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)
PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE SESSIONS
Communities of Innovation 101 (COl 101); Leadership Roundtable; BIO Health Caucus
Our pre-conference sessions offer a deep dive for participants in specific valuable content areas. These intensive sessions are available for an additional registration fee and include attendance at the Networking Luncheon allowing individuals from all pre-sessions to convene and network with key AURP leaders and partners, setting the stage and expanding your connections as we move into the AURP 2019 International Conference.
Note: All registrants of the Leadership Roundtable, COI 101 and BIO Health Caucus are invited to attend the Networking Luncheon on this day.
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; Senior Principal, 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 Lunch and New Member Welcome
Communities of Innovation, Leadership Roundtable and BIO Health Caucus 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.
Member Recognition by: Brian Darmody, JD, Chief Executive Officer, AURP
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE: (Additional fees apply)
AURP BIO HEALTH CAUCUS
CHAIR: Brian Darmody, JD, 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.
EXTRA NETWORKING AND PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
Providing additional knowledge-area options for those arriving prior to the Opening Keynote kick-off, the Beltline Tour of Piedmont Park and Value-Added Sessions, are available to all registrants at no additional fee.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Atlanta Beltline Tour
Boost your innovation district, community development and entrepreneurial network knowledge with this discovery of the Atlanta Beltline district.
Seats are limited! Advanced registration required.
Guide/Coordinator:
Cassie Branum, AICP, LEED AP, Senior Urban Designer, Associate Principal, Perkins and Will
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

VALUE ADDED SESSIONS

"Back by popular demand!"
All conference attendees are attendees are invited to participate in our VALUE-ADDED sessions on Tuesday afternoon. Value-Added Sessions are included in the Full Registration Fee.

1:00 PM - Curiosity Lab: The Newest Tech Park Amenity
Betsy Plattenburg, Executive Director, Curiosity Lab
Tech Park Atlanta, the original technology park in Atlanta, was built to help retain technical talent graduating from Georgia Tech in the 60’s and 70’s. Fast forward to 2017 and the City reimagined the technology park as an innovation hub by first investing in a technology incubator (@ATDC) for early stage startups and now two short years later will be opening a unique amenity to attract tech companies: Curiosity Lab, a novel technology testbed opened in September (www.CuriosityLabPTC.com).  A variety of stakeholders make it possible for small companies and Fortune 500 alike to test, demo and deploy new technologies without unwieldy restrictions and a lower cost. Join this session to learn how this work evolved and its initial ROI.   

1:40 PM - A Tale of 3 Cities: Flexibility Solutions for Urban Innovation Labs 
Tzveta Panayotova, LEED AP, Principal, Senior Laboratory Planner, HOK
Morgan Daenzer, LEED GA, Laboratory Planner, HOK
As urban environments continue to awaken, opportunities to build and develop more space for innovation, research and collaboration are presenting themselves. Ideas born in an incubator setting strive to grow and graduate to an accelerator laboratory in a nearby research park or across the country in a startup lab. This presentation will explore the challenges in three urban environments to adapt existing buildings to suit flexible space needs for urban research innovation.

2:15 - 2:45 PM - Networking Break

2:45 PM - Tomorrow's Academic Research Campus - Mission, Research, and Execution 
Christopher Baylow, AIA, Principal, Academic Research, EYP
Jeremy Munn, Program Director - Facilities Division, Northeastern University
David Neuman, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Strategic Campus Planner, Neu Campus Planning
Dedicated applied research space on university campuses geared toward solving the world's most pressing issues must be versatile enough to accommodate ever-evolving paradigm shifts. Speakers will lead a dynamic conversation, featuring interactive Mentimeter polling, about the planning and development of academic research campuses through the lens of Northeastern University's emerging Innovation Campus. Attendees will leave the presentation with valuable strategies for developing a framework plan and creating innovation clusters and flexible research space on campus.

3:25 PM - Business Retention and Expansion is More Than Just Three Letters 
Carol Stewart, Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona
Peter Loya, Senior Manager for Community and Tenant Relations
Discover how the UA Tech Park created a successful BRE strategy by creating a best workplace environment. Learn how the Tech Park seized synergistic opportunities creating a proactive business engagement strategy. This strategy leveraged both business and employee connections. All BRE programs don't have to look and are more authentic when customized.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Registration Check-In and Reception
Arrive early to check-in and gather with friends and colleagues. Grab a snack, sip a beverage (beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages available) and take your seat preparing for the thrilling days ahead!

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
Greg King, CEcD, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
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, Global Institute on Innovation Districts; President, Urban Insight
Tom Osha, Board Chair, Global Institute on Innovation Districts; Senior Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development, Wexford Science & Technology
Introducer: Mason Ailstock, Immediate Past President, AURP; Senior Principal, HR&A Advisors

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: 
Prof. Dan G. Blumberg, PhD, Vice President of Industrial and Regional Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Matt Enstice
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President and Chief Executive Officer, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Edward Highfield, Director, City Growth, Sheffield City Council
Greg King, CEcD, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dennis Lower, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cortex Innovation Community
Julie Wells, Vice-Principal, Strategy and Culture, The University of Melbourne
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