Program Innovation Excursion
hosted by The University of California, San Diego
Saturday, April 9, 2016
2:00- 8:00 p.m.
Post-Conference registration is separate from regular conference registration. If you'd like to register for the full conference, click here.
Cities around the globe are struggling with how to grow 21st century technologies, businesses and talent. Economic research makes clear that universities play a pivotal role in that process. Nowhere is this truer than in San Diego. Over a 50 year period, the Torrey Pines Mesa Research Park has developed an array of research institutions anchored by University of California, San Diego, which have contributed to the development of numerous science-based clusters creating 140,000 new high-wage jobs and changing the face of the regional economy.
In this unique UPCEA Annual Conference post-conference excursion, attendees will take a deep dive into this science-based innovation ecosystem. Hosted by a prestigious panel of experts and moderated by Dr. Mary Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Programs and the Dean of Extended Studies at University of California, San Diego, attendees will then explore how research and educational institutions are evaluating the demands of this sector and developing state-of-the-art programs to meet the knowledge and skill requirements for the workforce that fuels San Diego’s innovative economy.
2:00-2:30 p.m. Transportation from conference hotel to University of California, San Diego
2:30-3:00 p.m. Networking, light refreshments
3:00-5:00 p.m. Panel presentation
5:00-5:30 p.m. Break and transportation to dinner
5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner at local restaurant (special menu for participants)
7:30-8:00 p.m. Transportation to conference hotel