Tuesday, November 5, 2019

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration Desk Open
Exhibit Table Displays
Speaker Ready Room
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast (for all pre-conference intensive attendees and sponsors)
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (Additional fees apply)
COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION 101
CHAIR: Erin Koshut, Executive Director, Cummings Research Park

Gain insights from experienced park and innovation district executives as they cover basic elements of strategy and share their lessons learned along the way. Designed for those who are new to university research parks and innovation districts, this intensive pre-conference session will address park and innovation district organization and management with a special emphasis on development, funding, marketing and economic impact. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain these valuable insights from the pros!

8:00 AM - 12:00 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; Partner, HR&A Advisors
The Leadership Roundtable pre-conference intensive session will address the most critical issues faced by universities, global corporations and start-ups: Leadership and the growth of talent. 
12:00 PM - 1:00 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 MEMBERS WELCOME
Introduction of new AURP members since October 2018.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (Additional fees apply)
AURP BIO HEALTH CAUCUS
CHAIR: Brian Darmody, Chief Executive Officer, AURP
Planning, managing or expanding a bio health innovation district or a health research and innovation facility? Twelve selected projects will present in five-minute lightening round talks before an audience of national leaders in designing, operating and funding bio health innovation districts around the world.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM GEORGIA TECH RAMBLIN' WRECK TOURS
Boost your innovation district, community development and entrepreneurial network knowledge with topic-specific tours of greater Tech Square and Georgia Tech
4:30 PM - 6:30 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 - PRESENTATION: DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION AWARD

5:10 PM - THE EVOLUTION OF UNIVERSITY-ANCHORED INNOVATION DISTRICTS
Innovation districts have found tremendous success in the university setting. By leveraging proximity to research and talent, these districts have transformed themselves and their communities. These influential innovation leaders will share insights into the evolution of these developments over the last several years, and provide a look ahead to the future of these developments. Session will also discuss a new international benchmarking effort - The Global Institute on Innovation Districts
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
Communities of innovation require creative leadership with vision and the ability to execute. A panel of global leaders will share their observations and lessons learned from their own university-anchored innovation district.
Panelists: University Innovation District Leaders
6:30 PM - 7:30 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!
Evening Guests on their own for dinner