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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

7:00 - 1:00 PM Registration Check-In Desk
7:30 - 1:00 PM THE BEE HIVE
The BEE HIVE will be a hub of activity - much like our varied Communities of Innovation!
  • SPONSORS Visit and connect at sponsor display tables
  • CONNECTIONS Build your network and increase your knowledge at our roundtable topics held throughout the Foyer. Topics include incubator/accelerator trends, rebounding strategies, cultivating community engagement and more. 
  • NESTS Sign-up for podium time at one of our two NESTS to share your project or case study. These small 'theaters in the round' will have an AV Monitor for plug and play showcase segments.
  • THE COMMONS Hosted by Tom Osha of Wexford Science & Technology, Tom will engage guest speakers and community leaders on this daily podcast distributed through all podcast channel
  • AURP HOSPITALITY DESK While you are preparing to reach new heights in innovation, networking and partnering among our community of innovation, head over to our Hospitality Desk to discover the many opportunities to explore Salt Lake City from right out the Hilton Hotel front door.
  •  DINE-AROUNDS DIRECTORY – INFORMAL GROUP DINNERS -- Wednesday Evening Reserve your spot at one of our INFORMAL DINNERS GROUPS on Wednesday.
  • See Vickie Palmer to sign up for your 5-minute theater segment or suggest additional roundtable topics.
7:00 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in the BEE HIVE
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE SESSION (separate registration fee)
LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE: DEVELOPING A DEI STRATEGY FOR YOUR RESEARCH PARK OR INNOVATION DISTRICT
Chair: Daniel Duncan, Immediate Past President, AURP; Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus

Discussion continue, driving home the importance and impact of achieving inclusive communities. This Leadership Roundtable moves beyond discussion and lands on strategies and action plans for advancing DEI practices to make change happen.

12:00 - 1:30 PM

WELCOMING LUNCH - OUR CONFERENCE REUNION
All registrants are invited to attend our reunion luncheon as we laugh, greet our colleagues and friends, and unite together in Salt Lake City.

  • Recognize our New Members since 2019
  • Recognize First-time Attendees
  • Installation of 2021-2022 Officers and Board of Directors

Remarks From:

  • AURP President Leah Burton, Director of Centennial Campus Partnership Office, NC State University
  • AURP Board Member and IC2021 Host Jonathon Bates, Executive Director, Real Estate Administration & Research Park, University of Utah Research Park
  • AURP CEO Brian Darmody

Welcome Speakers to be announced

1:30 - 9:00 PM

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH ENCOUNTER
Established in 1968, The University of Utah Research Park (located on the University of Utah campus, was intended to stimulate economic development within the State of Utah and encourage graduates from the University of Utah to stay in Salt Lake City by providing convenient access to research jobs. The university has helped to produce multiple business from the work of University students and researchers. Research Park currently has 48 companies along with 81 university departments with a workforce of more than 14,000.

Our University of Utah Encounter will be an afternoon of discovery meeting companies critical to the success of the Research Park, regional/state/global economic development leaders at majestic Red Butte Gardens followed by a celebration of AURP's 35th Anniversary at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

EXPERIENTIAL TOURS
On our Experiential Tours, we will jet set straight to the hear of this innovation hub to meet directly with the companies, the researchers, the students, the leaders that translate ideas and dreams to reality, making an impact in their community and beyond.

RESILIENCE AND REJUVENATING THE WORK PLACE
Resilience: people, buildings, and communities adapting and thriving in unforeseen situations. With resilience in mind, a whole integrated systems approach is achievable for regenerative building that gives back to our people and community.

This building demonstrates how resilient design and business model foster a culture that values creativity and empowers all. The resilient nature of people has shaped places to foster a balance between personal choice and team collaboration.

    • Robb T. Harrop, AIA, LEED GA, Director of Design, Architectural Nexus
    • Megan Recher, AIA, LFA, LEED AP BD+C, RELi AP, Regenerative Design Specialist, Architectural Nexus

ARUP AT AURP: ONE COMPANY'S EVOLUTION TOWARD RESILIENT DESIGN
ARUP was conceived at the University of Utah and incubated on the University's Research Park Campus. In its evolution from an outsourced service for University Hospital to one of the leading national pathology reference laboratories in the U.S., it has maintained its Research Park roots, growing from an incubator tenant to a multi-building national headquarters. This session will explore the growing pains, lessons learned, and innovative genus developed during ARUP's journey toward increasingly resilient design.

  • Chad Turner, Design and Construction Manager, ARUP
  • Jeffrey Gardner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Architect, Architectural Nexus
  • Brad Busath, AIA, LEED AP, Principal Architect, Architectural Nexus

 

GENERAL SESSION / OPENING KEYNOTE CAMPFIRE
Red Butte Garden Amphitheater - The University of Utah

UTAH - THE SECRET SAUCE RESULTING IN A #1 POSITION FOR INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ECONOMIC VITALITY

The mind blowing stories shared throughout the Research Park are only the tip off point of our Encounter afternoon as we now visit the majestic Red Butte Garden, located ON the Research Park campus, for our Opening Keynote Session in the open-air amphitheater. While relaxing in this fresh mountain air of Salt Lake City foothills, brace yourself for a powerhouse panel of leaders that each played a part in the great economic impact success of Salt Lake City and Utah. A model to be admired and attempted emulation at best, moderated by Natalie Gochnour, Director of the Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah, these formidable leaders will share their passions, and dreams for Utah and the realization that is evidenced in Utah today.

AURP 35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE


Natural History Museum of Utah - The University of Utah

The celebration will be grand but black tie is not required! Using the amazing Natural History Museum as our inspiration and backdrop, AURP will teleport back to its beginning in 1986 and revisit the experiences, friends, and celebrate 35 years of success in advancing Innovation and Economic Growth, one community of innovation at a time.