Pre-Conference Intensive Session - additional fees apply
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Planning, managing or expanding a bio health innovation district or a health research and innovation facility?

Twelve selected projects will present in five-minute lightning round talks before an audience of national leaders in designing, operating and funding bio health innovation districts around the world. Afterwards, the Caucus will host panels on ways to finance facilities and bio start-ups through high net worth individuals and donor advised funds, shared use facilities and other topics. Later, attend the opening reception of the AURP International Conference with colleagues from around the world interested in building communities of innovation.

Cities, regions, states, universities and individual bio health projects are eligible to apply for the five-minute lightening round talks, but must be registered for the BIO Health Caucus. Priority will be given to submissions from AURP members.

To submit, simply send a response to [email protected] with message 'BIO Health Pitch'. Winning entries will be provided with additional information on format. 
Submissions must be made by September 15, 2019.    

Chairs:                                                                                  Speakers:

Brian Darmody

Mark Romney

Rich Bendis

Henry Ahn

Christian Braemer

Bobby Franklin

John Reim


Twelve in Sixty: Lightning Rounds | BIO Health Innovation Districts Across the U.S.
Catherine Vorwald – The Life Sciences at Sterling Bay, Chicago
Jim Hughes – UMB BioPark, Baltimore
Ron Kaplan – Rosalind-Franklin University Health System, Helix 51, Chicago
Kolaleh Eskandanian – Children’s National Innovation Campus at Walter Reed, Washington DC
Jonathan Genn — Viva White Oak at FDA Headquarters, Montgomery County, Maryland
Nancy Kelley – NYC Builds BIO+, New York City
Nancy Kelley — Argent Jersey City, NJ/NYC
Jeff Smith — Transition in Health Research and Services at Michigan State University
Mark Romney – Aggie Square at UC Davis –Sacramento Innovation Center
more to be added