Agenda

(preliminary schedule of events - subject to change)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017

AURP New Board Member Orientation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

AURP Advisory Council Meeting

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AURP Board of Directors Meeting

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

AURP Executive Committee Meeting

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AURP Board of Directors’ Sponsor Appreciation Dinner (by invitation only)

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

Registration Desk Open

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Continental Breakfast
(for all pre-conference intensive attendees and sponsors)

7:00 am - 8:00 am

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (additional fees apply)

COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION 101

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (additional fees apply)

LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE: What Keeps You Awake at Night?

Charles F. D’Agostino, MBA, Immediate Past President, AURP; Executive Director, LSU Innovation Park

Additional speakers to be announced

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Networking Lunch
Group luncheon for all pre-conference intensive registrants, sponsors and AURP Board of Directors 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (addition fees apply)

LEARNING LAB: Emergency Preparedness & Cyber Security for Parks

SPEAKERS:
Jeff Moulton, Director of Transformation Technologies and Cyber Research Center, Louisiana State University
Wanda Lenkewich, President, Chinock Systems, Inc.
Jackie Kerby Moore, Executive Director, Sandia Science & Technology Park (Moderator)

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WELCOMING REMARKS

 

OPENING PLENARY SPEAKERS

Mason Ailstock, President, AURP; Vice President of Operations, The University Financing Foundation, Inc.

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Developing Communities of Innovation

 

REDUCE THE DRAG IN YOUR LIFE, BUSINESS & COMMUNITY

Michael Gullion, MBA, Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, SCI, a Sanmina Company

 

THE DISNEY DIFFERENCE AT YOUR RESEARCH PARK

Wayne Olson, President and Owner, Wayne Olson Consulting, LLC

 

AURP NEW MEMBER WELCOME

Introduction of new AURP members since September 2016.

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Guests are on their own for dinner

7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am - 4:30 pm    

Peer to Peer (P2P) Meet-Up Continental Breakfast

All attendees welcome to participate at this in-person meet-up of our P2P groups, which meet up virtually on monthly basis for collaboration and discussion on the latest trends, problem solving and networking.

For more information on the Peer to Peer Networking Groups, visit here.

7:30 am - 8:15 am                

AURP New Member Welcome Breakfast

7:30 am - 8:15 am

PLENARY SPEAKERS - Additional plenary sessions and speakers to be announced.

INSPIRATION & LEADERSHIP IN LIFESCIENCES

James (Jim) R. Hudson, Co-Chairman, HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology

TRANSFORMING TECH TRANSFER

David Winwood, PhD, RTTP, Associate Executive Director and Chief Business Development Officer, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University
James (Jim) K. Woodell, PhD, Vice President, Economic Development & Community Engagement, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
Aleck Ncube, MST, MIP, PhD (ABD), National University of Science & Technology, Zimbabwe

 

LEGACY OF CREATING AN ATTRACTIVE RESEARCH PARK

Farhan Al-Shahrani, PhD, Manager, Tenant Affairs, KAUST Research & Technology Park
Eyad KutbiManager, Strategy & Planning, KAUST Research & Technology Park

 

COLLABORATING WITH INTERNATIONAL PARKS

I-Hung Li, PhD, President, Nanjing iLink Incubator, Ltd.
Eyad Kutbi, Manager, Strategy & Planning and Development, KAUST Research & Technology Park
Majed Bakhsh, Head of Strategic Planning for Information Technology, KAUST IT

Additional speakers to be announced.

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CUMMINGS RESEARCH PARK MASTER PLAN

Mitch Horowitz, Vice President and Managing Director, TEConomy Partners, LLC
Erin Koshut,
Director, Cummings Research Park
Steven Spalding,
 Founder and Principal, Point A Consulting
Jeff Williams,
 Associate Principal, Perkins+Will

 

THE FUTURE OF RESEARCH PARKS AND INNOVATION DISTRICTS

Jeanne Mell, Vice President, Marketing Communications and Community Engagement, The University City Science Center
Ray Vaughn, PhD, Vice President for Research & Economic Development, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Cassie Branum, AICP, LEED AP, Senior Urban Designer, Associate Principal,  Perkins+Will (Moderator)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

LUNCHEON PLENARY SESSION

HOW TO ATTRACT INDUSTRY TO YOUR PARK: INSIGHTS FROM SITE SELECTOR PROFESSIONALS

William N. Hearn, Senior Vice President, CBRE Consulting Group Atlanta
Robert Hess,
 Executive Managing Director, Consulting, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services
Matthew Szuhaj, MBA, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
David Zaharchuk,
 Global Public Sector Leader, IBM Global Business Services

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

AURP Town Hall & Annual Business Meeting

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

UPDATES & CHALLENGES FROM OUR RURAL RESEARCH PARKS

Daniel J. Duncan, Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus
Shawn Naccarato, JD, MPA, Chief Strategy Office, University Strategic Initiatives, Pittsburgh State University

 

THE 21ST CENTURY INNOVATION TROIKA: ANGEL INVESTORS, CORPROATE VC/INNOVATION GROUPS AND REGIONAL INNOVATION ORGANIZATIONS

Clare John Fairfield, JD, MBA, Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital Institute
Benjamin Glenn, JD, Shay Glenn, LLP
Faz Bashi, MD, Angel Capital Association; Silicon Valley Life Science Angles

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF CREATING A RESEARCH CAMPUS AS A SELF-SUSTAINING ENERGY HUB

Paul Tyno, Strategic Advisor for Energy Initiatives, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Greg King, CEcD, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
Kenny Smith, M.Eng, MCIBSE, C.Eng, P.Eng, LEED AP, Principal, Integral Group

 

Additional session and speakers to be announced.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Group loads buses for Awards BanquetBuses departed promptly at 5:30 pm

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Bus Transfer to U.S. Space & Rocket Center

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm

AURP 22nd ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE BANQUET
Held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Gather with colleagues for an out of this world experience. Dine with NASA scientists under the actual Saturn V Apollo moon rocket and hear about these and other NASA missions.

We are on a mission to honor and present AURP’s prestigious awards recognizing this year’s elite.

Awards recognition includes:

  • Outstanding Research Park
  • Emerging Research Park
    Career Achievement
    Leadership
  • Innovation

 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017

To Go Coffee/Beverages at Hotel Lobby

7:00 am - 7:15 am

TOUR & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Cummings Research Park and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Under the leadership of Richard Myers, PhD, HudsonAlpha connects these four endeavors into a single enterprise, making it one of the most unique areas for genomic discovery in the country. HudsonAlpha has generated major discoveries that impact disease diagnosis and treatment, created intellectual property, fostered biotechnology companies and expanded the number of biosciences-literate people, many of whom will take their place among the future life sciences workforce. Additionally, HudsonAlpha has created one of the world’s first end-to-end genomic medicine programs to diagnose rare disease. Genomic research, educational outreach, clinical genomics and economic development: each of these mission areas advances the quality of life. Together, they are powerfully synergistic and represent the science of progress at HudsonAlpha.

Closing Remarks from AURP 2017 President

7:30 am - 11:30 am

Depart and transfer to Westin Huntsville and/or Huntsville International Airport

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

AURP 2017 International Conference concludes
Travel safely

12:00 pm

 
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