Spring Training 2021 AGENDA
Reshaping the Innovation Ecosystem

THURSDAY'S IN APRIL (8, 15, 22, 29)    |    12:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern

April 8
12:00 - 2:30 EDT

April 15
12:00 - 2:30 EDT

April 22
12:00 - 2:30 EDT

April 29 
12:00 - 2:30 EDT

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Spring Training 2021   |   Module 1
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Informal Lunch Groups
Break open your Snack Shack Care Package or brown bag lunch before we kick-start an amazing day of knowledge-exchange and networking
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

MODULE 1
BEYOND REAL ESTATE: THE ECOSYSTEM OF PLACE

Jonathon Bates, CPM, Executive Director, University of Utah Research Park 
Paul Garvey, Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Will Germain, Senior Investment Officer, Life Sciences, Research and Innovation Centers, Ventas Inc.
Ted Hyman,
FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Partner, ZGF Architects LLP
 Doug Woodruff
, Senior Vice President, West Region Executive, Wexford Science & Technology LLC

In reacting to the 2020 pandemic, the need for lab space is hot as requests for office space is down leaving many to reconsider their masterplan and the value proposition of physical space. The impact of our tangible communities of innovation remains pertinent and essential for economic development growth which requires stakeholder and community engagement. Our inclusive panel of placemaking trailblazers will guide us through discussions on these and other way finding considerations:

  • Does my current real estate strategy address the future needs of my park and community?
  • How should I think about repurposing space?
  • What strategies should be considered to provide affordable workforce housing?
  • How do I get my next building built?
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM   7th Inning Stretch with Our AURP Sponsor(s)
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM Wrap-up of Day 1   |   Final Discussion & Questions

Thursday, April 15, 2021

At your own pace

Virtual Race for Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Half-Marathon

Whether meditating, engaging virtually with colleagues, or listening to your favorite podcast, take a journey outdoors, being mindful of your body and surroundings to ground your being and prepare for the day ahead.

12:00 PM - 2:30 pm

Spring Training 2021   |   Module 2

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  Informal Lunch Groups
Break open your Snack Shack Care Package or brown bag lunch before we kick-start an amazing day of knowledge-exchange and networking
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

MODULE 2
SMART CITY TECHNOLOGY IN INNOVATION DISTRICTS
What you need and what you need to know... 

Ivo Rook, Senior Vice President Internet of Things, Sprint
Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH, Chief Information and Digital Health Officer, UC Davis Health
Alex Aharonov, Business Development Executive, Siemens Venture Arm - Next47
Mark Romney, Chief Industry Alliance Officer, Aggie Square-University of California, Davis

2:15 PM - 2:20 PM 7th Inning Stretch with Our AURP Sponsor(s)
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM  Wrap-up of Day 2   |   Final Discussion & Questions

Thursday, April 22, 2021

At your own pace Virtual Race for Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Half-Marathon
Whether meditating, engaging virtually with colleagues, or listening to your favorite podcast, take a journey outdoors, being mindful of your body and surroundings to ground your being and prepare for the day ahead.
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM  Spring Training 2021   |   Module 3
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Informal Lunch Groups
Break open your Snack Shack Care Package or brown bag lunch before we kick-start an amazing day of knowledge-exchange and networking
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

MODULE 3
BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION: ESSENTIAL DEI STRATEGIES

Andrea Batista Schleshinger, Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office, HR&A Advisors
Dayna PerryDirector of Equitable Economic Development, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Rebecca Motley, MBA, Incubator Manager, University of Illinois Research Park
Ray Trapp, Vice President of Strategic Engagement, Research Triangle Park of NC
Leah Burton
, President, AURP; Director of Centennial Campus Partnership Office, NC State University

We all know that the implementation of effective DEI strategies isn't just the right thing to do, it's a business imperative. So how are some of the nation's most innovative communities tackling these important issues? During this session we will explore:

  • Frameworks for delivering resources that move the needle toward equitable opportunities
  • Programming to create high-impact DEI strategies
  • Measurable outcomes for benchmarking progress
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM

7th Inning Stretch with Our AURP Sponsor(s)

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM

Wrap-up of Day 3  |   Final Discussion & Questions


Thursday, April 29, 2021

At your own pace Virtual Race for Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Half-Marathon
Whether meditating, engaging virtually with colleagues, or listening to your favorite podcast, take a journey outdoors, being mindful of your body and surroundings to ground your being and prepare for the day ahead.
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Spring Training 2021   |   Module 4
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Informal Lunch Groups
Break open your Snack Shack Care Package or brown bag lunch before we kick-start an amazing day of knowledge-exchange and networking

12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

MODULE 4
THE GEOGRAPHY OF INNOVATION

Scott Stern, PhD, David Sarnoff Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Travis Hunter, Director, 
MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program

2:15 PM - 2:20 PM 7th Inning Stretch with Our AURP Sponsor(s)
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM 

Wrap-up of Day 4  |   Final Discussion & Questions

Results of the Innovation Race!