Research Parks and Innovation Districts Rebooted

AGENDA

February 21-24, 2022 in Tempe, Arizona

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

 

Monday, February 21

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AURP Board of Directors Meeting
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM REGISTRATION CHECK-IN & GROUP LUNCHEON
Tempe Mission Palms Courtyard
Be sure to sign up for Tuesday evening's informal group dinners!
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM  

WELCOMING REMARKS

Spring Training Co-Chairs

  • Will Germain, Senior Investment Officer, Research and Innovation, Ventas, Inc.
  • Mark RomneyChief Strategy Officer, Aggie Square - University of California, Davis
2:15 PM - 5:15 PM

MODULE 1: CREATING ROBUST UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

Speakers / Moderators:

  • Kevin Byrne, MBA, Past President, AURP; President, The University Financing Foundation
  • Aaron Miscenich, MBA, Executive Director, [email protected] Research & Technology Park
  • Tony Boccanfuso, PhD, President & CEO, UIDP
  • Betsy Cantwell, PhD, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation, University of Arizona
  • Francesca Domingo, University/Community Relations, EMD Electronics
  • Anne O'Donnell, Senior Executive Director, Corporate Relations, University of California, San Diego
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Phoenix
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

AURP BOARD OF DIRECTORS' SPONSOR APPRECIATION DINNER

Remarks from AURP President
Leah Burton,
Director, Centennial Campus Partnership Office, NC State University

Casual attire appropriate - we recommend comfortable walking shoes and jacket for walk through Tempe to our destination. Plan for an evening of games and friendly competition!

All Spring Training attendees are welcome to attend this valuable networking dinner as we toast our sponsors of AURP Spring Training 2022. 

Tuesday, February 22

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Journey Up A Mountain

Huddle up in the courtyard with your AURP friends before the journey of a lifetime up A Mountain. Whether meditating, engaging with your colleagues, or walking up A Mountain, being mindful of your body and surroundings, is important at every level of engagement each day and every moment. (Sunrise 7:05 am)

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast
Snack Shack

Sunshine, coffee, and a quick continental breakfast will help to kick off a day of deep dives in complex dialogue and greater networking.
Note: Full breakfast or buffet is available in The Cloister Restaurant at individual expense.

BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION DAY: DESIGN FOR A COLLABORATIVE & SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

MODULE 2: PHYSICAL BUILDING DESIGN

Speakers / Moderator:

  • David Tyndall, Founder & CEO, Collaborative Real Estate
  • Ted HymanFAIA, LEED AP® BD+C, Managing Partner, ZGF Architects
  • Joel Swift, Architect AIA AUA, Swiftenvirons
  • Keisha Demps, Partnership Developer, Centennial Campus at NC State University
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Group Lunch

Bring your sunglasses and soak up some sun while dining alfresco. Plan to dive deeper into this morning's conversations with your peers.

2:00 PM - 5:15 PM

MODULE 3: DESIGNING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Speakers / Moderator:

  • Kelly Meissner, Director, Sustainability, Ventas, Inc.
  • Bob Segar, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Campus Planning and Community Resources, University of California, Davis
  • Additional speakers to be announced
  • Will GermainSenior Investment Officer, Research and Innovation, Ventas, Inc.
6:00 PM 

Informal Group Dinners
All fees and expenses are at individual expense.

This evening is the first time of our group dinners. Sign up to join one of our group dinner reservations and make new friends and share great ideas. Attendees are encouraged to create new groups and choose a new restaurant on your own. 

Wednesday, February 23

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM Hike Up A Mountain
Ready for round 2? Your AURP friends are there to support you as you clear our the cobwebs and set out for Day 2 up A Mountain. The beautiful Arizona sunrise will refresh your heart, mind and body for another day of deep thought and learning. (Sunrise 7:04 am)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM  Networking Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

MODULE 4: CURATING LOCAL & REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

Speakers / Moderators:

  • Bob Geolas, Partner, HR&A Advisors
  • Laura Bleill, Director, External Engagement, University of Illinois Research Park
  • Additional speakers to be announced
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MODULE 5: FEDERAL & STATE FINANCING FOR YOUR COMMUNITY OF INNOVATION

Speakers / Moderator:

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Group Lunch

Same great weather to enjoy while exploring new topics while gathering on the patio. Mix it up! Grab a seat next to someone you haven't met before.

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

MODULE 6: PROGRAMMING AT ALL STAGES OF YOUR PARK'S / DISTRICT'S DEVELOPMENT

Regardless of the stage of your park, incubator, or innovation district, programming is a key differentiator and builds value for your unique offering to existing and emerging companies in your market. Not only is programming a draw for current and prospective residents,  but it can also raise your park’s profile by engaging participants and presenters from the broader ecosystem. 

This interactive session will review trends and best practices for programming, services and amenities for parks, incubators and innovation districts. Learn about the types of programming available and potential gaps you may be able to fill to increase the value of your park in your ecosystem. The facilitation team will also walk through how to apply your program and other park features to fine tune your messaging and positioning for your park.

Speakers / Moderators:

  • Laura O'BlenisPresident & CEO, Stiletto: Make a Point
  • Jeanne MellMell Consulting
  • Kate EngelDirector of Strategic Partnerships & Communication, Nebraska Innovation Campus
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

SPRING TRAINING 2022 CLOSING REMARKS & HAPPY HOUR

6:00 PM Informal Group Dinners
In our final night of our informal group dinners, remember to connect with your comrades and collaborate on the #TrendingNow discussions from the day. Sign-up sheets will be posted at the registration desk at the entryway to the Abbey room. Please sign up for your preferred restaurant by 1:00 pm. Each group will gather in the lobby and travel to their restaurant by taxi or by walking to restaurants in close proximity to the hotel.

Thursday, February 24

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast

Here’s your chance to meet someone new, wrap up that session discussion, or schedule a future call with someone you met this week at Spring Training!  Kick back and enjoy that Arizona sunshine prior to heading out to the tour.

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

INNOVATION TOUR
IDEA Tempe Campus