2019 Agenda

November 4-7, 2019

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

                                                            

                                                   

Monday, November 4, 2019

New Board Member Orientation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

AURP Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Registration Desk Open

 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Speaker Ready Room

 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:
Erin Koshut, Executive Director, Cummings Research Park

 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (Additional fees apply)

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

THE AFFECT & EFFECT OF LEADERSHIP

CHAIR: Mason Ailstock, Immediate Past President, AURP; Vice President of Operations, The University Financing Foundation

 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 2018.

 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (Additional fees apply)

AURP BIO HEALTH CAUCUS

CHAIR: BRIAN DARMODY, Chief Executive Offiver, AURP

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OPENING PLENARY SPEAKERS

4:30 PM
WELCOMING REMARKS and ATLANTA WELCOME
Dan Duncan, President, AURP; Executive Director, Nebraska innovation Campus
Commissioner Pat Wilson, Commissioner of Georgia Department of Economic Development


5:00 PM
THE EVOLUTION OF UNIVERSITY-ANCHORED INNOVATION DISTRICTS

Guest Moderator: Mason AilstockImmediate Past President, AURP; Vice President of Operations, The University Financing Foundation

Speakers:
Julie Wagner, President, Urban Insight
Tom Osha, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development, Wexford Science + Technology


5:45 PM
FIRESIDE CHAT on GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: UNIVERSITY-ANCHORED INNOVATION DISTRICT LEADERS

Panelists from University Innovation District Leaders

 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

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 2019 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

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Registration Desk Open 

7:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Speaker Ready Room 

7:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Continental Breakfast

 7:00 am - 7:45 am

AURP Board Activities and Recognition 

8:00 am - 8:30 am 

PLENARY SESSIONS

8:30 AM
UNIVERSITIES AS A CATALYST FOR INNOVATION
Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Pachanathan, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Arizona State University
Dr. Chaouki Abdallah, Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology

 


9:15 AM
COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION DRIVING UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
Tony Boccanfuso, 
PhD, President, UIDP

 

 

 8:30 am - 10:30 am

COFFEE BREAK 

 10:30 am - 11:00 am

INNOVATION EXCHANGE - LIGHTNING ROUND 1
Concurrent breakout sessions

 

MAKING AN ECONOMIC IMPACT: RESEARCH PARKS IN KNOWLEDGE CITIES

Daniel Duncan, President, AURP; Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus 
Laura Frerichs, Director, University of Illinois Research Park and University of Urbana-Champaign Economic Development

 

AMPLIFYING RESEARCH PARK RESULTS AFTER INCEPTION: NURTURE VS NATURE

David Tyndall, Principal, Gateway Development Services

 

MEASURING BEYOND THE TRADITIONAL: CAPTURING THE FULL VALUE OF YOUR COMMUNITY OF INNOVATION

Deborah Cummings, Principal and Senior Director, TEConomy Partners, LLC

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Group moves into Luncheon/Presentation

 

PLENARY SESSION SPEAKER/PANEL

Group Luncheon / Speaker Presentation

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch Service/Buffet


1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
THE FUTURE OF FOOD

Michael Britt, Vice President of Innovation, Southern Company Energy Innovation Center 
Mario Cambardella, Urban Agriculture Director, City of Atlanta, Mayor's Office of Resilience

 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

PLENARY SESSIONS

2:30 PM
INSIGHTS ON DEVELOPMENT OF A LIFE SCIENCE / BIO SCIENCE REGIONAL ECOSYSTEMS
Rob Demont, Director, Life Science Industry Ecosystem Engagement, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Vic Nole, Director, Life Sciences Incubator, Mayo Clinic Florida
Tiffany Wilson, CEO, Global Center for Medical Innovation

Break 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

3:45 AM
ACTIVATING CORPORATIONS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR STARTUP ECOSYSTEM
Carie Davis Startup Relations & Program Director, Bridge Community

 

 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Group Breaks from Day Sessions / Refresh for Evening Program

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Group gather in lobby / Begins to Walk to CODA

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

AURP 24th ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE RECEPTION and GALA
CODA

RECEPTION
COLLABORATION CORE: THE EVOLUTION OF UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY
DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS AT TECH SQUARE
Ambrish Baisiwala, CEO, Portman Holdings

AURP AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE GALA

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

The Association of University Research Parks is proud to present the 
24th Annual Awards of Excellence where AURP honors industry leaders.

5:15 pm - 9:30 pm 

Group walks back to Hotel

 9:30 pm

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Group gather in Hotel Lobby / walk to Garage

7:15 am -7:30 am

Garage
Food Trucks & Refugee Coffee

7:30 am - 8:15 pm

Group Tours
Guests will gather and have a choice on tour options

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Group Tours

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Conclusion: AURP 2019 International Conference

12:00 pm


 
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