I2RP: Research Park at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

June 14-15, 2017
Urbana, Illinois

As the saying goes, if you've seen one research park, you've seen one research park. Join us are we kick off our Introduction to Research Parks (I2RP) program at the successful Research Park at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We are headed out of the gates and packing some punch with a unique program and dialogue. With storytelling and case studies, you will learn the how's and why's that led to this successful public-private partnership.

Preliminary Agenda 
About Our Host Research Park 


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Register Online

I2RP Fee: $495 per person.

* The I2RP Registration Fee includes attendance to all I2RP sessions and course materials, group dinner, continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, plus, tour of the Research Park at University of Illinois and incubator. 

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Palmer at vickiepalmer@aurp.net. 


Event Venue:

I2RP Programming held at EnterpriseWorks Incubator on the Research Park Campus
60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
EnterpriseWorks Room 130
Transportation will be provided from i Hotel to the Research Park. Begin loading the hotel shuttle at the front drive at 8:00 am, shuttle will depart by 8:10 am.  

All guests are invited to attend the optional tour of the University of Illinois, following the I2RP Programming and Tour of the Research Parks. Guests who are not attending this optional tour may return to hotel following the I2RP program at 3:30 pm.


Hotel Accommodations: i Hotel & Conference Center

Don't delay in making your hotel reservation at the i Hotel & Conference Center
Room rates: Single/Double room at $119, plus tax
Online reservations

1900 South First Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
United States

Map and Directions

This discounted rate is on a room available basis until Thursday, June 1st, 2017.

Travel Considerations:

- Champaign-Urbana Airport (CMI) is located in Champaign (10 minutes from the Research Park) and is served by American Airlines and United Airlines with direct flights from Chicago and Dallas.
- Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is 3 hours away and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is 2.5 hours away, both have regular charter bus service to the University of Illinois through Peoria Charter.
- Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is 2 hours from Champaign.  



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