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Creating HBCU Innovation Districts

HBCU Build

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Creating Innovation Districts at Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Where Research, Innovation and Economic Development Meet

A Research Park ... Done Right! University of Illinois has created an economic engine that has moved a city forward. With information and understanding, HBCU's can create Innovation Districts that reshape cities and communities worldwide.

Learn & Experience

Designed to facilitate learning from National experts who understand how to create successful Research Parks & Innovation Districts


Connect & Collaborate

Meet and network with key people who know the power and economic benefit of University Research Parks

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Conference Speakers

National Industry Experts


HBCU Build will host the top speakers in the country on building research parks & innovation districts near HBCUs, Universities and Urban Cities.

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The Agenda

Day By Day

26
June

6:00PM

HBCU RESEARCH Magazine

Opening Networking Reception

Join conference attendees from across the country to network, learn & connect at the Research Atrium

27
June

8:00AM

Conference Opening

Breakfast Session

Research Parks & Innovation Districts 101

8:30AM

Park Talks

In a series of 20 minute sessions, Park Talks offer participants an opportunity to learn from directors of leading research parks.

10:00AM

Laying the Foundation

Assessment & understanding the first steps to begin

11:00AM

Master Developer Panel

Formulating the Plan

Understanding your capabilities and harnessing your strengths to create a District that will solve a need and bring value to the community.

12:00PM

Luncheon Panel

Public-Private Partnerships

Finding the best joint venture partnerships, understanding what to look for in a joint-venture partner.

1:00PM

Design - Build Panel Experts

Learn from the experts the key factors in designing & building innovation districts and research parks

1:45PM

Project Financing

Learn how to get the project financed, including working with City, State & Federal Government incentives

2:30PM

The Legislative View

How to get help from city, state and federal legislators

3:15PM

Community Commitment

Learn effective steps to engage stakeholders and the community

3:30PM

Mixed - Use Development - Housing

4:00PM

Mixed - Use Development - Retail

4:45PM

Final Thoughts - The Future of Innovation

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Research Triangle Park

Archie K. Davis Conference Center

In the Heart of the Triangle ... Simply the Best Place to Be!

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REGISTRATION


HBCU Build is a speciality economic development conference that will draw leaders and experts nationally.
We anticipate a sold out event and encourage you to book early.


Super-Early Bird

$395

By May 10, 2017. Buy Ticket

Early-Bird Special

$495

By June 1, 2017 Buy Ticket

General

$595

After June 1, 2017. Buy Ticket

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