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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

7:30 - 6:00 PM Registration Check-In Desk
7:30 - 5:00 PM SEE WHAT'S BUZZING IN THIS BEE HIVE!
BEE HIVE: Sponsor Display Tables Open
7:00 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in the BEE HIVE
It's a buzz of activity!
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

GENERAL SESSION
INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE ARE SUPPORTING INNOVATION
Congress and the Biden Administration are proposing unprecedented funding opportunities for technology-based research clusters across the United States. New initiatives at the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), NIH (National Institutes for Health) and EDA (Economic Development Administration) offer incredible opportunities that research parks, innovation districts, universities, cities, and regions need to prepare for. Hear the latest developments from Washington DC based representatives on actionable ideas on how to leverage these opportunities.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

GENERAL SESSION
ELEVATE: REIMAGINING THE 21ST CENTURY RESEARCH PARK
Hidden jewel, economic driver, community change-maker. These are the words used to describe The University of Utah. With plans to elevate to a new pinnacle, let's discover the background, history, changes, and NEW strategic vision which are influencing dramatic place, economy and culture shifts within the park. Our panel will lead us through the development of the University of Utah Research Park's latest Strategic Vision Plan. We will discuss the background and genesis of the plan, our concept and ideation process and outcomes. Addressing challenges surrounding mobility/parking, economics, land use, design guidelines, CC&R's, the implementation plan, and public/private partnerships are key to reaching new heights.

  • Jonathon Bates, Chair, 2021 AURP Conference, Executive Director, Real Estate Administration & Research Park, University of Utah Research Park
  • Mason Ailstock, Partner, HR&A Advisors
  • Stephen Coulston, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Perkins&Will
  • Bob Geolas, Partner, HR&A Advisors
  • Geeti Silwal, Practice Leader, Principal, Perkins&Will
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

INTERACTIVE BREAK in the BEE HIVE!
AURP HOSPITALITY DESK & DINE-AROUNDS DIRECTORY
LAST CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT at one of our INFORMAL DINNER GROUPS this evening.
We have made reservations at a variety of dining option, and one is bound to please every tastebud!

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

THE DEATH OF DISTANCE IN KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITY DESIGN
Traditional innovation district design is a based upon maximizing collisions through geographic proximity. But not all innovation districts are in large metropolitan areas where critical mass is easy to achieve. Whether driven by  social distancing or the move to smaller more rural environments, today's innovation districts need to consider how to make geographic proximity less relevant. This panel will explore how the next generation of ecosystem designers are building critical mass and enabling "spatial" alchemy across regions, countries and continents with new technologies and new ways of thinking.

Facilitator: Ariella Lukach, PhD, Vice President, Strategy & Positioning, Stiletto Consulting

METRICS FOR LIFE SCIENCE BUILDINGS: REPURPOSE OR BUILD NEW?
Panelists representing Boylston Properties and Ayers Saint Gross will review the importance of including life science buildings in innovation districts and will share valuable insights on what it takes to bring such a building to life from master plan to design and construction. Using case studies, the panelists will walk through building metrics, design considerations, and the importance for flexibility in design.

Facilitator: Suzet McKinney, DrPH, MPH, Principal, Director Life Science, Sterling Bay

POSITIONING YOUR RESEARCH PARK FOR THE FUTURE: FORMULATING TRENDS AND STRATEGIES TO SUSTAIN AND ENHANCE YOUR CAMPUS
Hear from four research park professionals with unique perspectives and backgrounds (Owner/Operator, Consultant, Architect/Planner, and Developer) on future trends and strategies in research park / innovation district development. Gain firsthand knowledge on up-and-coming operations best practices which will define most successful communities of innovation.

  • Jonathon Bates, MBA, CPM Executive Director of Real Estate Administration, University of Utah Research Park
  • Mason Ailstock, MBA, Past President, AURP; Partner, HR&A Advisors
  • Geeti Silwal, Practice Leader & Principal, Perkins & Will
  • Jeffrey Woodbury, Senior Vice President, Woodbury Corporation

Facilitator: Jared Everett, MBA, Managing Director University Partnerships, Greystar

16 TECH: CREATING AN INNOVATION COMMUNITY FROM THE GROUND UP
16 Tech in Indianapolis is the next model innovation district. Panelists representing the district’s owner-operator-master developer, partner developer, and master planner will share valuable insights for planning and building a community of innovation. Using the story of 16 Tech as a case study, the panel will focus on critical design considerations for creating an urban innovation district from scratch, the importance of community engagement and inclusion, and the key role of corporate, civic, and philanthropic partnerships.

Facilitator: Jeff Smith, Director, University Corporate Research Foundation, Michigan State University

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM GROUP LUNCHEON SPEAKER PRESENTATION
RESEARCH PARK INCUBATORS & ACCELERATORS - IS YOUR DECK STACKED AGAINST THEM?
University research parks entice startups with proximity to campus and University support services, diverse tenants, social programming, and other benefits. It is only natural for startup incubators and technology accelerators to locate in them. University mandated covenants, policies, procurement regulations, even rules about internet access, however, can kill the best laid plans. Join Kimberly and Paul to hear how Texas Tech and the University of Utah successfully enhanced their research parks' capacity to host and support innovation infrastructure.
  • Kimberly Gramm, Associate Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Texas Tech University
  • Paul Corson, Deputy Director, Senior Director of Entrepreneurship, PIVOT Center, The University of Utah
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

GRAPPLING WITH GOVERNANCE? CORPORATE AND GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES FOR UPRS
University park developers and their stakeholders have options when financing and managing their real estate assets. Different corporate structures for post-development entities can present varying degrees of tax considerations, corporate governance requirements, decision-making hurdles, and intellectual property sensitivities. This panel will explore various practical and legal consequences of choosing particular corporate structures under which various stakeholders co-manage University research parks. Practical lessons learned on conflict management will be shared.

Facilitator: Mark Romney, Chief Industry Alliance Officer, Aggie Square - UC Davis

ACCELERATING INNOVATION THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
This workshop will share a proven model that equips innovation districts and diverse groups of community members, owners, and other stakeholders to collectively identify, engage, and attract new and emerging areas for innovation and growth. The case study explores three communities in two states that implemented this Community Innovation Design Model through an Innovator in Residence fellowship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Facilitator: Greg King, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

FITZSIMONS INNOVATION COMMUNITY - A CASE STUDY IN ADAPTIVE REUSE DEVELOPMENT
A focus on the adaptive reuse of existing real estate as the vehicle to house one of the largest, and most innovative innovation communities of its kind. Once frequented by President Eisenhower’s recovering heart and golf swing, Fitzsimons Innovation Community is a community inclusive of a congress of new ideas and innovative solutions focused on education, knowledge, and exchange…housed at the intersection of real estate adaptation and a wellspring of sustainability and stimulation.

  • April Giles, Vice President, Business Development, Fitzsimons Innovation Community
  • Gene Hodge, Vice President & General manager, Mortenson Construction

Facilitator: Kate Ryan, Real Estate Partnerships Manager, Kansas State University

TRENDS IN THE LIFE SCIENCE REAL ESTATE ECOSYSTEM
The life sciences has exploded in recent years. The growth of the industry has only been exacerbated by COVID-19. Once just a series of buildings in a few coastal markets, change has come to life science and healthcare real estate across the country. Join the speakers in the session, who will discuss trends in the sector and what we are seeing as the new normal in life sciences real estate. The panelists will also discuss how developers are partnering with academic healthcare institutions to create vibrant ecosystems that cater to the full live/work/learn/play cycle.

Facilitator: Kevin Byrne, MB, President & CEO, The University Financing Foundation

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM INTERACTIVE BREAK
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3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSION

UNIVERSITY-ANCHORED, COMMUNITY-DRIVEN INNOVATION DISTRICTS: GEORGIA TECH'S TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE PARK
University-anchored innovation districts, especially those found in large urban areas, do not exist inside a vacuum within a community. Without intentional action by both universities and industry to support and engage the surrounding neighborhoods, a district development plan lacks a crucial ingredient to long-term success. This session will provide lessons learned on community engagement and placed-based innovation from its continued development of Technology Square and expansion of Technology Enterprise Park (TEP), located on the southwest edge of campus.

  • Chris Burke, Executive Director of Community Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Amon Martin, Regional Vice President, Southeast Penrose Properties

Facilitator: Merry Hunter Caudle, Associate Director for Economic Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL SOFT LANDING STARTUP SUPPORT PROGRAM
Preparing international entrepreneurs and companies for success has a significant economic impact, benefiting your region’s local economy and entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as the economic opportunities that come from the entrepreneur’s home country. It may seem like a daunting challenge to build an international support program from scratch. However, there are many achievable steps that your center can take to attract and serve international entrepreneurs and rally your local community around this type of support. Due diligence on the front end, set the foundation, which leads into directed intention, strategy and the ability to facilitate the right connections.

  • Eric Smith, Executive Director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation
  • Anita Bell, Director, University of Arizona Center for Innovation

Facilitator: Saul Behar, General Counsel & Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, The University City Science Center 

ACCELERATE INDUSTRY (A2I) WORKFORCE READINESS: UNIVERSITY / INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP MODEL
The NSF funded award winning A2i Program has become a national model in career readiness training and has become a template for university/industry partnerships. The program works best at Research Institutions with an active Research Park infrastructure. The presentation will share the tenets of starting this program as well as best practices from partner institutions. Participants will leave with a roadmap for how best to move university/industry partnerships forward to benefit multiple stakeholders.

  • Laura E. Demarse, PhD, Assistant Dean for Professional Development and External Relations, The Graduate School, NC State University
  • Joseph Aldinger, PhD, Director, A2i, The Graduate School, NC State University

Facilitator: Keisha Demps, Centennial Campus Partnership Office, NC State University

GET TO THE POINT: EMERGING INNOVATION COMMUNITY STRATEGIES
This moderated panel session features four nationally-recognized leaders in the planning, governance, development and design of leading innovation districts. The panelists will present case studies, emerging concepts and global research for innovation districts, with a focus on exciting trends in the United States. The panelists will share their contributions to The Point, a new 600-acre mixed use, transit-oriented innovation community in Salt Lake City. Through a moderated Q&A, the panelists will share further thoughts regarding the evolution of innovation districts to comprehensive innovation communities.

Facilitator: Theresa Foxley, President and CEO, Economic Development Corporation of Utah

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM AURP HAPPY HOUR
6:00 PM

Depart for Group Dine-Arounds
Guests pay on own
Be in the Hilton Hotel lobby before 6:00 pm to connect with your group for a fun and informal dining experience - getting better acquainted with colleagues and peers.