MON SEPT19

TUE SEPT20

WED SEPT21

THUR SEPT22

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

GUESTS WALK OR TAKE SUBWAY TO/FROM HYATT REGENCY TO MARS DISCOVERY DISTRICT
8:30 - 3:00 PM DISCOVERY CENTER
The innovation hub of activity - much like our varied Communities of Innovation!
  • SPONSORS Visit and connect at sponsor display tables
  • CONNECTIONS Build your network and increase your knowledge at our roundtable topics held throughout the Foyer. Topics include incubator/accelerator trends, rebounding strategies, cultivating community engagement and more. 
  • MICRO-HUB THEATERS Sign-up for podium time at one of our two NESTS to share your project or case study. These small 'theaters in the round' will have an AV Monitor for plug and play showcase segments.
  • THE COMMONS Hosted by Tom Osha of Wexford Science & Technology, Tom will engage guest speakers and community leaders on this daily podcast distributed through all podcast channel
  • See Vickie Palmer to sign up for your 5-minute theater segment or suggest additional roundtable topics.
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST
AURP's newest members will be introduced. Organizations that have joined since the 2021 International Conference will be recognized on stage and receive their membership certificate. Join us in welcoming our newest AURP members throughout the globe.
PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE SESSION
Additional fees apply
Our pre-conference intensive sessions offer a deep dive for participants in specific valuable content areas. These intensive sessions are available for an additional registration fee and include attendance at the Networking Luncheon allowing individuals from all pre-sessions to convene and network with key AURP leaders and partners, setting the stage and expanding your connections as we move into the AURP International Conference.
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE SESSION (separate registration fee)
Leadership Roundtable - Future Workforces Impact on Place Making
For advanced practitioners
Chair: Daniel Duncan, Immediate Past President, AURP; Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus

The pandemic has redefined how companies manage their workforce, especially remote work. In this session, you will learn how the pandemic is affecting real estate developers' investment decisions, discuss the relevance of these trends for communities of innovation and discuss how these trends impact place making in your community.

12:00PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH BUFFET

12:00PM - 2:00PM

WELCOMING REMARKS & GENERAL SESSION
FIRESIDE CHAT: Global Innovation at Scale: Defining a Region
Toronto is the fastest growing metropolitan area in all of Canada and U.S. in terms of population growth including a gain of 46,000 additional residents, just in 2019. As one of the most livable and diverse cities in the world, residents of the Toronto regional are globally connected as the driving force behind the region's economic prosperity and innovation, being the third-largest tech sector in North America.

Our conference hosts welcome the group to the 2022 AURP International Conference and share the legacy, challenges and dynamic opportunities of this vibrant and sustainable sector.

2:30PM - 3:15PM

GENERAL SESSION
THE PLANNED MARRIAGE: THE UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO & MARS
Built on the site where insulin was discovered, MaRS was founded in 2000 by a group of 14 civic leaders driven by a passion for the possible. They donated $14 million and rallied further support from government, corporations and the University of Toronto to create MaRS.

The MaRS building opened in 2005 and is now home to a curated mix of startups, global corporates and leading research labs. To meet demand from Toronto's burgeoning tech ecosystem, MaRS opened its West Tower expansion in 2016, doubling the building's size. And we have plans to grow again, with a new space for scaling startups on the city's waterfront set to launch in 2022.

3:15PM - 4:00PM

GENERAL SESSION
SCIENCE COMMERCIALIZATION ACROSS BORDERS
AURP IC2022 will feature international rock star, Vinit Nijhawan, Managing Director with MassVentures. An alum of the University of Waterloo, Vinit will share adventures and lessons learned throughout his career, plus the impact of cross border collaborations and connections in supporting growth of S&T innovations.

GUESTS WALK OR TAKE SUBWAY TO/FROM HYATT REGENCY TO MARS DISCOVERY DISTRICT

5:15PM - 9:00PM

AURP 26TH ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE in INNOVATION

As we approach the crest of the AURP International Conference 2022, our celebration and recognition of those worthy of our 2022 Awards of Excellence will be foremost in mind.