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260 E. Tasman Dr
San Jose, CA 95134 United States
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UIDP26: Conference in San Jose, CA

April 16, 2018 - April 19, 2018

UIDP26 Conference in San Jose, CA

Mark your calendars for UIDP26, our semi-annual conference being hosted by Cisco Systems in partnership with Princeton University, April 2018 in San Jose, CA.

Onsite/walk-in registrations will be accepted.
Online registration for this workshop is now closed.

UIDP26 Conference Agenda Highlights

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General interest sessions including a National Science Foundation update from Barry Johnson, Director of the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships.

Sessions will be grouped in areas such as:

  • Contracting
  • Compliance
  • Strategic Engagement
  • Workforce Matters

Short sessions providing a quick overview of company approaches to university engagement – hear from Givaudan, Lam Research, Siemens, and others as well as contemporary hot topics affecting U-I collaborations.

Project sessions to learn about the UIDP project portfolio and our focused efforts to address issues affecting collaborations between the sectors.

Breakout Sessions

  • Degree Completion vs. Skill Attainment
  • VC/Start-up Funding
  • Strategic Engagement: The Partnership Continuum
  • Design Excellence in Progressive Delivery Models
  • Cultivating Meaningful and Sustainable Partnerships Between Colleges of Education and Industry
  • Academic and Corporate Career Shifts
  • BASF’s Digitalization in R&D
  • Contract Accords Update
  • Women in Science and Technology
  • Higher Education Computing and the Cloud
  • Maximizing the Value from Academic and Corporate Visits
  • Academic and Corporate Career Shifts
  • IoT Security, Privacy, & Policy


  • CyberSecurity Policy in the Age of AI and IOT
  • University Collaboration at Siemens Corporate Technology


  • Exploring Knowledge Supply Chains: How patterns in partnerships illustrate technology strategies trends
  • Connected Education & Virtual Research Collaboration
  • University Collaboration at Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Elsevier & New Jersey Partnership
  • NSF Collaboration Highlights
  • Roundtable and Fireside Chat discussions on research and innovation

Networking Opportunities

  • Receptions at the Silicon Valley Capital Club and the Computer History Museum

Download the agenda here.

UIDP Academy Workshops

Mon., April 16-Tues., April 17 in San Jose, CA

Additional fee required.

Workshops are each a half day. Please choose only one workshop per day as they will run concurrently. More details to come as these workshops are developed.

Monday, April 16, 1:30-5:30 PM

Tuesday, April 17, 8-11:30 AM

Thursday, April 19, 1:30-5:30 PM

Optional Activities


Thursday, April 19, 2:00-4:00 PM

IBM Almaden Site Visit
Participants must provide their own transportation.
Please contact for more details about visiting IBM Almaden.

Samsung Site Visit
Participants must provide their own transportation.
Please contact or call 650-584-2143 to arrange your site visit.



Conference Location
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Building 9, 260 E Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134


Lodging Options

IMPORTANT: Please book your accommodations as soon as possible.
Silicon Valley hotel rooms are in high demand and may sell out
well in advance of the conference.
While we recommend the following hotels, Airbnb is also a great option. 



Crowne Plaza San Jose – Silicon Valley
777 Bellew Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 321-9500
Use this link to book your room at the Crowne Plaza San Jose
by March 29 to receive the special group rate of $259.


Courtyard San Jose North / Silicon Valley
111 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134
Use this link to book your room at the Courtyard San Jose North
by March 31 to receive the special group rate of $269/night.  


Staybridge Suites Silicon Valley Milpitas
321 Cypress Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Book by April 4 and enter group code UI6 to receive the special rate
of $239/night at the Staybridge Suites Silicon Valley.



Hilton Garden Inn San Jose/Milpitas
30 Ranch Drive
Milpitas, California 95035

Hyatt House San Jose / Silicon Valley
75 Headquarters Drive
San Jose, CA 95134

Hilton Santa Clara
949 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054



Limited shuttle service is available from some Silicon Valley hotels to Cisco Systems. Please check with your hotel in advance to plan your transportation.

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Workshop Fees

  • Members – $150.00 until March 2/$250.00 after March 2
  • Non-Members – $300.00 until March 2/$500.00 after March 2

General Conference

  • Members – $375.00 until March 2/$475.00 after March 2
  • Non-Members – $2,250.00 until March 2/$2,500.00 regular after March 2

Hosted by Cisco Systems in partnership
with Princeton University.

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