Annual Summit Agenda

To review a presentation from the Annual Summit, click the presentation title below.

2012 UEDA Annual Summit Agenda

Sponsored by the University of Tennessee

View the complete 2012 UEDA Annual Summit Program & Conference Guide

Sunday, October 21, 2012

. .

1:00 – 6:00 PM

Registration Opens and Exhibitor Set-Up

1:00 – 3:00 PM

EAUC Member Business Meeting & Legislative Update

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Texas EDA Region Member Meeting

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Experience Chattanooga

Participants are encouraged to experience, on your own or with colleagues, some of the unique venues that make Chattanooga special. Highlights include:

3:30 – 5:00 PM

UEDA Board Meeting

6:00 – 7:30 PM

“Show Your Colors” Welcome Reception & New Member Recognition

7:30 PM

Evening Dine-Arounds

Monday, October 22, 2012

 .  .

7:00 – 7:30 AM

Registration Opens

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

8:30 – 9:15 AM

Welcome Message

Keynote Presentation: The Energy of the Modern University

9:15 – 10:30 AM

The University President’s Panel:
A Discussion on Trends, Issues and Tactics Driving University Led Economic Development

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Morning Break

Sponsored by Indiana University Kokomo

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Awards of Excellence Finalist Presentations (2 Concurrent Sessions)

Monday Concurrent Sessions Supported by the University of Toledo

1.  Community Connected Campus:
2.  Innovation and Entrepreneurship:

12:00 – 1:30 PM


Keynote Presentation: Innovation and the Land-Grant Tradition

1:30 – 2:45 PM

Awards of Excellence Finalist Presentations (2 Concurrent Sessions)

3.  Leadership and Collaboration:
4.  Research and Analysis:

2:45 – 4:00 PM

Awards of Excellence Finalist Presentations (1 Session)

5.  Talent Development:

4:00 – 4:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Sponsored by URS

4:15 – 5:15 PM

General Session: Power in Regionalism, Views from Tennessee

  • Alice Rolli, Assistant Commissioner, Strategy Department of Economic & Community Development, State of Tennessee

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Networking Reception at the Tennessee Aquarium

Sponsored by EPB Fiber Optics

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

 .  .

7:00 – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Purdue Center for Regional Development and Innovate Indiana

8:00 – 8:45 AM

Keynote Presentation: National Partnerships for Change

  • Janet Miller, Vice Chair of the External Member Relations Committee of IEDC and Leader of Nashville Chamber of Commerce

8:45 – 9:30 AM

Keynote Presentation: Creating a Culture for Regional Transformation

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday Concurrent Sessions Supported by NIST

Concurrent sessions fall into the categories of Effective Engagement, Emerging Trends and Emerging Technologies

1.  Entrepreneurs-In-Residence: Best Practices for Economic Development [Effective Engagement]

Universities increasingly employ entrepreneurs in residence (EIR) to provide guidance and support to faculty and their start-up companies.  These EIR’s are often alumni and community members looking to give back to the university or are supported by a regional economic development entity.  As universities increasingly focus on start-ups, EIRs will continue to play an important role in fostering economic development.  This session will also discuss what EIR programs exist outside university tech transfer offices and how the use of a collaborative approach and potential public-private partnerships, universities can access this skill set as well as generate new opportunities to support start-up activity.

2.  Academic Initiatives for Economic Engagement [Effective Engagement]

As our communities transform economic development initiatives to meet the changing economy, universities are transforming educational programs that economically address the need for new types of degrees, new ways to learn, and curricular innovations.  Engage with a panel that will describe 21st century changes to academic structures like the creation of new schools and degree programs (i.e. School for Green Chemistry and Engineering), virtual campuses, and other unique academic ventures that designed to dramatically change and enhance economic engagement activities in regions.

  • D’Naie Jacobs, Director Institutional Strategic Initiatives, University of Toledo [Moderator]
  • Wayne Watkins, Associate VP of Research, The University of Akron [Panelist]
  • Gene A. Merrell, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Economic Development, University of Idaho [Panelist]
  • Janice Kleinwort, Director for Econ Development & Global Enterprise, Arizona State University [Panelist]
  • Kathay Rennels, Assistant Vice President for Community and Economic Development, Colorado State University [Panelist]
  • Mark Mason, Director for the School of Green Chemistry and Engineering, University of Toledo [Panelist]
3.   Organizing Reintegration & Fueling Collaboration:  ECU’s Operation Re-Entry Serves Returning Military & Their Families and Sparks Eastern NC Growth  [Effective Engagement]

When returning to civilian lives, U.S. troops and their families face serious physical and mental wellness concerns combined with employment and financial challenges.  East Carolina University has set a path to serve one of its region’s largest populations, the military, through its initiative, Operation Re-entry, which plays a role in the comprehensive national initiative, Joining Forces, “to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.”  ECU deploys its many university resources and joins its surrounding communities to provide a system of support for transition and reintegration into civilian life while fostering economic growth for the region.

  • Ruthann Cage, Director, Industry and Economic Development, East Carolina University [Moderator]
  • Kenny Flowers, Director, Community and Regional Development, East Carolina University [Panelist]
  • James Menke, Master Chief US Navy (ret.), Military Research Liaison, East Carolina University [Panelist]

10:30 – 10:45 AM

Morning Break

Sponsored by TVA and Mississippi State University – Research and Economic Development

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions fall into the categories of Effective Engagement, Emerging Trends and Emerging Technologies

4.   Modern Measurement of 21st Century University-Based Entrepreneurship [Emerging Trends]

Great strides have happened at universities to cultivate entrepreneurs, and regions have developed stronger programs for collaborating with their higher education institutions to launch ventures.  However, measurement and tracking of these economic development programs still lags the myriad approaches to starting new ventures.  This delay may be attributed in part to continued reliance on traditional measurement methods for economic development performance within entrepreneurial ecosystems that are not structured to produce traditional results.  This session presents new perspectives on the challenges of university-based entrepreneurship within regional economic systems and suggests new approaches to measuring and managing new venture creation.

  • Mike Provance, Ph.D., President & CEO, Growth Kinetics LLC [Moderator]
  • Tom Osha, Executive Director – Economic Development, Old Dominion University [Panelist]
5.  Chattanooga: The Gig City – How the First City in the Western Hemisphere is Using 1 Gigabit-per-Second Fiber Internet Service to Grow its Economy [Effective Engagement]
  • J. Wayne Cropp, President & CEO, Chattanooga Enterprise Center [Moderator]
  • Harold DePriest, President & CEO, Electric Power Board, Chattanooga [Panelist]
  • Chris D. Daly, Director, Technology Development and Transfer, Chattanooga Enterprise Center [Panelist]

12:00 – 1:30 PM


Keynote Presentation: Diversity as a Core Strategy for Institutional Transformation

What diversity-related knowledge is important for today’s students to gain in college to prepare them for a global, interconnected, yet stratified world?  What kind of learning and development is spurred by thoughtful engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in the campus environment, and in the community?  Dr. Barceló will share her comprehensive vision for placing diversity at the very center of the institution’s civic, educational and economic development mission and address some of the internal institutional changes and external community changes that must occur to help insure the academic and personal success of underserved students.

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions fall into the categories of Effective Engagement, Emerging Trends and Emerging Technologies

6.   Technology Acceleration, Job Creation & University Engagement: Partnering with MEP Centers for Mutual Benefit [Emerging Trends]

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers collaborate with universities for outreach to manufacturers, service delivery, and getting new technology into companies.  As MEP Centers move aggressively to support companies in their efforts to innovate their products and processes, to sell to new customers and enter new markets, these partnerships are more important than ever.  This session will describe several of these “Next Generation Strategies” and new initiatives for MEP and how MEP centers are working with universities to implement them.  They present opportunities for university engagement in economic development and job creation, and deeper partnerships between MEP centers and universities.

  • Mark Troppe, Strategic Partnerships & State Relationships, NIST MEP [Moderator]
  • Alex Folk, Director, Program Development Office, NIST MEP [Panelist]
  • Paul Jennings, Executive Director, Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, University of Tennessee [Panelist]
7.   Measuring What’s Valuable:  University Impact Assessment and Leveraging Results [Emerging Technologies]

Institutions of higher learning have historically measured their impact based on their employment, research and/or athletics.  Consequently, they ultimately fail to capture their largest impact – the training of students who enter into the workforce, earn higher wages/salaries and largely contribute to the tax base of the region and state.  This session provides a basic foundation of metrics to measure, including return on investment for students, taxpayers, as well as conveying the message of value to local, regional and state stakeholders.  Particular focus will be given to a recent impact study completed by Northern New Mexico College.

  • Hamilton Galloway, Economist and Consulting Manager, Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. [Moderator]
  • Camilla Bustamante, Dean of Community Workforce and Career Technical Education (CW CTE) and Director of the University Center, Northern New Mexico College [Panelist]
  • Ed Morrison, Regional Economic Development Advisor, Purdue University [Panelist]

2:30 – 2:45 PM

Afternoon Break

Sponsored by Lehigh University & TCIE – University at Buffalo

2:45 – 3:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions fall into the categories of Effective Engagement, Emerging Trends and Emerging Technologies

8.  The Art of Strategic Doing [Effective Engagement]

The engagement of colleges and universities in their regional economies depends on forging collaborations.  The task is tricky, because these collaborations often engage people who have never worked together.  These partnerships form in the “civic space” outside the four walls of any one organization.  In this civic space, no one can tell anyone else what to do.  Strategic Doing presents a new approach to forming sophisticated collaborations quickly, guiding them toward measurable outcomes, and adjusting along the way.  A number of universities are now deploying this discipline, as they develop collaborations, workforce innovations, and clusters.

  • Ed Morrison, Regional Economic Development Advisor, Purdue University [Moderator]
  • Christi Bell, Director of the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, University of Alaska
  • Todd Hardy, Associate Vice President, Economic Development & Corporate Engagement Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University
9.  Factors Shaping the Workforce Development & Education Environment [Emerging Trends]

The modern era of “workforce development” can trace its roots back to the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) of the 1960s and the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) of the 1970s. Notable legislative milestones that followed included the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) of the 1980s that established a stronger role for employers via “private industry councils”, and then the Workforce Investment Act in the 1990s that emphasized service/funding coordination via “one stop centers.”  It seems apparent that we are desperately in need of another transition as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), passed in 1998 as a 5-year law continues to operate on year-to-year extensions combined with funding reductions.  This session will discuss the needs and demands of the current workforce system and future policy course.

  • Roy Vanderford, Director of Strategic Solutions, Center of Workforce Innovations [Moderator]
  • Kim Zeuli, Vice President and Community Development Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond [Panelist]

3:45 – 4:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions fall into the categories of Effective Engagement, Emerging Trends and Emerging Technologies

10.   Assets and Costs Everywhere, Grow Investment Here [Emerging Trends]

There has been positive news recently about reshoring and the accompanying expansion of American jobs. In order to support this trend, economic developers must be fluent in the diverse costs and other risks companies need to assess when deciding where to produce, source, or locate.  SelectUSA, the federal initiative to promote investment in the United States, will lead a discussion with University-Economic Development partners to highlight important considerations for companies in deciding whether to locate, expand, or return to the U.S. Additionally, the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms program is another resource available to businesses seeking to regain their competitiveness against foreign-owned companies.  Local economic developers interested in supporting their manufacturing base can assist local firms to access this federal program which offers a multitude of options including investment strategies intending to sustain and expand the U.S. job base.

  • Rebecca Moudry, Manager, Select USA
  • Bob Velasquez, Director, Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, University of Texas – San Antonio
11.   Models for Student Entrepreneurship  [Emerging Trends]

In 2012, Lehigh University launched a new master’s degree in technical entrepreneurship.  The cross disciplinary approach opened the door to graduate school education in technical entrepreneurship for students from all academic backgrounds, creating a melting pot of experience, skills and aspirations in the classroom.  This one-year, 30-credit professional master’s program (M.Eng.) in technical entrepreneurship helps student entrepreneurs create, refine, and commercialize intellectual property through the licensing or launching of a new business.  Students in the program learn by experiencing the idea-to-venture process in an educational environment that’s hard-wired to support the development of novel, innovative, and commercially-viable technologies.  Attendees will hear about the types of students from the first cohort, the perspective of the faculty members responsible for developing and implementing the curriculum, and lessons learned.

  • William Michalerya, President, University Economic Development Association [Moderator]
  • Dr. John Ochs, Ph.D., Director, Integrated Product Development (IPD) Program and Master’s Program in Technical Entrepreneurship (TE), Lehigh University [Panelist]
  • Panel in Development
12.   Cinderella Who Became a Warrior on a Mission: The Birth of a University with a Mission of Academics and Economic Development [ Effective Engagement]

This panel will highlight the story of the birth of a university whose primary purpose includes both academic excellence and economic development.  Key topics covered include: 1) “Partnering with the city”- serving as a catalyst for economic development, 2) “Working with the Chamber of Commerce” – developing the presence and strength of place design tenets as described by Richard Florida, focusing on learning, earning and vitality, and 3) “Building collaboration” – linking disparate parts of the region to develop opportunities on emerging technologies in healthcare/bioscience and defense.

  • Dr. Marc Nigliazzo, President, Texas A&M University – Central Texas [Moderator]
  • Ann Farris, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University – Central Texas [Panelist]
  • Mary Kliewer, Owner, Kliewer Patriot Buick GMC Dealership [Panelist]
  • Jonathan Packer, Director of Marketing, Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce [Panelist]
  • Bruce Mercy,CEO, PPA Partners, LLC [Panelist]

6:00 – 6:30 PM

Pre-Banquet Cocktail Reception

6:30 – 8:30 PM

UEDA Annual Awards Banquet

Awards Presentation

Keynote Presentation: National Innovation Agenda: Universities’ Role in Innovation Networks

  • Chris Mustain, Vice President, Council on Competitiveness [invited]

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

. .

8:30 – 11:00 AM

UEDA Annual Report to Members: “The View Ahead”

  • Business Meeting
  • Election of Officers
  • Nominations
  • Exchange of the Gavel

11:00 AM

Summit Adjourns

Collaborate with UEDA

Contact Us

University Economic Development Association
PO Box 97930
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

216.200.UEDA (8332)