MON SEPT19

TUE SEPT20

WED SEPT21

THUR SEPT22

 

Monday, September 19, 2022

9:00 - 12:00 PM AURP BOARD OF DIRECTORS' MEETING 
1:30 - 5:00 PM DISCOVERY CENTER Sponsor Display Table - set up
1:30 - 4:30 PM

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE SESSION (separate registration fee)

LAUNCH POINT: COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION (COI) 101
Chair: Erin Koshut, Vice President, AURP; Executive Director, Cummings Research Park

The first step in understanding the fundamentals and broad overview - when considering the creation of a new research park or innovation district, or even considering a refresher and looking at current trends. Launch Point is the first in our education series.

In October 2022 AURP will offer access to the yearlong digital series of 10 topic areas in addition to 7 case studies, offering firsthand stories of tribulations and challenges. At the 2023 AURP Annual Conference, we will unite participants for a "Meet the Leader" segment to address burning issues, revise trends and further deep dive into modules.

Digesting the series at your own pace allows for greater knowledge in all topic areas. Operating a Research Park or Innovation District * Work with Universities & Local Organizations * Governance * Financing * Master Planning * Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion * Marketing & Communications * Programming and Placemaking * Government Relations * Economic Impact and Results

1:30 - 4:30 PM

OPTIONAL TOURS

Experiential Tour 1 - Toronto Discovery District
On this walking tour up University Avenue, you will hear about key organizations in this urban innovation district and how they work together. The Discovery District has the highest density R&D spending in Canada. It includes a number of Canada's top hospitals, the MaRS Centre, and the University of Toronto. This tour will take place outdoors.

Experiential Tour 2 - MaRS Centre
See the inside of the 1.5 million square feet of office, lab, meeting and event space in downtown Toronto. You will see how the ecosystem within our four district buildings is driving the growth of startups and the innovation community across health, cleantech, fintech and enterprise. The Centre also anchors the surrounding Discovery District, benefiting from direct connections and proximity to other key organizations. This tour will mainly take place indoors.

6:00 - 9:00 PM

AURP BOARD OF DIRECTORS' SPONSOR APPRECIATION DINNER
By invitation only
Raise a glass to toast our 2022 International Conference Sponsors. We welcome this in-person tradition.

The AURP Board of Directors, Past Presidents, IC2022 Conference Planning Committee, and invited Sustaining Member representatives, gather to will honor our Annual and International Conference Speakers.