AURP and our community continues to remain resilient and thrive - leading with steadfast enthusiasm in this time of uncertainty. Given your daily demands, AURP's mission is to engage impactful collaboration in manageable nuggets throughout AURP WEEK - November 2-6 EST. 
Mark your calendar! MONDAY begins earlier.
Check-in begins at 12:30 Eastern for Virtual Tours of Park and Innovation Districts from around the globe!

 

Monday, November 2, 2020

12:30 - 12:45 PM Networking Ice Breakers
Virtual Park/District Tours
12:45 - 1:35 PM

Welcoming Remarks 
Dan Duncan,
President, AURP; Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus
Kevin Byrne,
Past President, AURP; President, The University Financing Foundation

RECOGNITION OF THE IC2020 PLANNING COMMITTEE
Thank you to the dedicated members of AURP WEEK | 2020 Planning Committee for striving to deliver our AURP best!

AWARD PRESENTATIONS: RISING STAR
Awards Chair: Chris Carlson, Senior Vice Preside
nt, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

OPENING KEYNOTE | FIRESIDE CHAT
RISE OF THE REST
Steve Case, Founder AOL; Chairman & CEO, Revolution CONFIRMED - LIVE 
Video
Recognizing that some of the most compelling investment opportunities in the next decade will likely emerge from startups in cities all across the United States, Steve Case, leader of The Rise of the Rest® Seed Fund and Revolution, invests in passionate entrepreneurs that are based outside of Silicon Valley, Boston, and New York City. His focus at Revolution is on venture communities in high-potential geographies; as known from his experience that while talent is well distributed, opportunity is not.

AWARD PRESENTATIONS: EXCALIBUR
Awards Chair: Chris Carlson, Senior Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

1:35 - 2:15 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

CREATING POSITIVE IMPACT THROUGH PPE PRODUCTION  EFFORTS AT NEBRASKA INNOVATION CAMPUS
Hunter Flodman,
PhD, Associate Professor of Practice, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Terry Howell,
PhD, Executive Director & Research Prof, The Food Processing Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
David Martin,
Director, Nebraska Innovation Studio
Interested in learning how a research park, university departments and private sector partners joined forces to positively impact the state of Nebraska and beyond through PPE production efforts? This panel will provide insights on how a partnership between a makerspace, university Food Processing Center and Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, has empowered entities located at Nebraska Innovation Campus to respond to the needs of our local community, state, and beyond during the current pandemic.

CREATING AN ECOSYSTEM OF INNOVATION 
Dwaine Chapel, CEO, SDSU Research Park
Josh Berger, Company Laison, MAg Partners
Kate Hier, Principal & Laboratory Planner, Clark & Enersen
Innovation is the result of embracing the unlikely. Creative partnerships in Research Parks can be leveraged toward economic growth, recruitment, and retention. The panelists will present a case study of unique facility and partnership planning on the Research Park at South Dakota State University. Through interactive discussion, live polling and comparison to understand attendees’ own experiences regarding the presentation topics the speakers will reveal strategies for timing development opportunities, engaging disparate stakeholders, and creating a shared identity through facility design.

OPTIMIZING YOUR PARK -- PROGRAMMING, REAL ESTATE & PLANNING 
Amy Bridger, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy & External Engagement, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Tom Hardy, Managing Member, Palo Alto Partners & Altair Real Estate Services
Chuck Peters, Partner, Altair Real Estate Services
Research park and innovation district executives are charged with successfully coordinating a diverse set of tasks. Focusing on these key interrelated strategies of programming, real estate and planning reinforces strong partnerships, best practices for managing your real estate, plus gaining the foresight for future physical needs. Used as a case study, Knowledge Park at Penn State Behrend panelists will draw in lessons from other parks. Session attendees are encouraged to share their challenges or opportunities related to these three areas for discussion and feedback.

MEASURING ECONOMIC & SOCIAL IMPACTS OF RESEARCH & TECH PARKS
Ariella Lukach, PhD, Vice President, Strategy & Positioning, Stiletto
Today, R&T Parks and companies must deliver increasingly more value to their customers, funders, and the general public to generate meaningful buy-in and create long-term impact. This includes value-added economic impacts (e.g., diversity and equity in hiring vs number of jobs), as well as trackable and measurable social and environmental impacts of activities, products, and ecosystems. This talk will discuss a framework model Stiletto developed to measure park Economic and Social Impacts (ESI).

INNOVATION COMMUNITY POST-COVID STRATEGIES  
Stephen Coulston, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Perkins and Will
Jessica Figenholtz, AIA LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Perkins and Will
Greg Deason, Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Place Making, Purdue Research Foundation
 Laura Frerichs, Executive Director, University of Illinois Research Park
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 will have a lasting impact on us all. Communities of innovation are the place where change is constant, paradigms are ever evolving, and new trends are inevitable. There is no place better positioned to respond to this disruption than research parks and innovation districts. Join a panel of research park and design professionals to explore the pandemic impact, near term responses, and long-term strategies to ensure our innovation ecosystems flourish.

CONNECTIONS: OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO BUILD  ROBUST 5G NETWORKS
Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas
Kevin Patterson, Director of IT, Research Triangle Park of NC
Laura Toraldo, Executive Director, Managing Director, 5G Partnership
5-G technology provides robust connectivity for universities and tenants in research parks to remotely perform research and communicate with each other. This is all the more important in time of COVID-19. But city, county and state policy barriers can inhibit adoption of his technology and knowing the full advantage of 5G technology.

2:15 - 3:50 PM EXHIBIT HALL & BREAK OPTIONS
Networking Chat Rooms
3:50 PM - 4:30 PM

KEYNOTE
Intimate Chat with Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, President & CEO, BIO
CONFIRMED!
BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. Michelle McMurry-Heath assumed leadership of BIO on June, 1, 2020. A medical doctor and molecular immunologist by training, Dr. McMurry-Heath becomes just the third chief executive to steward the world’s largest biotechnology advocacy group.

AWARD PRESENTATION: EXCALIBUR
Awards Chair: Chris Carlson
, Senior Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM VIP VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR with AURP Board of Directors and Past Presidents
While we can't connect shoulder to shoulder this year, we still want to bring together of Board of Directors and Past Presidents to recognize and honor our AURP IC2020 Sponsors.