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 every day from 2PM - 4:30PM EST.
Mark your calendar to begin check-in at 1:45 each day to view Virtual Tours of Park and Innovation Districts from around the globe!

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Ice Breakers
Virtual Park/District Tours
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

WELCOMING REMARKS
Brian Darmody, CEO, AURP

CHAIR RECOGNITION AWARD
Kevin Byrne, Past President, AURP; President, The University Financing Foundation

AWARD PRESENTATION: RISING STAR- A NEW GENERATION OF INNOVATION LEADERSHIP
Awards Chair: Chris Carlson, Senior Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

MAIN AUDITORIUM
DECISION 2020: PREDICTIONS FROM THE US ELECTION 
Leslee Gilbert, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates
Tom Quinn, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates
Charles Ross, CEO, InBIA
Dan Berglund, President & CEO, SSTI
Brian Darmody, CEO, AURP
Kevin Byrne, Past President, AURP; President, The University Financing Foundation
2020 is like a year never before especially with the 2020 US Presidential Election. Participate in this “edge of your seat” discovery session of advocacy and association experts as they unfold their predictions for the future.  Our colleagues at Van Scoyoc Associates will share their take on the most surprising election results and predicted outcomes for federal funding for new research centers. Gather near these national experts analyzing results and predicting the election's impact on research parks, real estate, and innovation in the US and partnerships abroad.

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM BREAK OPTIONS
Networking Chat Rooms
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MAIN AUDITORIUM
TOOLS FOR IMPROVING UNIVERSITY / INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND PARTNERSHIPS
Tony Boccanfuso,
PhD, President, UIDP
Peter O'Neill, Director Business Development, Fraunhofer USA Center for Experimental Software Engineering
Fred Schonenberg, Founder VentureFuel, Inc.
University-sponsored research parks provide physical proximity for corporations to engage with the enormous physical, human, and intellectual resources at universities. Join us as we discuss other tools available including incubators, financing, faculty consulting, internships and even part-time work or new international partnership models. Learn from leading business association executives on ways to foster robust university-industry partnerships using new and unique collaboration tools.