TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University research, science and technology park executives will convene in March at the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) annual Spring Training Meeting in Tempe, Arizona.
"Spring Training is a workshop unlike any other," said AURP President Charlie D'Agostino. "Top experts are brought together in one room for in-depth discussions, providing park directors the opportunity to learn from one another best approaches to ensure that universities and their research parks continue to lead our nation's innovation ecosystems." D'Agostino is also Executive Director of LSU Innovation Park at Louisiana State University and Executive Director of Louisiana Business & Technology Center.
The workshop format will consist of six sessions. Topics include: Creative Spaces and Creative Places; Millennials and Talent Recruitment: The Evolution of Live, Work, Play; Improving Innovation Ecosystems Through Enhanced Diversity; Systemic Approaches to Innovation; Joint Venturing in Your Park; and STEM and STEAM: Essential Ingredients for an Innovative Community. Executives will also tour Arizona State University SkySong, which is a joint venture among ASU, the ASU Foundation, the City of Scottsdale and the Plaza Companies.
Leaders from Research Triangle Park, The University City Science Center, NC State University and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, among many others, will be in attendance. The 2015 Spring Training Meeting will be held March 9-13 in Tempe, Arizona. Visit springtraining.aurp.net to register and find more information.
About AURP: The Association of University Research Parks is a professional association of university related research and science parks. AURP's mission is to foster innovation, commercialization and economic growth through university, industry and government partnerships. For more information, visit AURP's web site at www.aurp.net.
SOURCE Association of University Research Parks