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UIDP Spring 2022: Two can’t miss in-person meetings

Join us in Atlanta to strengthen engagement and boost your partnerships!

Connecting with colleagues and building relationships that lead to high-impact research collaborations are two great reasons to come to UIDP’s first in-person conference since 2019.

For 15 years, UIDP’s hallmark has been strengthening university-industry collaborations. In March 2022, we’re offering two can’t-miss opportunities for you to reunite with your colleagues involved in university-industry collaboration, both held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta.

First, we’re excited about a UIDP-organized event called Mission in Motion: HBCU Engagement and Collaboration, designed to strengthen partnerships between historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their research-centric counterparts in industry, government, and academia. The event, set for March 28-29, 2022, is co-hosted by the Atlanta University Center Consortium, Clark Atlanta University, and Morehouse College, and a number of HBCU research leaders have committed to attend and contribute to the program.

Facilitators from industry, academic, and government sectors will share insight and successful practices from their own experience and will be ready to explore new opportunities to collaborate for workforce development, cross-sector engagement, and R&D innovation. Also on the agenda: The Mission in Motion PitchFest will feature finalist student teams from HBCUs competing live before a panel of judges for a $10,000 STEM research award.

Several organizations have committed to sponsor HBCU attendees so they can attend Mission in Motion at no cost. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring scholarships. We’re also offering a registration option allowing UIDP so members to designate their discount to an attendee representing an HBCU (see registration options).

Back-to-back with Mission in Motion, our spring conference, UIDP Face2Face, will be held March 29-31, 2022, and will feature the in-person elements you’ve been missing since the onset of the pandemic. We’ll meet at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center for three great days of lively panel discussions, insightful keynotes, and practical breakout sessions, with plenty of time to meet new colleagues and renew old friendships. UIDP is honored to have the support of eight academic institutions from the region as well as industry sponsors for this UIDP community conference (see all UIDP Face2Face sponsors).

March 29 is the day that Mission in Motion and UIDP Face2Face share the same agenda. It’s a salient reminder of our common values and goals for robust partnership engagement and research collaboration across university, industry, and government sectors. It’s also the impetus for organizations to consider sending representative teams to Mission in Motion and UIDP Face2Face. This is an opportunity to leverage the strength of collaboration across roles in research administration and management, corporate/academic engagement, government and economic interests, and workforce/talent development.  We are building in unique elements, including a keynote and president’s panel discussion led by Erwin Gianchandani, NSF’s senior advisor for translation, innovation, and partnerships. You’ll also enjoy memorable receptions, table topic and dine around opportunities for more intimate discussions, and more.

See the speakers, agenda, and register for
Mission in Motion and UIDP Face2Face.