March 5-9, 2018, Tempe, Arizona

Spring Training 

EDUCATION – plan on five must attend, highly interactive modules addressing professional and leadership development.

INFORMATION EXCHANGE – A week full of intense networking and collaborating opportunities which include the VIP AURP Board of Directors’ Sponsor Appreciation Dinner, group meals in the courtyard, informal evening dinners and tours.

AFFORDABILITY – A lifetime worth of knowledge offered in a one-week program. You can’t afford to miss it!

INSPIRATION – The Sonoran Desert is a great place to play. Whether your free time includes a stroll around Tempe Town Lake, a hike up A Mountain, cheering on your favorite Spring Training baseball team or hitting the greens, enjoy the Southwest and all that the region has to offer.

Spring Training 2018 #TrendingNow topics:

Technology-based Economic Development
Venture Capital and Angel Investments
Impacting Higher Education Administration
Commercial Real Estate Investment/Leasing and Work Force Office Space
University Entrepreneurship - Culture of Creative Communities

AURP Spring Training 2017 Highlights

Thank you to all who attended AURP's 2017 Spring Training in Tempe, Arizona! We received incredible feedback on your favorite outings and modules, and plans are already underway for next year's Spring Training. Some highlights of the week included: 

  • • Informal networking dinners
  • • Spring Training Baseball Game
  • • Board of Directors' Sponsor Appreciation Dinner at beautiful and historic Wrigley Mansion        overlooking the city of Phoenix
  • • Crisis Planning: Active Shooter Training
  •  • And of course, the weather! 

The week was all "a buzz" with excitement over the announcement of AURP's new CEO, Carol Stewart. A special thanks to all our module speakers and "Innovation MVP's" for making Spring Training a huge success! 



40 Below? Are you kidding me!

Carol Stewart, AURP CEO, is ready to pack her bags and head south for warm AZ sunshine and even hotter networking and collaboration. Hear her story here!

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Reservations are open at the Tempe Mission Palms

To make your reservation at the Tempe Mission Palms, call (800) 547-8705 and identify yourself with AURP to receive the group rate ($215 plus tax per night in addition to $13.95 daily resort fee). The AURP room block is on a space available basis and expires February 12, 2018.
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