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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

7:00 - 1:00 PM Registration Check-In Desk
7:30 - 1:00 PM THE BEE HIVE
The BEE HIVE will be a 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. 
  • NESTS 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
  • AURP HOSPITALITY DESK While you are preparing to reach new heights in innovation, networking and partnering among our community of innovation, head over to our Hospitality Desk to discover the many opportunities to explore Salt Lake City from right out the Hilton Hotel front door.
  •  DINE-AROUNDS DIRECTORY – INFORMAL GROUP DINNERS -- Wednesday Evening Reserve your spot at one of our INFORMAL DINNERS GROUPS on Wednesday.
  • See Vickie Palmer to sign up for your 5-minute theater segment or suggest additional roundtable topics.
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST
New membership or member representatives, plus those interested in learning more about AURP membership and benefits are encouraged to attend.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in the BEE HIVE
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

PRE-CONFERENCE INTENSIVE SESSION (separate registration fee)
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF RESEARCH PARKS IN DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION EFFORTS?
Chair: Daniel Duncan, Immediate Past President, AURP; Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus

We say it all the time - if you've seen one research park, you've seen one research park! Sharing key lessons learned and examples with peers and adapting those takeaways to your park's specific situation is an element of how we all move our research parks forward. Join this leadership roundtable session to connect with your peers and gather information on what role research parks are playing in diversity, equity, and inclusion work in communities across the world. This session will explore your ecosystem's distinctive assets, resources, partners, and barriers that will influence your research park's unique diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Participants attending this session will be able to:

  • Identify and list diversity, equity, and inclusions asset/resources and partners in their communities, and how to engage those partners.
  • Discuss how research parks may be conduits of opportunities in communities.
  • Explore how research parks integrate into a university diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy.
  • Identify one or two barriers that will be removed to improve the diversity, equity, and inclusion climate in research parks and communities.
  • Develop a plan for removing one or two barriers that will improve the diversity, equity, and inclusion climate in research parks and communities.
12:00 - 1:30 PM

WELCOMING LUNCH - OUR CONFERENCE REUNION
All registrants are invited to attend our reunion luncheon as we laugh, greet our colleagues and friends, and unite together in Salt Lake City.

  • Recognition of our New Members since 2019
  • Recognition of Our First-time Attendees
  • Installation of 2022 Officers and Board of Directors

Remarks From:

Welcome Speakers to be announced

1:30 - 9:00 PM

 

 

2:00PM - 3:00PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3:45PM - 4:30PM

 

 

 

 

 

6:30PM - 9:00PM

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH ENCOUNTER
Our University of Utah Encounter will be an afternoon of discovery meeting companies critical to the success of the Research Park, regional/state/global economic development leaders at majestic Red Butte Gardens followed by a celebration of AURP's 35th Anniversary at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

EXPERIENTIAL TOURS
On our Experiential Tours, we will jet set straight to the heart of this innovation hub to meet directly with the companies, the researchers, the students, the leaders that translate ideas and dreams to reality, making an impact in their community and beyond.

ARUP AT AURP: ONE COMPANY'S EVOLUTION TOWARD RESILIENT DESIGN
ARUP was conceived at the University of Utah and incubated on the University's Research Park Campus. In its evolution from an outsourced service for University Hospital to one of the leading national pathology reference laboratories in the U.S., it has maintained its Research Park roots, growing from an incubator tenant to a multi-building national headquarters. This session will explore the growing pains, lessons learned, and innovative genius developed during ARUP's journey toward increasingly resilient design.

MYRIAD GENETICS
Myriad discovers and commercializes genetic tests that determine the risk of developing disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across medical specialties where critical genetic insights can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs.

GENERAL SESSION / OPENING KEYNOTE CAMPFIRE
Red Butte Garden Amphitheater - The University of Utah

UTAH - THE SECRET SAUCE RESULTING IN A #1 POSITION FOR INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ECONOMIC VITALITY
The mind blowing stories shared throughout the Research Park are only the tip off point of our Encounter afternoon as we now visit the majestic Red Butte Garden, located ON the Research Park campus, for our Opening Keynote Session in the open-air amphitheater. While relaxing in this fresh mountain air of Salt Lake City foothills, brace yourself for a powerhouse panel of leaders that each played a part in the great economic impact success of Salt Lake City and Utah. A model to be admired and attempted emulation at best, moderated by Kelvyn CullimorePresident and CEO of BioUtah, these formidable leaders will share their passions, and dreams for Utah and the realization that is evidenced in Utah today.

AURP ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Natural History Museum of Utah - The University of Utah

The celebration will be grand but black tie is not required! Using the amazing Natural History Museum as our inspiration and backdrop, AURP will teleport back to its beginning in 1986 and revisit the experiences, friends, and celebrate 35 years of success in advancing Innovation and Economic Growth, one community of innovation at a time.