University Economic Development Association

UEDA 2020

DIGITAL SUMMIT

September 21 - 24, 2020

2020 UEDA SUMMIT THEME

Redesigning the Future Amidst Dynamic Change: A Virtual Economic Accelerator Summit

 

Digital Summit Agenda

Welcome to the UEDA Digital Summit Agenda. Each of our days has a distinct theme, and the programming throughout that day will follow the theme.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND ALL SESSIONS. Add sessions that interest you to your calendar using the “Add to Calendar” button. Summit registration gives you access to all of the programming below. Choose what you want to join. You decide! Instructions on how to select breakouts and develop your Summit profile will be sent to all registered participants before the Summit.

Ecosystem Day
2020-09-21
Talent Day
2020-09-22
Innovation Day
2020-09-23
Place Day
2020-09-24
00:00

Ecosystem Day Sponsored By:     
12:00 - 13:00

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Welcome & Keynote Address

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Startups and small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy. As innovation drivers, universities have an opportunity to deliver the fuel for entrepreneurs to thrive in the recovery, not just survive.

Keynote Speaker: Eric Koester, CEO & Founder, Creator Institute

 

13:00 - 16:00

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Ecosystem Acceleration for Recovery

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In this session, participants will work in breakout sessions to identify the opportunities represented for them to strengthen their own regional economic development ecosystems. Through an interactive web-based card sort exercise, participants will do a deep dive assessment of the roles and organizations that make up their ecosystem. Participants will then prepare to undertake “inspiration” research to understand more deeply the roles and organizations in their own ecosystem, preparing for a follow-up ecosystem exploration event to be hosted by UEDA in October.

Speakers:

Jim Woodell, Principal, Jim Woodell & Company

Margo Fliss, Manager of Strategic Engagement, Center for Economic Development, University of Alaska Anchorage

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Welcome & Keynote Address

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HBCU, Economic Inclusion and U.S. competitiveness

Aligning term inclusion with “competitiveness” is purposeful. Words matter. Competitiveness embodies our nation’s best education and economic opportunities. Unfortunately, far too many of the students, people and communities HBCU principally serve are missing out on top opportunities. Remarks will express the national goal to elevate HBCU in within the economic development profession. The objective is to build the perception of HBCU as providers of unique competitive advantages, around which innovative new public-private partnerships and other collaborative efforts should form. In other words, time to wake the sleeping giant of public and private, regional and state economic development engagement with HBCU.

Keynote Speaker: Johnathan M. Holifield, Executive Director, White House Initiative on HBCU

13:00 - 14:20

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM ET

Awards of Excellence Presentations

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The Awards of Excellence sessions are the cornerstone of UEDA, highlighting and recognizing the best economic engagement practices across the globe. Awards finalists presentations were reviewed by industry peers and selected amongst all applicants to present at the Summit in the categories of Talent, Innovation, and Place, as well as those category intersections. Daily finalist presentations will correspond with the daily theme, and audience members will vote on the category leaders based on a project’s replicability, scalability, creativity, and impact. Join this session to vote for your favorite initiatives and collect ideas to implement within your own region. If two categories occur simultaneously, participants will select which category breakout session they would like to attend before the Summit. Winners will be announced at the public UEDA Rally Day on Sept. 30.

Introduction Speaker: Margo Fliss, Manager of Strategic Engagement, Center for Economic Development, University of Alaska Anchorage

 

Breakout 1: Talent

 

(BOSS) Business Opportunities for Self-Starters

Indiana University East

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Learning for Independence for CESA 7

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

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Market Research Center – Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University

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(CEOs) Cash Equals Opportunity

Indiana University East

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14:30 - 15:30

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Talent Charrettes

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Our world is constantly adapting and evolving. These charrettes will explore topics critical to economic engagement and regional recovery in today’s world. Through a facilitated session, participants will discuss each of the topics below through the daily theme’s lens (talent, innovation, or place) to identify challenges and discover ways to address these challenges in our work. This session will be an interactive brainstorming session. Active engagement and participation is encouraged by all participants. During this session, interactive “collaboration boards” will be provided for participants to collaborate and generate ideas. Prior to the Summit, participants will select which of the following topics are of interest to them.

Breakout A: Equitable Economic Engagement

Equitable economic development unlocks the full potential of a local economy by dismantling barriers and expanding opportunities for low-income people and communities of color, resulting in stronger, more competitive cities. What role can or should higher education institutions play in advancing equity in economic development in their own regions?

 

Breakout B: International Engagement

As a part of a global economy, higher ed institutions’ international engagement has been a driver of enrollment growth, innovation, collaboration and regional economic growth. With ever changing political dynamics and current COVID-19-related travel restrictions, how can institutions and their host communities maintain their reputation for excellence in higher education and manage challenges that threaten the sustainability of international engagement?

 

Breakout C: Rural Economic Development

Amidst a growing rural/urban divide, rural communities are facing new challenges to sustain their economies. With issues like lack of broadband and outmigration of talent to urban areas, how can higher education institutions support the vitality of rural communities? How can strong ecosystems be strengthened and businesses, particularly small businesses, be supported?

 

Breakout D: Balancing Health and the Economy

While the world battles both a health crisis and an economic crisis, communities are faced with decisions on how to balance these two crises simultaneously. With many universities pivoting to online or hybrid operations, university communities’ economies are impacted drastically. How might universities and their regional economic development partners advance their economy and health at the same time?

15:30 - 16:30

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Talent Roundtable

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We will wrap up each day with Roundtables designed to provide a fun atmosphere and encourage networking amongst participants. Each roundtable will begin with our Awards Finalists from that day, answering any remaining questions that participants may have from previous sessions. Once questions have been answered, all participants will be provided a prompt and then randomly split into breakout rooms to connect with other participants using the prompts provided. This round-robin, speed-networking event will introduce you to other professionals while getting to know a bit about other regional economic engagement efforts.

00:00

Innovation Day Sponsored By:     
12:00 - 13:00

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Welcome & Keynote Address

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The Future of Research: Drivers and Scenarios for the next decade

The research ecosystem is undergoing rapid and profound change. Prior to COVID-19, research transformation was fueled by a wide range of factors, from advances in technology and funding pressures to political uncertainty and population shifts. We will look at a study, “Research Futures: Drivers and Scenarios for the Next Decade,” by Elsevier and Ipsos MORI, which was launched in 2019 and facilitate a “Then versus Now” discussion on how trends may be dramatically shifting in the face of an ongoing global pandemic. Access the full report. We will look at the future of research as envisioned by the study and hear current viewpoints from special guests. Together we will attempt to understand how global trends might reshape the research landscape in the decade ahead.

Keynote Speakers:

Daniel Calto, Director of Solution Services, Elsevier
Tobin (Toby) Smith, Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities

13:00 - 14:20

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM ET

Awards of Excellence Presentations

  Add to calendar

The Awards of Excellence sessions are the cornerstone of UEDA, highlighting and recognizing the best economic engagement practices across the globe. Awards finalists presentations were reviewed by industry peers and selected amongst all applicants to present at the Summit in the categories of Talent, Innovation, and Place, as well as those category intersections. Daily finalist presentations will correspond with the daily theme, and audience members will vote on the category leaders based on a project’s replicability, scalability, creativity, and impact. Join this session to vote for your favorite initiatives and collect ideas to implement within your own region. If two categories occur simultaneously, participants will select which category breakout session they would like to attend before the Summit. Winners will be announced at the public UEDA Rally Day on Sept. 30.

 

Breakout 1: Innovation

 

JSU Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Jackson State University

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Building the Indiana Uplands Regional Defense Cluster

Indiana University Bloomington

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UofSC Center for Applied Innovation, Advanced Analytics, and Digital Transformation

University of South Carolina

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Breakout 2: Innovation + Place

 

Sustainable Ocean Systems (SOS)

University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center Program

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The Food Connection at the University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

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14:30 - 15:30

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Innovation Charrettes

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Our world is constantly adapting and evolving. These charrettes will explore topics critical to economic engagement and regional recovery in today’s world. Through a facilitated session, participants will discuss each of the topics below through the daily theme’s lens (talent, innovation, or place) to identify challenges and discover ways to address these challenges in our work. This session will be an interactive brainstorming session. Active engagement and participation is encouraged by all participants. During this session, interactive “collaboration boards” will be provided for participants to collaborate and generate ideas. Prior to the Summit, participants will select which of the following topics are of interest to them.

 

Breakout A: Equitable Economic Engagement

Equitable economic development unlocks the full potential of a local economy by dismantling barriers and expanding opportunities for low-income people and communities of color, resulting in stronger, more competitive cities. What role can or should higher education institutions play in advancing equity in economic development in their own regions?

 

Breakout B: International Engagement

As a part of a global economy, higher ed institutions’ international engagement has been a driver of enrollment growth, innovation, collaboration and regional economic growth. With ever changing political dynamics and current COVID-19-related travel restrictions, how can institutions and their host communities maintain their reputation for excellence in higher education and manage challenges that threaten the sustainability of international engagement?

 

Breakout C: Rural Economic Development

Amidst a growing rural/urban divide, rural communities are facing new challenges to sustain their economies. With issues like lack of broadband and outmigration of talent to urban areas, how can higher education institutions support the vitality of rural communities? How can strong ecosystems be strengthened and businesses, particularly small businesses, be supported?

 

Breakout D: Balancing Health and the Economy

While the world battles both a health crisis and an economic crisis, communities are faced with decisions on how to balance these two crises simultaneously. With many universities pivoting to online or hybrid operations, university communities’ economies are impacted drastically. How might universities and their regional economic development partners advance their economy and health at the same time?

15:30 - 16:30

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Innovation Roundtable

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We will wrap up each day with Roundtables designed to provide a fun atmosphere and encourage networking amongst participants. Each roundtable will begin with our Awards Finalists from that day, answering any remaining questions that participants may have from previous sessions. Once questions have been answered, all participants will be provided a prompt and then randomly split into breakout rooms to connect with other participants using the prompts provided. This round-robin, speed-networking event will introduce you to other professionals while getting to know a bit about other regional economic engagement efforts.

12:00 - 13:00

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Welcome & Keynote Address

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Future of Universities: The Role of Universities by 2040

Predicting the future is an impossible and futile exercise, hence effective ways of anticipating future events are few and far between. Never has that been more evident than with the events of the last six months. The University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) recently challenged 60+ global experts to attempt to predict the future and develop a range of “possible futures” that provide a basis for the better establishment of university and industry strategies. Collectively, the contributions offer a consensus around opportunities and threats facing universities. In this session, panelists will talk about disassembling thinking about the university of the future and offer insights into how we might piece a realistic future view back together with a focus on economic development and the role of the university.

Speakers:

Dr. Cameron McCoy (MODERATOR), Vice President & Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Lehigh University
Arno Meerman, Vice President of Strategic Impact, Lumina Foundation
Dr. Courtney Brown, Vice President of Strategic Impact, Lumina Foundation
G. Nagesh Rao, CIO, Bureau of Industry and Security – U.S. Department of Commerce
Tammy Lakes, MBA, Co-Founder, COI Co-Labs Foundation

 

13:00 - 14:20

1:00 PM – 2:20 PM ET

Awards of Excellence Presentations

  Add to calendar

The Awards of Excellence sessions are the cornerstone of UEDA, highlighting and recognizing the best economic engagement practices across the globe. Awards finalists presentations were reviewed by industry peers and selected amongst all applicants to present at the Summit in the categories of Talent, Innovation, and Place, as well as those category intersections. Daily finalist presentations will correspond with the daily theme, and audience members will vote on the category leaders based on a project’s replicability, scalability, creativity, and impact. Join this session to vote for your favorite initiatives and collect ideas to implement within your own region. If two categories occur simultaneously, participants will select which category breakout session they would like to attend before the Summit. Winners will be announced at the public UEDA Rally Day on Sept. 30.

Introduction Speaker: Margo Fliss, Manager of Strategic Engagement, Center for Economic Development, University of Alaska Anchorage

 

Breakout 1: Place

 

Vibrant Virginia

Virginia Tech

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UT Dallas Campus Landscape Enhancement Project (CLEP)

The University of Texas at Dallas

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Southeast Kentucky Downtown Revitalization Project

University of Kentucky

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Breakout 2: Talent + Place

 

Industrial Maintenance Certificate for the Wi. Department of Corrections

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

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In Your Business Television

Indiana University East

Learn More

 

CSUN Pathways to Success Program

California State University Northridge and Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics

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14:30 - 15:30

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Place Charrettes

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Our world is constantly adapting and evolving. These charrettes will explore topics critical to economic engagement and regional recovery in today’s world. Through a facilitated session, participants will discuss each of the topics below through the daily theme’s lens (talent, innovation, or place) to identify challenges and discover ways to address these challenges in our work. This session will be an interactive brainstorming session. Active engagement and participation is encouraged by all participants. During this session, interactive “collaboration boards” will be provided for participants to collaborate and generate ideas. Prior to the Summit, participants will select which of the following topics are of interest to them.

 

Breakout A: Equitable Economic Engagement

Equitable economic development unlocks the full potential of a local economy by dismantling barriers and expanding opportunities for low-income people and communities of color, resulting in stronger, more competitive cities. What role can or should higher education institutions play in advancing equity in economic development in their own regions?

 

Breakout B: International Engagement

As a part of a global economy, higher ed institutions’ international engagement has been a driver of enrollment growth, innovation, collaboration and regional economic growth. With ever changing political dynamics and current COVID-19-related travel restrictions, how can institutions and their host communities maintain their reputation for excellence in higher education and manage challenges that threaten the sustainability of international engagement?

 

Breakout C: Rural Economic Development

Amidst a growing rural/urban divide, rural communities are facing new challenges to sustain their economies. With issues like lack of broadband and outmigration of talent to urban areas, how can higher education institutions support the vitality of rural communities? How can strong ecosystems be strengthened and businesses, particularly small businesses, be supported?

 

Breakout D: Balancing Health and the Economy

While the world battles both a health crisis and an economic crisis, communities are faced with decisions on how to balance these two crises simultaneously. With many universities pivoting to online or hybrid operations, university communities’ economies are impacted drastically. How might universities and their regional economic development partners advance their economy and health at the same time?

15:30 - 16:30

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Place Roundtable

  Add to calendar

We will wrap up each day with Roundtables designed to provide a fun atmosphere and encourage networking amongst participants. Each roundtable will begin with our Awards Finalists from that day, answering any remaining questions that participants may have from previous sessions. Once questions have been answered, all participants will be provided a prompt and then randomly split into breakout rooms to connect with other participants using the prompts provided. This round-robin, speed-networking event will introduce you to other professionals while getting to know a bit about other regional economic engagement efforts.

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Summit Sponsors

University Economic Development Association

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Pittsburgh, PA 15227
216.200.UEDA (8332)
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