A Farewell Message from Carol Stewart
Dear AURP Members and Colleagues,

This is a difficult message to compose. I expected my stay at AURP to be a decade or more, but opportunities often do not respect our personal timelines. My tenure at the Association has been a professional highlight--working with the world-class AURP crew and board that were open-minded and energetic about new ideas and programs that have propelled the organization forward.

The new levels of engagement and global activity contributed to some of the 'best ever' conferences these past two years, and a personal thank you to those that chaired these events and to the park leaders that hosted our new program, "Insights into Research Parks" (I2RP). What a unique and intimate visit each of them has been!

This is not au revoir , as I will be back in the ranks as an active member and look forward to supporting "my tribe" at AURP in every way I can moving forward.
Carol Stewart
Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Cornerstone to Attracting Amazon HQ2
Virginia emerged as a winner in the fierce, nationwide competition to house a headquarters for Amazon. The commonwealth stepped up with a standout higher education package, including a new Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandria, which will be located less than two miles from Amazon’s new location in Arlington.

Virginia Tech's historic commitment to build a revolutionary, 1 million-square-foot graduate campus is the centerpiece of plans that will drive technology education and research, serve high-tech disciplines of the future, and transform the commonwealth's innovation economy.

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LSU Innovation Park Hosts Delegations from Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Charlie D'Agostino hosted a group of mayors and businesses from Haiti and the Dominican Republic at LSU Innovation Park last month.

Tell us what your park is doing to foster international collaboration and be on the lookout for more information around our new "Innovation Passport Program".
Peer2Peer Lineup for Remainder of 2018
Tuesday, Nov. 20 @ 2 PM ET

Demand Studies and Their Use for Determining New Construction

Speaker:  Bob Geolas, Principal, HR&A
Tuesday, Nov 27 @ 2 PM ET

Managing Human Capital Resources

Chair: Kate Engel, Director of Communications & Culture, Nebraska Innovation Campus
Thursday, Dec 6 @ 2 PM ET

Establishing a Research Park Jitney Service

Speaker:  Andrew Stober, VP of Planning and Economic Development, University City District (UCD)
Visit Peer2Peer to confirm your participation.
AURP's annual Spring Training is a MUST ATTEND event for research park executives and leaders with this year's focus on " SHOW ME THE MONEY!" Spring Training (Feb 25 - Mar 1) will include best practices for partnering with investors, taking advantage of Federal Opportunity Zones, how to strike the best deal for your park, and more!
Registration will be opening in just a few weeks! Watch for updates here.

CEO - The Association of University Research Parks
AURP is seeking a qualified candidate for CEO who will develop and execute a forward-thinking vision for the future of AURP in the marketplace, the future of research parks globally and the needs of the organization’s membership.

Director of Corporate Engagement - University of New Hampshire
The Director will serve as a primary point of contact and engagement for research-intensive New Hampshire corporations interested in partnerships with UNH and will work closely with UNH Advancement to coordinate relationships with business leaders.