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AURP Canada - Annual Board Meeting and Conference

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The Atrium @ McMaster Innovation Park

175 Longwood Road South

Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

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Come join us for AURP Canada’s annual board meeting and conference on 13-14 May 2019 at McMaster Innovation Park in beautiful Hamilton Ontario.

Monday, May 13th – Welcome Reception & Dinner

Location: The Atrium@MIP, 175 Longwood Rd South, Hamilton ON, L8P 0A1

  • 5:30 pm – Cocktail Reception
  • 6:15 pm – Dinner
  • 7:00 pm – Guest speaker – Steven Jast from ROI Research



Tuesday, May 14th - AURP Canada Board Meeting & Conference

Location: The Atrium@MIP, 175 Longwood Rd South, Hamilton ON, L8P 0A1

Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:15 am

Session 1 – AURP Canada Annual General Meeting

8:15 am – 8:45 am

Session 2 – AURP International Discussion and Updates

8:45 am – 9:15 am

Session 3 – Member Introductions and Updates

9:15 am – 10:15

There are a number of new people joining us this year, so we thought we would start with some introductions. This session is an opportunity to learn a little about the various research park operations. Each park is asked to provide a short overview of their:

  • Organizational Structure
  • Governance Model
  • Affiliation with Academia
  • Operating / Capital Budget
  • Physical Profile
  • Tenant Profile
  • Major Projects
  • Current challenges / opportunities

Morning Break

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Session 4 – Roundtable Discussion: The Role of AURP Canada.

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

This is a roundtable discussion about AURP Canada can support its member parks. This is your opportunity to share your ideas and suggestions for improving collaboration between parks.

Lunch & Panel Discussion: Activating Hamilton’s Innovation Ecosystem

12:00 pm – 1:00pm

The lunch panel discussion will be an exploration of Hamilton’s economic transformation from heavy industry to innovation heavyweight, and role of MIP and its community partners in that transformation.

  • Jason Cassis, CEO, Equal Parts Hospitality
  • David Schincariol, Principal, Changing Tide Ventures
  • Louis Frapporti, Managing Partner, Gowlings WLG

Session 5 – Strategic Initiatives

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

  • Innovative Ways to Finance Park Development – 30 mins, Ty Shattuck, McMaster Innovation Park
  • Cyber Building Project – 30 mins, Larry Shaw, Knowledge Park
  • Evolv1 – 30 mins, Mike Pereira, David Johnson Research + Technology Park

Afternoon Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Session 6 – Research Parks of the Future: Roundtable Discussion

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This will be a roundtable discussion about current opportunities and challenges within the research park sector.


Tour of McMaster Innovation Park (optional)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for an insightful tour of McMaster Innovation Park. Learn the history of the buildings and surrounding property and see first hand research in action. You will tour a variety of labs, research projects and see what is happening at MIP behind the scenes.


FAQs

Which airport should I fly into to attend this event?

We suggest that you fly into one of the following nearby airports:

  • Hamilton's John C. Munroe International Airport - about 15 mintues from MIP
  • Toronto's Pearson International Airport - about 45 minutes from MIP
  • Buffalo Niagara Interational Airport - about 100 minutes from MIP

What is the closest hotel to this event?

There are many hotel options in Hamilton but the closest hotel is:

Visitor's Inn. 649 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 1A2.

+1 (905) 529-6979

www.visitorsinn.com

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Visitor's Inn. To take advantage of it, please make the reservation by phone and ask for the 'McMaster AURP' rate of $119.00 plus taxes. The block closes April 13th so please book before then.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Cori at: cwiseman@mcmasterinnovationpark.ca


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175 Longwood Road South

Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

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