
  • Intellectual property attorneys
  • Intellectual property law firms
  • Venture capital firms

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