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UIDP27: Conference in Chicago, IL

September 11 - September 14

UIDP27 will be hosted by Northwestern University, in partnership with The University of Chicago and The University of Illinois at Chicago this September.

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UIDP27 Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Leigh Thompson from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Thompson is the J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations with the Kellogg School.  She is the director of the Kellogg Team and Group Research Center, the Kellogg Leading High Impact Teams Executive program, High Performance Negotiation Skills Executive program, and co-director of the Constructive Collaboration Executive program and the Navigating Work Place Conflict Executive program. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Northwestern.

Thompson is seen as a leading expert in creativity and innovation, negotiation, knowledge transfer, and emotional intelligence. Her research focuses on negotiation skills and strategies, group decision making, creativity, and analogical reasoning. Read more about Leigh Thompson.

UIDP27 Agenda Highlights

The UIDP27 program will include four half-day workshops on open innovation programs within both industry and universities.

The semi-annual conference will explore the role of university-industry partnerships in emerging technologies, including the life cycle of relationship management as it applies to university-industry partnerships, example models of impactful master research agreements and the role of startups. There will be optional tours highlighting innovation in the Chicagoland region and two evening receptions, one in Chicago and one in Evanston.

UIDP27 registrants can look forward to:

General interest sessions  grouped in areas such as:

  • Contracting
  • Compliance
  • Strategic Engagement
  • Workforce Matters

Short sessions providing a quick overview of company approaches to university engagement as well as hot topics affecting U-I collaborations.

Project sessions highlight the UIDP project portfolio and our focused efforts to address issues affecting collaborations between the sectors.

Breakout Sessions

Presentations that discuss ways to initiate and grow university-industry relationships

Networking Opportunities 

  • Two evening networking receptions. Including one at the innovative Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, located in the heart of downtown Chicago. 

Optional Tours


Agenda is subject to change.

UIDP Academy Workshops

Additional fee required.

Workshops are each a half day and will run concurrently.
More details to come as these workshops are developed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Please note the TWO event locations below

Sept. 11, 13 and 14
Technological Institute
Northwestern Evanston Campus
2145 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston IL 60208

Sept. 12
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 E. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Recommended Hotel

Hotels are selling out quickly.
Please book your accommodation as soon as possible. 

Hyatt House Evanston
1515 Chicago Avenue
Evanston IL
Rates: $239 per night
Booking code: G-INUC
Group rate ends: August 20, 2018

Other Hotels

Holiday Inn Chicago North
(7-minute drive)**
(847) 491-6400
1501 Sherman Ave,
Evanston IL 60201

Hampton Inn Chicago North
(20-minute drive)**
(855) 470-1611
1209 West Albion Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

DoubleTree by Hilton 
(20 minute drive)**
North Shore Conference Center
9599 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077

The Margarita European Inn 
(8 minute drive)**
 (847) 869-2273
1566 Oak Avenue
Evanston IL 60201

**Note that all estimated drive times are to the Technological Institute on Northwestern’s campus in Evanston. 

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Logistics Memo

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