Communities of Innovation 101

Pre-Conference Intensive Session
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gain insights from experienced park and innovation district executives as they cover basic elements of strategy and share their lessons learned along the way. Designed for those who are new to university research parks and innovation districts, this intensive pre-conference session will address park and innovation district organization and management with a special emphasis on development, funding, marketing and economic impact. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain these valuable insights from the pros!

Topics include:

  • Research Parks - Working with Your University
  • Innovation Districts
  • Park Governance
  • Master Planning a Research Park
  • Marketing and Re-Positioning Your Park
  • Financing Your Park
  • Incubators and Accelerators
  • Working with Your Region or District
  • Planning for Economic Impact and Measuring the Results
  • Speakers include:

  • Harold E. Strong, Jr., Chair, Communities of Innovation 101; Past President, AURP; Partner, Inovatx Consulting Group
  • Scott Andes, Senior Policy Analyst and Associate Fellow, The Centennial Scholar Initiative, The Brookings Institution
  • Kevin T. Byrne, MBA, Past President, AURP; President, The University Financing Foundation, Inc.
  • Charlie D’Agostino, MBA, Immediate Past President, AURP; Executive Director, LSU Innovation Park and Louisiana Business & Technology Center
  • Brian Darmody, Past President, AURP; Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Maryland
  • Stephen G. FrayserMBA, MPA, Executive Director, STAR Park, Texas State University
  • Molly Gilbert, Director of University and Community Engagement, Tech Parks Arizona, University of Arizona
  • Mitch Horowitz, Vice President and Managing Director, TEConomy Partners, LLC
  • Joe Meredith, PhD, President, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
  • Carol Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Association of University Research Parks

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