AURP Architectural & Design Showcase

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) will host their 2018 Architectural & Design Showcase at The Hotel on the University of Maryland Discovery District at AURP IC2018.

A showcase of cutting-edge architecture and design for research and science, the AURP Architectural & Design Showcase will feature the best in tech and lab design worldwide, to be presented to AURP executives from around the world.

We invite research / science projects and facilities for consideration of inclusion. In addition to the in-person Showcase at IC2018, all submissions will be:

- Posters will be available for download with your contact information as part of the conference proceedings

- Posted on the AURP website for one calendar year

- Linked from the AURP website to the registrant's website

- Listed as a participant of the Architectural & Design Showcase throughout the week

Note: * Architectural & Design Showcase option DOES NOT include full conference registration, attendance at the educational sessions or activities. It does allow access the Opening Reception in the exhibit space on Wednesday October 24th. 
Conference egistration is available to our Showcase Partners at AURP member rate of $995/person (early bird).

From Our BioParks 2011

Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. - Platinum Corporate Partner

Wexford Science & Technology - Platinum Corporate Partner


Registration: $2,000

To register for the Architectural & Design Showcase, please REGISTER ONLINE. 
Premium Conference Sponsors: This special poster board showcase is included in our premium level sponsor packages (Diamond, Platinum and Gold).

We encourage our Silver, Bronze and Copper sponsors to register and participate in this Showcase: Fee $2,000.

Submission Requirements

To participate in the Architectural & Design Showcase, please complete the following:

1.     Agreement/Registration Form
- Complete the Online Architectural Showcase Agreement/Registration.  

  • 2.     Showcase Materials – Template
  • - All participants must prepare and reproduce their own poster using the Showcase template and deliver their poster to IC2018 for the Showcase beginning Wednesday, Oct 24.
  • - Posters MUST BE reproduced to 24” x 36” for display at IC2018. 
    - Any signs prepared larger than 24" x 36" will not be allowed for display at the program and fees will not be refunded.

3.    Showcase Activity / Onsite Participation
- One (1) representative per board will have the opportunity to engage with our attendees during the Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 24, to detail your achievement.

4.     Electronic Posters
- Electronic posters must be submitted to AURP on or before Monday, October 15
- Posters submitted after that date are not guaranteed to be uploaded to the AURP website prior to the close of IC2018.
- Electronic posters should not be any larger than 10G.
- Submit your electronic poster to Melinda Gee at [email protected] on or before October 15.

5.     Indemnity / Hold Harmless
- AURP plans to present posters to attendees in electronic format.
- The submitting organization grants AURP, a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to distribute the submitted poster board and to use the subject matter they contain for any lawful purpose.
- By agreeing to include your poster board in AURP’s conference proceedings, you represent that you are the sole owner of all rights thereof and ensure that all images and content does not violate the IP or copyrights of any third party without formal consent and proper acknowledgement.
- Showcase participants are for responsible for delivery and tear-down of their poster display.
- AURP will be held harmless of any neglect of this poster display during or at the conclusion of the IC2018 program on Friday, Oct 26 at 8:00 am. Any posters remaining after this time will be destroyed/recycled by The Hotel.



  • The Architectural & Design Showcase will be on display in the Ballroom Foyer at The Hotel in conjunction with the IC2018 registration desk, and breaks on Wednesday, October 24 - Friday, October 26.
    Wednesday, October 24 beginning at 3:30 pm
    TEAR-DOWN:     Friday, October 26 at 8:30 am

Note: * Architectural & Design Showcase options DO NOT include full conference registration, attendance at the educational sessions or activities. It does allow access the Opening Reception in the exhibit space only on Wednesday October 24th. Registration is available at AURP member rate of $995/person (early bird).



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