Preliminary Agenda

October 22-26, 2018

Preliminary schedule • Subject to change

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

Monday, October 22, 2018

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY: Viva White Oak

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.

Afternoon (time to be announced)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

New Board Member Orientation

 8:00 am - 8:45 am

AURP Board of Directors Meeting

 9:00 am - 11:45 am

AURP Advisory Council Luncheon & Meeting

 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THE DC EXPERIENCE: AURP's Day on the Hill

Location: AT&T Forum, Washington, DC

Robert D. Atkinson, PhD, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Brian Darmody, AURP International Conference Chair 2018; Associate Vice President, The University of Maryland
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.

 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Attendees meet in The Hotel lobby at 1:00 pm / Departure promptly at 1:15 pm.

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

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)

CREATING COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION 101

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

7:30 am - 4:00 pm 

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (additional fees apply)

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

 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Networking Lunch
Group luncheon for Communities of Innovation 101 and Leadership Roundtable registrants, sponsors and AURP Board of Directors 

AURP NEW MEMBER WELCOME
Recognize our newest AURP members - since Fall 2017 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

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

PRACTICE ADVICE TO SECURE GRANT FUNDING: REGIONAL INNOVATION FUNDING STRATEGIES

Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer; Director, UM Ventures, The University of Maryland

 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING LAB 1B
(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

2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEARNING LAB 2
(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, AURP International Conference Chair 2018; Associate Vice President, The University 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
Dr. Mike Gill, Secretary of Commerce, State of Maryland

University representatives from:
Ken Ulman Chief Strategy Officer for Economic Development, University of Maryland, College Park
Jane Shaab, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, University of Maryland BioPark; Assistant Vice President, Economic Development, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Ellen Hemmerly, President and Executive Director, [email protected] Research and Technology Park
Science+Technology Park at Johns Hopkins (representative to be announced)
Martha Schoonmaker, Executive Director, Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology, Montgomery College (PIC MC)
George Mason University (representative to be announced)

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Welcome Reception
AURP Architectural & Design 
Showcase

 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Guests on their own for dinner

 Evening

Thursday, October 25, 2018

University of Maryland FUN RUN!

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

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

7:00 am - 4:30 pm

MORNING PRESENTATIONS

Induction of the 2018-19 AURP Board of Directors

Presentation of the 2018 Developing Communities of Innovation Award

8:00 am - 8:15 am

PLENARY SESSIONS

8:15 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

Brian Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Business-Higher Education Forum (moderator)
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

8:15 am - 9:45 am

Networking Break

9:45 am - 10:00 am

PLENARY SESSION

MADE IN AMERICA: GROWTH AND MANUFACTURING WITH NIIMBL

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) (Moderator)
Brian Darmody, Associate Vice President for Corporate Engagement, 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

11:00 am - 11:30 am

INNOVATION EXCHANGE - Three LIGHTNING ROUND concurrent breakout sessions

LEVERAGING THE EVOLUTION OF COMPANY LOCATION TRENDS TO BEST POSITION AND MARKET YOUR COMMUNITY AND RESEARCH PARK
Steven Jast,
President, ROI Research on Investment

 

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

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
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

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Networking Break

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

INNOVATION EXCHANGE - Three LIGHTNING ROUND 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

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
Laura O’Blenis, President, Stiletto Consulting


THE RISE OF MEDICAL CENTERS AS COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION

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

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

12:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Afternoon Stretch and Networking Break

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

INNOVATION EXCHANGE - Three LIGHTNING ROUND concurrent breakout sessions

THE DNA OF INNOVATION DISTRICTS
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!

Mona Sabet, Managing Director, Tribal Advisors

 

STUDENT AND FACULTY TALENT: A STRATEGIC COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Leah D. Burton, Director, Centennial Campus Partnership Office and Industry Alliances, NC State University
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

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

INNOVATION EXCHANGE - Three LIGHTNING ROUND concurrent breakout sessions

GROWING LEAN FROM TWO PERSPECTIVES: THE ENGINEER AND THE MARKETER
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

 

ACCELERATE TO INDUSTRY (A2i): INNOVATION IN WORKFORCE READINESS
Laura Demarse, PhD, Assistant Dean, The Graduate School, NC State University
Jason Cramer, PhD, Director, Accelerate to Industry Program, NC State University

 

HOW TECHNOLOGY DISTRICTS ARE TRANSFORMING BUSINESS, RESEARCH AND THE HUMANITIES
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 Networking Dinner

UNITING OUR COMMUNITY
CONVENING SCIENCE & INNOVATION AT
THE TOP OF THE 7'S

(included in registration fee)

Closing Remarks
AURP 2018-2019 President

7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, October 26, 2018

Networking Breakfast at The Hotel

7:00 am - 7:45 am               

TALE OF TWO CITIES TOUR OPTIONS

Guests will choose between two tour options concluding at either

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

TOUR OPTION 1

TOUR OF MARYLAND RESEARCH PARK PARK (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

12:00 p.m.


 
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