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The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210
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UIDP29: Conference in Columbus, OH

September 16 - September 19

UIDP29 will be co-hosted by The Ohio State University and Ohio University in Columbus, Ohio.

Developing 21st Century Talent through Meaningful Partnerships 

Meaningful talent management strategies and action require imagination, innovation, and deliberate implementation to manage the forces and diverse influences affecting the 21st-century workforce. UIDP29 will explore questions, strategies, opportunities, and success stories that will inform the journey toward, developing 21st century talent through meaningful partnerships.

Discover how university-industry-government relationships are shaping the future on a global scale and network face-to-face with thought leaders in this space. There will be optional tours highlighting partnerships and innovation in Central Ohio and two evening receptions, one in Columbus and the other on the campus of The Ohio State University.


UIDP29 Agenda Highlights


Agenda is subject to change

The UIDP29 agenda is still under development, but attendees can look forward to:

General interest sessions
Sessions will be grouped in areas such as:

  • Contracting
  • Compliance
  • Strategic Engagement
  • Workforce Matters

Project Sessions

Breakout Sessions

  • Accessing Talent Through Innovative Programs: Capstones
  • Communication, Empathy, and Ensemble: Theatre Tools for Improving the Workplace
  • Developing Curriculum with Industry Input


  • Diversity and Inclusion: Industry and University Perspectives
  • Co-ops/Internships: Innovative Models
  • 21st Century Talent – Defined by Academic and Industry
  • Innovative Approaches to Career Services to Promote U-I Engagement


  • Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,
    Joseph Aoun, President, Northeastern University
  • Connecting Curriculum to Career
    Sara Martinez-Tucker, board member of American Electric Power, Nationwide, Service Corporation International, Sprint, and Xerox

UIDP Academy Workshops

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.

Mon., Sept. 16 • 1:00–5:00 PM

Tues., Sept. 17 • 8:00 AM –12:00 PM

Short Course

Please choose one. This short course will run concurrently with the Tues. morning UIDP Academy Workshops. 

Tues. Sept. 17 • 8 a.m. – Noon
Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership
$50 registration fee includes a copy of the book
by Ed Morrison.


Thurs., September 19 • 2:30–4:00 p.m.

OSU ACCAD (Advanced Computing Center for Arts and Design)
Digital Animation, Games and Interactive Media: Visit the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts & Design (ACCAD), recognized as one of the early and leading research centers of its kind. Our labs house motion capture, virtual reality, 3D printing, touch screen, and other interactive digital systems. We also offer courses. We are an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and graduate students who seek to integrate principles of visual design excellence into digital and interactive applications. Current projects include VR systems used to train first responders, empathy training in a motion capture space, anatomy visualizations on a touch screen and more.

Note: For security purposes: (1) Visitors will need to provide a photo ID (2) NetJets regrets that foreign nationals cannot be accommodated on this tour.
While other companies come and go, NetJets has been an industry leader for more than a half-century. NetJets, which started as Executive Jet Aviation, invented the shared aircraft ownership concept, perfecting it from its inception in 1964 for a small fleet then gradually expanding it to the approximately 750 aircraft in operation today. There is literally nothing else like NetJets in the world. No other private flight provider comes close to their global reach, responsiveness, and commitment to safety. We welcome you to visit NetJets’ headquarters next to the Port Columbus International Airport to get a first-hand look at how this industry leader integrates in-house Owner Services Teams, operations specialists, meteorology, scheduling, logistics, flight coordination, pilots, and other aviation professionals to provide a seamless Owner experience. When a flight request is received, these teams respond in unison; creating itineraries, monitoring weather patterns, and matching aircraft to specific Owner needs; making sure the needed private jet is ready with as little as four hours’ notice.

CEMAS (Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis)
There are few places in the world that can rival the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) at The Ohio State University in advanced materials characterization. The unique building design and infrastructure ensure optimum instrument performance of the TEM, FIB, SEM, Cryo-EM, and XRD instruments. The physical infrastructure is further supported by an impressive intellectual foundation of faculty and staff with expertise that spans all aspects of electron and ion beam instrumentation. CEMAS brings together multidisciplinary expertise to drive synergy and amplify our characterization capabilities, to challenge what is possible in electron microscopy. CEMAS partners with university, government, and industry to develop new solutions to tackle major materials challenges as they arise.

Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine Dublin Campus
The Ohio University Dublin extension campus is home to the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Heritage College) and the College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP). The two colleges offer a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree program, a Master in Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP), a Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and a Post-Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training. The Dublin facilities include integrated instruction classrooms with state of the art technology and video conferencing to support an active and participatory learning environment. In addition, the site includes anatomy and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) labs, a clinical training assessment center and collaborative student study spaces.

Ohio State eSports
“Esports” describes a range of concepts surrounding competitive, team-based video game play. Ohio State’s Esports program supports all students through an affordable, inclusive and engaging collegiate program. Ohio State’s program increases the reach of Student Life to new populations, provides opportunities for students to demonstrate teamwork and leadership and provides co-curricular opportunities that integrate with new academic and research programs. Students who participate have the ability to find opportunities to build and sustain strong communities through a well-equipped physical space, support of student organizations and university supported esports teams.

Ohio Stadium (The Horseshoe)
Go behind the scenes at Ohio Stadium on a guided tour that takes you inside the storied history of Buckeye Football. The Horseshoe, where the Buckeyes have battled since 1922, is one of the largest college football stadiums in the country holding more than 104,944 fans. Take a walk on the sidelines where Woody Hayes once roamed and Archie Griffin made history. Experience one of the nation’s largest collegiate press boxes, where over 400 media personnel and staff are seated for games. See the Huntington Club level and view the field from one of the 81 suites. Visit the $1.5 million Steinbrenner Band Center, home to the “Best Damn Band in the Land (TBDBITL).” You will also explore other areas of the “the Shoe” for a unique Buckeye experience. Photos are allowed throughout the tour, as well as photos on the field. There is a large amount of walking involved; tours can be made accessible for those with disabilities. Please, no food or drink.

Honda Heritage Center Museum Tour
Experience the Power of Dreams through Honda’s History of Innovation. Honda continues to rank as the world’s most innovative mobility company. The Honda Heritage Center highlights the company’s successes in North America over the last half-century with an array of historical, current and future products, each with its own story. Some interesting items include the Acura NSX, a version of Honda’s famous robot Asimo and historic cars and motorcycles. The exhibits showcase the challenging spirit that has driven Honda to make a positive impact on the environment, communities, and customers. This self-guided tour is approximately 45 – 60 minutes, at your own pace. The museum closes at 4 PM. Transportation will be provided from the Blackwell Hotel to the Heritage Museum. Please meet in the lobby of the Blackwell at the end of the conference; we will depart at 2 PM. It is approximately a 45-minute drive to the museum (40 miles). We will return to the Blackwell at approximately 5 PM. Please keep these times in mind when registering for this tour.



The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210



IMPORTANT: Discounted room block rates are available at the three hotels listed below. Transportation will not be provided from hotels to the conference. Please note that a minimum 2-night stay is required at the Hyatt Place and Courtyard by Marriott to get the room block rate.

The Blackwell Inn (conference site)
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210
Room block code: UIDP0916 (until 8/17)
Rate of $139/night

Courtyard by Marriott Grandview Yard
780 Yard St.
Columbus, OH 43212
Room block rate (click here) (until 8/17)
Rate of $139/night

Hyatt Place Grandview Yard
795 Yard St.
Columbus, OH 43212
Room block code G-UIDP (click here) (until 8/16)
Rate of $139/night


Hotels on Olentangy River Rd. and in the Short North district are also close to the OSU campus:

Hotels Near Ohio State University

Hotels in Columbus

University Hospitality District

Download the Logistics Memo for more important event details.


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  • Members: $150 until Aug. 2/$250 after Aug. 2
  • Non-Members: $300 until Aug. 2/$500 after Aug. 2

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  • Members: $400 until Aug. 2/$500 after Aug. 2
  • Non-Members: $2,250 until Aug. 2/$2,500 after Aug. 2

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