Call for Presentation Proposals

AURP 2017 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
LAUNCHING CITIES CATALYZING LEGACIES
Westin Huntsville in Huntsville, Alabama
Hosted by Cummings Research Park
October 9 -12, 2017

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP), the world’s leading network of university research, science and technology park professionals, invites you to share your knowledge, expertise and experience by presenting at the 2017 International Conference in Huntsville, Alabama.

CONFERENCE THEME:  LAUNCHING CITIES CATALYZING LEGACIES


Overview
University Research Parks are rapidly changing to meet the growing demands of the marketplace to continue to stay relevant, forward-looking and cutting-edge. This includes organizational, physical (space/building) partnering and/or human capital changes.

Adapting through the evolution is challenging, forcing leaders within the Research Park to examine current processes and strategies currently in place. This year’s conference in Huntsville will address the current Research Park landscape, and provide insight and best practices on how Research Parks can thrive through the power of ingenuity. We are looking for dynamic and experienced speakers who can speak to environments/industries of change and how pioneering ingenuity in their respective company, nonprofit and/or organization proved to be successful.

Concurrent breakout sessions will be 60 minutes including all introductions and Q&A.

Past conference sessions include:
  • Crowdfunding & Tapping Your Rick Alumni Fund
  • Transforming Recruiting with a Marketing Mindset
  • Global Market Opportunities & Collaborations
  • Innovating the Innovation Center in Today’s Climate
  • Collaborating with Networks Outside of North America
  • Accelerating Dow’s Innovation Agenda
  • Leveraging Innovation Assets to Grow the Local Economy
  • The Evolving Life of a Research Park – Strategic Thoughts on Formation, Governance, Development & Operations
  • The Tangible Effect of Implementing an Industry-Favorable Intellectual Property Policy
  • How Collaboration Among the State, Academia & Industry are Creating Technology Solutions and Driving an Innovative Economy
  • Designing a New Knowledge Hub: The Creation of a Partnership University
  • Innovators and Attractors: Assembling the Ingredients for Successful Innovation Districts
Important Deadlines to Remember:

Friday, May 15:                      Submissions Due 

Monday, May 30:                   Notification of Acceptance
Monday, September 25:        Presentations Due for Review and Confirmation

* 1. Presentation proposal submitted by:

* 2. Topic Title:

* 3. Which track do you feel this presentation falls under?

* 4. What presentation method will be used?
(NOTE: a maximum of three (3) speakers will be allowed for any presentation format)

* 5. DESCRIPTION OF SESSION: This is a summary (75 words maximum) of the proposed session. It should include a description of topics to be covered, teaching or dialogue format, and potential use for this knowledge by the participant. The purpose of this session abstract is to enable conference registrants to determine which session they choose to attend. The clearer the description and objectives, the more likely you will attract the appropriate audience for your training workshop or panel.

* 6. STATE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SESSION (Maximum of three):

Presentation Proposal much be in English, must be typed and should be no more than one (1) 8.5" x 11" pages long. Creativity and interactivity are important aspects that will be elevated.

All proposals must include
* A 100-word biographical sketch
* A high-resolution speaker photograph in JPG, TIFF or PDF formats (300 dpi)

These items must be submitted electronically in PDF format no later than Friday, May 15, 2017 to Vickie Palmer at
VickiePalmer@aurp.net.

Please be sure to have your email have a subject line of "AURP 2017 International Conference Proposal Materials".

* 7. Provide the following information on Speaker Name (1):

Full Name
Title/Degrees/Certifications
Company
Address, City, State, ZIP, Country
Phone and Email

* 8. (If appropriate)
Provide the following information on Speaker Name (2):

Full Name
Title/Degrees/Certifications
Company
Address, City, State, ZIP, Country
Phone and Email

* 9. (If appropriate)

Provide the following information on Speaker Name (3):

Full Name
Title/Degrees/Certifications
Company
Address, City, State, ZIP, Country
Phone and Email

Thank you for submitting your Call of Presentation Proposal.

Reminder of Important Dates:
Friday, May 15:                      Submissions Due 

Monday, May 30:                   Notification of Acceptance
Monday, September 25:        Presentations Due for Review and Confirmation

NOTE: Submit your presentation proposal materials electronically in PDF format no later than Friday, May 15, 2017 to Vickie Palmer at
VickiePalmer@aurp.net.

Please be sure to have your email have a subject line of "AURP 2017 International Conference Proposal Materials".

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