Check Out the Spring Training 2018 Program Here!

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:

  • * Workforce Driving Technology Office Design
  • The Spectrum of Funding University StartUps: From the Lab to Series B
  • * University Entrepreneurship Spaces and Startup Incubator Trends
  • * Trends in Commercial Real Estate Investments & Leasing
  • * Trends in Technology-based Economic Development (via Web)
  • * Research Park Strategic Planning Trends: Mock SWOT

Why should you attend Spring Training 2018?

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!   

Pick Your Seat at AURP's Master Class World Series

Collaborate Innovation MVPs! The best and the brightest will be at Spring Training. Step up to the plate for #TrendingNow thought-provoking and solution-focused conversations throughout five master class sessions.





Join AURP in the desert -

Laura Frerichs, of the UIUC, chairs this top-notch professional development opportunity for Research Park professionals. View more

Corporate Partners



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Tempe Mission Palms (SOLD OUT)


Courtyard Marriott
601 S Ash Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281

Rate: $299 per night

Book before COB Tuesday, February 13th


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