2018 Agenda

October 22-26, 2018

All conference events will be held at The Hotel unless otherwise noted.         

                                                            

                                                   Download the Program Here

Monday, October 22, 2018

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY: Viva White Oak
Pre-registration required. SOLD OUT

Gather in The Hotel lobby at 2:30 pm. Group to depart at 2:45 pm – via Uber
Our AURP membership are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Viva White Oak facility. Learn more about this cutting-edge mixed-use community. Limited seats are available for this exclusive event.

Learn more about this cutting-edge mixed-use community. 

Limited seats are available for this exclusive event.

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

New Board Member Orientation Jim Henson Room

 8:00 am - 8:45 am

AURP Board of Directors Meeting Jim Henson Room

 9:00 am - 11:45 am

AURP Advisory Council Luncheon & Meeting Frances Scott Key Room

 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THE DC EXPERIENCE: AURP's Day on the Hill

AT&T Forum, Washington, DC

Moderator: Brian Darmody, JD, Past President, AURP; Associate Vice President for Corporate Engagement, Office of the President, University of Maryland

Robert D. Atkinson, PhD, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Leslee K. Gilbert, PhD, JD, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates
Jessica Sebeok, JD, Deputy Vice President for Federal Relations and Counsel for Policy, Association of American Universities

Attendees are invited to attend the AURP Board of Directors' Sponsor Appreciation Dinner.

 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

*Attendees must meet in The Hotel lobby no later than 1:00 p.m. We will depart promptly at 1:15 p.m. for The DC Experience: AURP’s Day on the Hill event.

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

AT&T Forum

 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Registration Desk Open Calvert Ballroom Foyer A

7:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Speaker Ready Room Wright Brothers Boardroom

7:00 am - 5:00 pm 

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

 7:00 am - 8:00 am

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (Additional fees apply)
Calvert Ballroom Salon C

CREATING COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION 101

CHAIR:
Harold Strong, Jr., Past President, AURP; Principal, Medical, Innovation Collaborative (MIC)

Moderator: Jeff Johnson, Director, Tech Center Corporate Research Park, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

7:30 am - 4:00 pm 

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (additional fees apply)
Calvert Ballroom Salon D

Senior-level research park leaders are encouraged to attend this session where we will discuss the hot topics, trends and challenges at the forefront of research parks today.

LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
INCUBATORS: THE STARTUP HEARTBEAT OF YOUR INNOVATION HUB

CHAIR: Charles F. D’AgostinoMBA, Immediate Past President, AURP; Executive Director, LSU Innovation Park and Louisiana Business & Technology Center

Laura Frerichs, Director, Research Park and Economic Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Barry Johnson, Director, Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation
Wendy Kennedy, President & Founder, WKI − wendykennedy.com inc.
Paul Moses, Director, Business & Economic Development, Purdue Research Foundation
 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK Prefunction B

 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Make a Connection: Networking Lunch
Communities of Innovation, and Leadership Roundtable participants are invited to join AURP sponsors and board of directors for a networking lunch. Please note: You must have your session ticket to attend.

AURP NEW MEMBER WELCOME
Introduction of new AURP members since October 2017.

Membership Committee Co-Chairs Greg King and Jim Currie will formally introduce the AURP’s newest members. Organizations that have joined since the 2017 International Conference will be recognized on stage and receive their membership certificate. Join us in welcoming our newest AURP members throughtout the globe.

Greg King, CEcD, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jim Currie, MBA, Director, 1819 Innovation Hub Operations, University of Cincinnati, Office of Innovation

 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING LAB 1A
Jim Henson Boardroom
(Included in full conference registration fee. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.)

PRACTICAL ADVICE TO SECURE GRANT FUNDING: REGIONAL INNOVATION FUNDING STRATEGIES

Charles D’Agostino, MBA, Immediate Past President, AURP; Executive Director, LSU Innovation Park and Louisiana Business 
& Technology Center
Julie Lenzer, Associate Vice President of Innovation & Economic Development; Co-Director of UM Ventures, The University of Maryland
Lucien Parsons, MBA, Director, Mixed/Augmented/Virtual Reality Innovation Center (MAVRIC), The University of Maryland
Neil Davis, Director of Entrepreneurial Development, TEDCO

 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING LAB 1B
Calvert Ballroom Salon D
(Included in full conference registration fee. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.)

UNIVERSITY-BUSINESS COOPERATION

Cameron J. McCoy, PhD, Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations and Career Services Lehigh University
Arno MeermanPhD (ABD), Chief Executive Officer, University Industry Innovation Network

 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

AURP Architectural Showcase and Sponsor Exhibit Display Tables
Calvert Ballroom Prefunction

2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Coffee Break
Prefunction B

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING LAB 2
Calvert Ballroom Salon D
(Included in full conference registration fee. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.)

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS & GLOBAL EXCHANGE

Jonathan Genn, Global LifeSci Development Corp. 
Antonio Rios-Ramirez, PhD, Director, The Orion Technology ParK
James Tilghman, MA, AIA, University of Maryland School of Architecture
Sean Xiao, U+DESIGNPARTNERS

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 

OPENING PLENARY SPEAKERS

4:30 PM
WELCOMING REMARKS
Mason Ailstock, President, AURP; Vice President of Operations, The University Financing Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Wallace D. Loh, President, The University of Maryland
Brian Darmody, JD, Past President, AURP; Associate Vice President for Corporate Engagement, Office of the President, University of Maryland
Mike Gill, Secretary of Commerce, State of Maryland


4:45 PM
BROWN SUGAR: ROCKIN' THE ECONOMIC DATA
Anirban Basu
, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Sage Policy Group


5:45 PM
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PARKS ARE THRIVING IN THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON SCIENCE CORRIDOR: COLLECTIVELY UNITING RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Guest Moderator: Mike Gill, Secretary of Commerce, State of Maryland

University representatives from:
Amy Adams, Associate Director, Institute for Biohealth Innovation, George Mason University
Ellen Hemmerly, President and Executive Director, [email protected] Research and Technology Park
Martha Schoonmaker, Executive Director, Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology, Montgomery College (PIC MC)
Jane Shaab, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, University of Maryland BioPark; Assistant Vice President, Economic Development, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Ken Ulman, Chief Strategy Officer for Economic Development, University of Maryland, College Park

 

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Welcome Reception
AURP Architectural & Design 
Showcase Calvert Ballroom Foyer A

Join your friends and colleagues at the Welcome Reception, where you’ll kick off the conference by mingling with research park professionals from around the world. Enjoy refreshments and be sure to say hello to the many excellent sponsors of the 2018 International Conference. You won’t want to miss this networking opportunity. Cheers! 

 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Guests on their own for dinner

 Evening

Thursday, October 25, 2018

University of Maryland FUN RUN!
Get ‘ur motor running! Hook up with Team Darmody in The Hotel lobby for this morning’s body-moving adrenaline rush to get your brain revved up and ready for the day!

6:00 am -6:45 am

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Continental Breakfast
Peer to Peer (P2P) Meetup and New Member Roundtable
Calvert Ballroom Salon AB

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

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

7:00 am - 7:45 am

AURP Architectural Showcase and Sponsor Exhibit Display Tables
Calvert Ballroom Foyer A

7:00 am - 4:30 pm

MORNING PRESENTATIONS
Sponsored by The University Financing Foundation, Inc.

Induction of the 2018-19 AURP Board of Directors
Presentation of the 2018 Developing Communities of Innovation Award

8:00 am - 10:00 am


8:00 am - 8:20 am

PLENARY SESSIONS

8:20 AM
BENCHMARKING REPORT: ROLL OUT OF OUR 2018 AURP-TECONOMY PARTNERS STUDY
Mitch Horowitz,
Principal and Managing Director, TEConomy Partners LLC


8:45 AM
THE CORPORATION COMES TO CAMPUS: IMPROVING BUSINESS-HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS ON CAMPUS, AT RESEARCH PARKS AND AT INNOVATION DISTRICTS - A ROUNDTABLE

Moderator: Brian Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Business-Higher Education Forum 

Patrick AntkowiakCorporate Vice Presient & Chief Technology Officer, Northrup Grumman
Jarrod Borkat, Senior Director, Partnering & Strategy, MedImmune
Robie I. Samatha Roy, PhD, Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation, Lockheed Martin
Adam Wenchel, Vice President of AI & Data Innovation, Capital One

8:20 am - 9:45 am

Networking Break Calvert Ballroom Foyer A

9:45 am - 10:00 am

PLENARY SESSION

MADE IN AMERICA: GROWTH AND MANUFACTURING WITH NIIMBL

Calvert Ballroom Salon AB

Moderator: J. Michael Bowman, State Director of the Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC); Associate Director, University of Delaware Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP)

Laurie Locascio, PhD, Vice President for Research, University of Maryland
Kelvin H. Lee, PhD, Director, NIIMBL; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware 
Tracy Shickel, Director, Economic Development, University of Delaware
Phillip Singerman, PhD, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services, National institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

10:00 am - 11:00 am 

Networking Break Calvert Ballroom Foyer A

11:00 am - 11:30 am

INNOVATION EXCHANGE - LIGHTNING ROUND 1
Concurrent breakout sessions

LEVERAGING THE EVOLUTION OF COMPANY LOCATION TRENDS TO BEST POSITION AND MARKET YOUR COMMUNITY AND RESEARCH PARK

Calvert Ballroom Salon C 

Moderator: Jeff Johnson, Director, Tech Center Corporate Research Park, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

Steven Jast, President, ROI Research on Investment

 

CHANGING NARRATIVES OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S ROLE IN MIXED-USE CAMPUSES

Calvert Ballroom Salon D 

Martha Schoonmaker, CEcD, Executive Director of PIC MC 
David Petr, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC)
Doug Ryder, President, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital 

 

THE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN RESEARCH EXPANSION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Jim Henson Boardroom

Eli GriggsProject Manager, Civil Engineer, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Scott Foster, Principal, PE, LEED AP, Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI)
Alan Elgersma, Principal, Champlin Architecture
George Ward, Executive Director, Coldstream Research Campus, 
University of Kentucky

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Networking Break Calvert Ballroom Foyer A

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

INNOVATION EXCHANGE - LIGHTNING ROUND 2
Concurrent breakout sessions

 

THE LAND OF OZ (Opportunity Zones) AND HUB ZONES
Billions of Dollars of Investment Opportunity for Infrastructure and Companies Available Under These Federal Tools

Calvert Ballroom Salon C

Moderator: Brian Darmody, JD, Past President, AURP; Associate Vice President for Corporate Engagement, Office of the President, University of Maryland

Molly Bryson, Team Leader, Tax Credits, Ballard Spahr
Wendi Kotzen, Co-Practice Leader, Tax Group, Ballard Spahr

 

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PARKS AT COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES

Calvert Ballroom Salon D

Moderator: Ken Marcus, MBA, Director, UA Tech Park, Chief Financial Officer, University of Arizona Science and Technology Park
Laura O’Blenis, President, Stiletto Consulting

 

THE RISE OF MEDICAL CENTERS AS COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION

Jim Henson Boardroom

Stephen Coulston, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Managing Principal, Perkins+Will
Bob Geolas, Partner, HR&A Advisors
Mark S. Romney, Director, Research Development & Industry Alliances, UC Davis Health

12:15 pm -12:45 pm

AURP 23rd ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE LUNCHEON
Sponsored by WEXFORD
Calvert Ballroom Salon AB

Presentation of:

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

Awards Emcee: Stephen Frayser, STAR Park, Texas State University

AURP 2019 Events Showcase

Genopole: AURP's Insights into French Research Parks
Denis Gauvreau, PhD, Director of International Affairs, Genopole

International Partnerships at the AURP Industry-University Innovation Summit in China
I-Hung Li, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer,
iNovate Global Consulting, Inc.

The Association of University Research Parks is proud to present the
23rd Annual Awards of Excellence where AURP honors industry leaders.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Afternoon Stretch and Networking Break Calvert Ballroom Foyer A

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

INNOVATION EXCHANGE - LIGHTNING ROUND 3
Concurrent breakout sessions

THE DNA OF INNOVATION DISTRICTS

Calvert Ballroom Salon C

Moderator: Brian Darmody, JD, Past President, AURP; Associate Vice President for Corporate Engagement, Office of the President, University of Maryland

Thomas G. Osha, Senior Vice President, Innovation & Economic Development, Wexford Science + Technology
Gintas Civinskas, LEED AP, Associate, Ayers Saint Gross

 

SCALE AND SALE: HOW TO GROW YOUR BABY UNICORN!

Calvert Ballroom Salon D

Moderator: Carol Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, AURP
Mona Sabet, Managing Director, Tribal Advisors

 

STUDENT AND FACULTY TALENT: A STRATEGIC COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Jim Henson Boardroom

Leah D. Burton, Director, Centennial Campus Partnership Office and Industry Alliances, NC State University (Facilitator)
Keisha J. Demps, Partnership Developer, Centennial Campus, NC State University
Morgan High, Director of Marketing & Communications, Office of Partnerships & Economic Development, NC State University

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Networking Break Calvert Ballroom Foyer A

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

INNOVATION EXCHANGE - LIGHTNING ROUND 4
Concurrent breakout sessions

GROWING LEAN FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: THE ENGINEER AND THE MARKETER

Calvert Ballroom Salon C

Alison Doyle, Marketing Director, Iowa State University Economic Development and Industry Relations, Startup Factory 
Nathan Easter, Real Estate and Operations Manager, Iowa State University Research Park
Laura Weisskopf BleillAssociate Director, University of Illinois Research Park (Facilitator)

 

ACCELERATE TO INDUSTRY (A2i): INNOVATION IN WORKFORCE READINESS

Calvert Ballroom Salon D

Laura Demarse, PhD, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School, NC State University
Jason Cramer, PhD, Director, Accelerate to Industry Program, NC State University
Leah D. Burton, Director, Centennial Campus Partnership Office and Industry Alliances, NC State University (Facilitator)

 

HOW TECHNOLOGY DISTRICTS ARE TRANSFORMING BUSINESS, RESEARCH AND THE HUMANITIES

Jim Henson Boardroom

Moderator: Ken Marcus, MBA, Director, UA Tech Park, Chief Financial Officer, University of Arizona Science and Technology Park
Brian Kowalchuk, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, HDR

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Group gathers in The Hotel Lobby to Walk to UMD 
Group departs at 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

RECEPTION AND TOUR OF A. JAMES CLARK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Addresses from:
Dr. Walter G. Copan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director (invited)
Darryll Pines, Dean of the University of Maryland College of Engineering

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

AURP Tailgate Dinner
Sponsored by Whiting Turner

UNITING OUR COMMUNITY
CONVENING SCIENCE & INNOVATION AT
THE TOP OF THE 7'S
 (Hotel at UMD)
(included in registration fee)

Closing Remarks
AURP 2018-2019 President
This evening as we wrap up a full day of learning, networking, and challenging our concepts and peers, gather at the Top of the 7’s, penthouse of The Hotel, to have fun, relax and remember what work is all about: FUN! Our tailgate-themed dinner will offer food, games and merriment! Phones allowed only for photo ops!

 

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday, October 26, 2018

Networking Breakfast at The Hotel Lobby Bar    
Boxed breakfasts are available for pick-up in the Lobby Bar to eat on the go either to one of our tour locations, your return destination or while relaxing at The Hotel before you head out on your travels for home.

7:00 am - 7:45 am               

TALE OF TWO CITIES TOUR OPTIONS

Guests will choose between two tour options concluding at either Airport

Arrival times:
BWI Airport (3:00 pm)
Reagan National Airport 
(11:00 am)

TOUR OPTION 1

TOUR OF BALTIMORE-AREA RESEARCH PARKS (concluding at BWI Airport at 3:00 pm)

Stops of interest include:
   UM BioPark
   Science+Technology Park at Johns Hopkins
   [email protected] with Lunch

7:45 am - 3:00 pm

TOUR OPTION 2

TOUR OF UMD DISCOVERY DISTRICT (concluding at Reagan National Airport at 11:00 am)

Stops of interest include:
   NOAA
   UMD Discovery District

 7:45 am - 11:00 am

Conclusion: AURP 2018 International Conference
Travel safely. We look forward to seeing you at AURP’s 2019 events!

12:00 p.m.


 
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